Reasoning Into Reality: A System-cybernetics Model and Therapeutic Interpretation of Buddhist Middle Path Analysis
An innovative interpretation of Buddhist Middle Path thought, the most advanced level of Buddhist philosophy, into the contemporary language of psychology and systems theory. Uniquely relevant to the Western disciplines of philosophy, psychology, and psychotherapy, this model shows how Middle Path analysis applies to psychotherapeutic settings.
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