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Michael Nagler argues that problems now faced by American society spring from a false way of looking at the world,based on the premise that material things are fundamental, consciousness merely derivative. He advocates a return to the ancient and Eastern spritual view that consciousness is fundamental.

In developing a new conception of the universe and applying it to our social problems, Dr. Nagler explains how we can best oppose war, consumerism, commercialism, scientism, and the spiritual hollowness of modern life.

Commentary by Lewis S. Mudge.

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Bringing years of scholarship to his thoughtful argument, Michael Nagler contends that many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society today are direct results of an overemphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. These ills, he posits, spring from a false way of looking at the world — namely, from considering material things to be fundamental, and consciousness merely derivative. He advocates a return to the ancient Eastern spiritual view that consciousness is fundamental — that it is the basic stuff of the universe, and matter and energy merely ephemeral forms or appearances. In developing this conception and applying it to the nation's social problems, Nagler explains how readers can best oppose war, consumerism, commercialism, and scientism, and heal the spiritual deficit many feel today.

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ISBN:
9780812695816
Author:
Nagler, Michael N
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Commentaries by:
Mudge, Lewis S.
Commentaries:
Mudge, Lewis S.
Author:
Nagler, Michael N.
Author:
Mudge, Lewis S.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys/Modern
Subject:
Consumption (economics)
Subject:
Philosophy : General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Master Hsuan Hua Memorial Lecture
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 7.5 oz

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Bringing years of scholarship to his thoughtful argument, Michael Nagler contends that many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society today are direct results of an overemphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. These ills, he posits, spring from a false way of looking at the world — namely, from considering material things to be fundamental, and consciousness merely derivative. He advocates a return to the ancient Eastern spiritual view that consciousness is fundamental — that it is the basic stuff of the universe, and matter and energy merely ephemeral forms or appearances. In developing this conception and applying it to the nation's social problems, Nagler explains how readers can best oppose war, consumerism, commercialism, and scientism, and heal the spiritual deficit many feel today.
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