Tibetan Buddhism & Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Pr
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Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge assumes no technical background in Buddhism or physics as it clearly and engagingly addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. It strongly responds to the Dalai Lama's "heartfelt plea" for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism.

Author Biography

Vic Mansfield is a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
What Are Buddhism and Science? Why Is a Dialogue Needed?p. 3
Quantum Mechanics and Compassion: Parallels and Problemsp. 27
An Introduction to Middle Way Emptinessp. 45
The Physics of Peace: Quantum Nonlocality and Emptinessp. 63
A Quantum Mechanical Challenge to Tibetan Buddhismp. 97
Relativity and the Arrow of Timep. 131
Toward the Union of Love and Knowledgep. 151
Notesp. 169
Indexp. 175
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