Alan Watts - In the Academy: Essays and Lectures (SUNY by Alan Watts,Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice

By Alan Watts,Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice

Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative faith, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.

To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the delivery of Alan Watts (1915–1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed number of Watts’s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from specialist journals, monographs, scholarly books, meetings, and symposia complaints, the quantity sheds helpful gentle at the developmental arc of Watts’s considering language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative faith, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive assortment demanding situations Watts’s recognition as a “popularizer” or “philosophical entertainer,” revealing his issues to be even more expansive and transdisciplinary than is advised through the parochial “Zen Buddhist” label usually affixed to his writings. The editors’ authoritative creation elucidates modern views on Watts’s existence and paintings, and helps a daring rethinking of his contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religion.

Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar starting place in Rowe, Massachusetts.

Donadrian L. Rice is Professor of Psychology on the collage of West Georgia. jointly they're the coeditors of Alan Watts—Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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