Evan Thompson

Waking, Dreaming, Being

Evan Thompson

Talk: Waking, Dreaming, Being

Dr. Evan Thompson is a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia in Vancouver and works in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and Asian and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. This talk weaves together findings at the forefront of neuroscience and philosophy of mind with insights from thousands-year-old contemplative traditions to offer a unique perspective on questions of consciousness and the self.

Evan Thompson

Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He writes about cognitive science, phenomenology, the philosophy of mind, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

The Book

Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future.

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