Meditation and unity of consciousness: a perspective from Buddhist epistemology

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Abstract

The paper argues that empirical work on Buddhist meditation has an impact on Buddhist epistemology, in particular their account of unity of consciousness. I explain the Buddhist account of unity of consciousness and show how it relates to contemporary philosophical accounts of unity of consciousness. The contemporary accounts of unity of consciousness are closely integrated with the discussion of neural correlates of consciousness. The conclusion of the paper suggests a new direction in the search for neural correlates of state consciousness or creature consciousness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111 - 127
Number of pages17
JournalPhenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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