By Alan Watts,Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice
To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the start of Alan Watts (1915–1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed choice of Watts’s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from expert journals, monographs, scholarly books, meetings, and symposia complaints, the quantity sheds priceless mild at the developmental arc of Watts’s wondering language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative faith, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive assortment demanding situations Watts’s acceptance as a “popularizer” or “philosophical entertainer,” revealing his issues to be even more expansive and transdisciplinary than is advised via the parochial “Zen Buddhist” label often affixed to his writings. The editors’ authoritative advent elucidates modern views on Watts’s lifestyles 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 college of West Georgia. jointly they're the coeditors of Alan Watts—Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, additionally released via SUNY Press.
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