Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers


Provides a philosophical account of everyday consciousness as a way of understanding mystical consciousness, drawing on the work of many Western and some Japanese thinkers.
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Provides a philosophical account of everyday consciousness as a way of understanding mystical consciousness, drawing on the work of many Western and some Japanese thinkers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791456446
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Roy, O.P. is Professor of Theology at Boston College. He is the author of Self-Actualization and the Radical Gospel and Transcendent Experiences: Phenomenology and Critique.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Western Philosophies of Consciousness
Ch. 1 Major Contributions 3
Ch. 2 Complementary Contributions 21
Ch. 3 Accounts of Mystical Consciousness 37
Pt. II Three Classics
Ch. 4 Plotinus: Consciousness beyond Consciousness 55
Ch. 5 Eckhart: When Human Consciousness Becomes Divine Consciousness 71
Ch. 6 Schleiermacher: Consciousness as Feeling 95
Pt. III A Dialogue with Zen Philosophy
Ch. 7 Western Views of the Self 115
Ch. 8 Japanese Views of the Self 129
Ch. 9 Western Views of Nothingness 145
Ch. 10 Japanese Views of Nothingness 165
Conclusion 187
Notes 193
Glossary 221
Bibliography 223
Index 227
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