Cognition & Reality

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Dualism Versus Dualism

Filed under: Advaita,Non-Dualism — drtone @ 10:46 am

I’ve been contemplating the difference between Advaita, the non-dualism of Vedanta, and critiques of Cartesian dualism. I wonder whether questions about the distinction between the individual and Whole connect with the continuity of mind and body, as it applies to mental and physical health. Alternative medicines of various types and some approaches to psychology take for granted that a distinction between mind and body obscures the basis for dis-ease.That distinction does not seem to be the same or similar to the distinction between Atman and Brahman. I realize I may have conflated these concepts, and I wonder whether it matters.

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