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By Gay Watson

ISBN-10: 1780232853

ISBN-13: 9781780232850

hearing a functionality of John Cage’s 4'33", you pay attention, before everything, not anything. because the composition maintains you pay attention, once more, not anything. but on listening extra heavily, anything is heard: the coughs of the viewers, the shuffling of paper, light muttering. What had looked to be vacancy is as an alternative anything extra major, a meditation at the sounds current even inside silence. In A Philosophy of vacancy, homosexual Watson reclaims vacancy as a good, empowering nation, an antidote to the obsession with substance and beginning.
Via a travel of early and non-Western philosophy homosexual Watson uncovers the wealthy historical past of vacancy, taking us from Buddhism, Taoism and non secular mysticism to the modern global of philosophy, technological know-how and paintings perform. Watson exhibits that the 20th century has visible the resurgence of vacancy, and she or he bargains the explanation why such an it appears unappealing notion may have attracted sleek musicians, artists and scientists, in addition to pre-eminent thinkers during the ages.
The e-book probes the belief of the way a existence with out transcendence will be lived, and why one could decide on this. It hyperlinks those ideas to fashionable rules of the brain, and provides an exciting tackle vacancy that would entice all people with an curiosity within the background of thought.

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