The Psychology and Philosophy of Meditation

The Psychology and Philosophy of Meditation

What will be explored?
Three Neural Networks. DMN, SN & CEN
Three Forms of meditation- FA, OM & S-T
Mindfulness meditation & Neo-Cognitive Association Theory
Schemas? What are they? States of Schemas? How are they activated?
Automatic mode vs Mindfulness and Schemas.
States of Consciousness & Absorption and meditation
Reported risks of meditation?
What is philosophy? Stoicism, mindfulness and impression management. Platonism and meta-cognition.
What is injustice?
Cognitive biases
Aims of Meditation
Tools and systems of thinking
Free will vs Determinism

Guglielmo Ferrero.
“It is a very common belief that the further man is seperated from the present in time, the more he differs from us in his thoughts and feelings; that the psychology of humanity changes from century to century, like fashions or literature. Therefore, no sooner do we find in past history an institution, a custom, a law, or a belief a little different from those with which we are familiar, than we immediately search for all manner of complicated explanations, which more often than not resolve themselvs into phrases of no very precise significance. And indeed, man does not change quickly; his psychology at bottom remains the same, and even if his culture varies much from one epoch to another, it does not change the functioning of his mind, The fundemental laws of the mind remain the same, at least during the short historical periods of which we have knowledge; and nearly all the phenomena, even the most strange, must be capable of explanation by those common laws of the mind we can recognize within ourselves”.



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