Evan Thompson joins us to speak about his book, Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.
What happens to your self, when you sleep, or are unconscious? Are we really simply the manifestation of ongoing processes, interacting as they arise and pass, as both Buddhism and contemporary science seem to indicate? Who we are, what we are, changes from moment to moment. And that exploration continues to fascinate, frustrate, and inspire us.
Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Evan works in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, Phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Asian philosophy and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. He is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy; Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind; Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception; and the co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience.
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