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Neuro by Joelle M. Abi-Rached, Nikolas Rose

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Notes   

Introduction

1. Our focus in this book is on “advanced liberal” societies (Rose 1999), but we should note that these developments are by no means confined to Europe, the Americas, and Australasia, and indeed that we have seen many novel attempts at rapprochement, via the brain, with practices of meditation, especially those from the Buddhist tradition (see for example, the activities of the Mind and Life Institute: http://www.mindandlife.org). Further, there is another whole pathway of research that we barely touch on in the account that follows—cognitive science and artificial intelligence. While there are many links between those developments and the ones we analyze in this book, to address them in any detail would overburden an already ...

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