Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural Systems

July 3, 1991|
Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural Systems by Joanna Macy
$44.50 
$45.50
Paperback
Earn 223 plum® points
Ships free on orders over $35

In stock online

Not available in stores

Prices and offers may vary in store

about

This book brings important new dimensions to the interface between contemporary Western science and ancient Eastern wisdom. Here for the first time the concepts and insights of general systems theory are presented in tandem with those of the Buddha. Remarkable convergences appear between core Buddhist teachings and the systems view of reality, arising in our century from biology and extending into the social and cognitive sciences. Giving a cogent introduction to both bodies of thought, and a fresh interpretation of the Buddha's core teaching of dependent co-arising, this book shows how their common perspective on causality can inform our lives. The interdependence of all beings provides the context for clarifying both the role of meditative practice and guidelines for effective action on behalf of the common good.
Joanna R. Macy is Adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley. She is the author of Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age; Dharma and Development; Thinking Like a Mountain: Toward a Council of All Beings (with John Seed, Pat Fleming, and...
Loading
Title:Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural SystemsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:254 pages, 8.88 X 6.52 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:254 pages, 8.88 X 6.52 X 0.68 inPublished:July 3, 1991Publisher:State University of New York PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0791406377

ISBN - 13:9780791406373

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: