The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

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by Alan W. Watts
     
 

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At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. In The Book, philosopher AlanSee more details below

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At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. In The Book, philosopher Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the ancient Hindu philosophy of Vedanta to help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe. In this mind-opening and revelatory work, Watts has crafted a primer on what it means to be human—and a manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307807878
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
83,560
File size:
2 MB

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