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  • ISBN: 9780271019734
  • ISBN10: 0271019735

Reality and Mystical Experience

by F. Samuel Brainard

  • List Price: $34.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/2000
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Responding to our modern disillusionment with any claims to absolute truth regarding morality or reality, this book offers a conceptual approach for discussing absolutes without denying either the relevance of divergent religious and philosophical teachings or the evidence supporting postmodern and poststructuralist critiques.

Case studies of mysticism within Advaita-Vedanta Hinduism, Madhyamika Buddhism, and Nicene Christianity demonstrate the value of this approach and offer many fresh insights into the metaphysical presuppositions of these religions as well as into the nature and value of mystical experience.

Like Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach, this book finds ultimate reality to be rationally graspable only as an eternal fugue of pattern and paradox. Yet it does not so much counter other philosophical views as provide a conceptual tool for understanding and classifying incommensurable views.

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