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

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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 choice of Watts’s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from expert journals, monographs, scholarly books, meetings, and symposia complaints, the amount sheds helpful mild at the developmental arc of Watts’s brooding about language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative faith, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive assortment demanding situations Watts’s attractiveness as a “popularizer” or “philosophical entertainer,” revealing his issues to be even more expansive and transdisciplinary than is advised by means of the parochial “Zen Buddhist” label normally affixed to his writings. The editors’ authoritative advent 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 via SUNY Press.

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