Andy Dreitcer to Participate in Conference on Contemplation and Mental Life

by Facilitator on July 7, 2010

Andy Dreitcer has been invited to participate in a gathering in Telluride, Colorado, July 7-10, “Exploring the Language of Mental Life,” sponsored by The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

The proposed conference aims to serve as a catalyst to bringing a systematic approach to understanding the key terms of our mental life. It seeks to bring together into a dialogue the perspectives of (a) modern science –neuroscience as well as psychology -, (b) philosophy of mind, (c) Buddhist phenomenology and contemplative practice, and (d) clinical and contemporary therapeutic traditions, especially Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). A central aim of the conference is to develop clear understanding of the ways in which the key mental terms are developed, defined and applied in the specific disciplines, so that an ongoing lexicon can be created for the use of researchers in the various related fields.

Andy will be the sole researcher representing the Christian contemplative perspective.

You can find a description of conference and participants here.

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