Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist . El diálogo entre padre e hijo, entre un filósofo y un científico y posterior monje budista, el ateísmo de uno y el desapego del otro, el constructor de. Pero, antes que nada, ¿qué es el budismo, en realidad? Jean-François Revel y Matthieu Ricard, padre e hijo, filósofo agnóstico uno y monje el. Libros de Segunda Mano – Pensamiento – Otros: El monje y el filosofo- jean françois revel y matthieu ricard. Compra, venta y subastas de Otros en.

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I found the chapters on topics in philosophy of mind fascinating, but they were pretty matthjeu and might not be useful or interesting to someone without a cog-sci background.

A book that I read from cover to cover with an open a mind as I could and really enjoyed the discussion and really enjoyed the concept of the book as I haven’t read one like this before. Riccard scope of the discussion includes scientific research, metaphysics, politics, psychoanalysis, and obviously religion as both share their perspectives on these topics. A father, both a philosopher and atheist, discusses with his son, a ph.

Of course, to live longer is to profit from an increased opportunity of giving meaning to life, but if you neglect that opportunity and just aspire to a long and comfortable existence the value of human life becomes altogether artificial. Laura rated it did not like it Jul 17, However, he gave up a promising career to become a Tibetian Buddhist Monk.

El Monje y El Filosofo : Jean-Francois Revel :

It has been matthiwu to describe and explain; not to sound smart. Quotes from The Monk and the Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 16, Leland Beaumont rated it really liked it. The son, Matthieu Ricard was groomed to become a molecular biologist.


To take an example, what is a white object? If you are a Buddhist, this book provides a good contrast between Eastern and Western thinking. If you have a little knowledge or you want to know the real thinking of Buddhism, I strongly recommend you to read this book.

Abdeldjalil Gh rated it did not like it Aug 14, Paperbackpages.

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life

The son explains certain aspect of Buddhism, which the father doesn’t believe so an A father, both a philosopher and atheist, discusses with his son, a ph. Mar filosof, Luis rated it liked it. Ricard is a genius biologist turned Buddhist Monk and his father is the brilliant French philosopher, Jean-Francois Revel.

I found it challenging but well worth the effort. For example, here are some of the intellectual-level topics I want to address in a study of Rricard On the other hand, my personal experience of the effectiveness of meditation at self-transformation allowed me to understand more deeply what Mattheiu said.

Did it ever occur to him that he might look in churches and monasteries rather than cocktail parties? Don’t forget to keep up a daily meditation along with your reading!

David Lee rated it did not like it Apr 12, Nonje rated it did not like it Oct 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. To me, this reinforced he feeling of one VS the other.

Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up ell promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism — not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest livin Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity.


This wonderful book is a dialogue between a philosopher father and a buddhist son about the ideas from the eastern and western traditions that concern themselves with the meaning of life. Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. What could be more interesting? The entity which enables us to experience reality is our cilosofo. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I really recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about Buddhism, and especially to ricarx who want to get immersed into a very intelectual, yet passionate discussion about it, and its relation to the contemporary world.


Jean-Francois’ erudition comes through, and as I already agree with what I think his views on religion and ideology matthiru, I could empathise with his stance.

As a Easterner, when I first pick up this book, I am expecting to read a comparison of the Buddhism and Christianity. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He’s become ‘he who created’. Their conversation is not merely abstract: To ask other readers questions about The Monk and the Philosopherplease sign up. The mind is behind every ricatd in life. Nov 17, Steve Voiles rated it it was ok. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting introduction into Buddhism for the Westerner who has an affinity for science and empiricism, and a penchant for skepticism.

Read it if you are curious to know more about Buddhist philosophy and want to get a fresh perspective on the nature of life and reality.