Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist . El diálogo entre padre e hijo, entre un filósofo y un científico y posterior monje budista, el ateísmo de uno y el desapego del otro, el constructor de. Pero, antes que nada, ¿qué es el budismo, en realidad? Jean-François Revel y Matthieu Ricard, padre e hijo, filósofo agnóstico uno y monje el. Libros de Segunda Mano – Pensamiento – Otros: El monje y el filosofo- jean françois revel y matthieu ricard. Compra, venta y subastas de Otros en.

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Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French ricardd life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. The father often criticizes Buddhism and very frequently highlights how its ideas are really Good topic. In addition, we can directly observe the serenity of these expert practitioners.

I found the chapters on topics in philosophy of mind fascinating, but they were pretty jargon-heavy and might not be useful or interesting to someone without a cog-sci background.

The skills of highly trained monks are equally extraordinary, but not observable by others. Sadly the book did not meet my expectations.

The Monk and the Philosopher: The world can’t be determined by itself. If you have a little knowledge or you want to know the real thinking of Buddhism, I strongly recommend you to read this book.

What makes it interesting is the authors backgrounds, and the fact that none of them get to drag long enough without being challenged, whether by expected or unexpected reasoning. Lists with This Book. Published February 15th by Schocken first published Through an extraordinary dialogue between a father and a son, this book explores Buddhism and how it addresses some of the fl profound questions about nature and reality.


A disturbing chapter describes the Chinese invasion, occupation, and on-going destruction of Tibet, its people, and its culture since Explicitly asks and answers questions like whether cilosofo considers itself a religion, whether it is nihilistic and how it sees reincarnation.

Aug 31, Chau added it. La tentation totalitaire The Totalitarian Temptation.

This is a fine investigation of Buddhist philosophy by an eminent French humanist and his son, a Buddhist monk with a phd in biology. The West, aided by developments in science, believes that progress in the general human condition itself will automatically better the individual. For Buddhism to succeed in the west, it requires to be harmoniously incorporated in to the political system.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Trivia About The Monk and the Way of the Hermes Clement Salaman. A good book nonetheless. I give the book three stars. Jun 20, Simon Lee rated it really liked it. But more often than not, a little redundancy goes a long way in better understanding concepts. For instance, when they talk about pschyo-analysis and how Freud interpreted the consciousness to be a product of our innate being and its interaction with the outer world, the thought is dismissed as a circumstantial reason which is symptomatic rather than substantial.

Aug 06, Paul Loong rated it it was amazing.

El Monje y El Filosofo

One of the two following things is bound to happen: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If you perform a Google search with the keyword “Matthieu Ricard” you will find filsofo of photos of him ridiculously laughing at the camera.


The book is a fantastic read, and is sure to broaden the reader’s thinking on a score of subjects, including the pursuit of happiness.

A wavelength, a ‘color temperature’, moving particles? I think that truth does not contradict itself, and that the two talked past each other at times.

El Monje y El Filosofo : Jean-Francois Revel :

Since religions were losing a hold on the laity, there was very little guidance that people could draw from philosophy on living a good life. The book had a promising script and I loved the first third into it.

The other part I was not able to reconcile is the claim that the self can be seen objectively. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The son, Matthieu Ricard was groomed to become This wonderful book is a dialogue between a philosopher father and a buddhist son about the ideas from the eastern and western traditions that concern themselves with the meaning of life. In the initial few chapters, the question on whether Buddhism is a religion or mind-science or a way of life has been addressed.

Questions like whether Buddhism believes in the existence of God? And not only that, but it also draws the strengths and limitations of both sides. If it was, we’d all perceive it in the same way. The introspection techniques perfected in thousands of years of meditation are a treasure of humanity.

B I read this after loving Matthieu Ricard’s book, Happiness. All in all, it’s a decent read.