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Philosophy East / West

Exploring Intersections between Educational and Contemplative Practices

Philosophy East / West by Oren Ergas
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Philosophy East/West showcases new scholarship in the philosophy of education and contemplative studies, paying particular attention to the intersection of mindfulness, evidence-based science, and wisdom traditions.

  • Moves beyond simplistic explanations of “Eastern” and “Western” to explore the complexity and diversity of various wisdom traditions
  • Investigates the effect of mindfulness-based curricular interventions on current educational theory and practice
  • Uses insights from important Western philosophers—including Heidegger, Levinas, and Foucault—to situate contemplative practice within contemporary educational theory
  • Emphasizes the importance of transcultural and intercultural approaches in the philosophy of education
Wiley; November 2015
224 pages; ISBN 9781119147312
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Title: Philosophy East / West
Author: Oren Ergas; Sharon Todd
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