Mind and Attention in Indian Philosophy: Workshop Report

Abstract

This report highlights and explores five questions that arose from the workshop on mind and attention in Indian philosophy at Harvard University, September 21st to 22nd, 2013: 1. How does the understanding of attention in Indian philosophy bear on contemporary western debates? 2. How can we train our attention, and what are the benefits of doing so? 3. Can meditation give us moral knowledge? 4. What can Indian philosophy tell us about how we perceive the world? 5. Are there cross-cultural philosophical themes?

Author Profiles

Nilanjan Das
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Zachary C. Irving
University of Virginia

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