A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and by Peter Doran

By Peter Doran

The energy of capital is the ability to focus on our cognizance, mold market-ready identities, and decrease the general public realm to an unending sequence of decisions. This has far-reaching implications for our mental, actual and religious health and wellbeing, and finally for our worldwide ecology. during this purchaser age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness supply greater than person future health and resilience. in addition they provide new assets of serious inquiry into our collective situation, and will aspect, in time, to regulatory tasks within the box of well-being.

This e-book attracts jointly vigorous debates from the hot economics of transition, commons and health and wellbeing, consumerism, and the rising position of mindfulness in pop culture. Engaged Buddhist practices and teachings correspond heavily to insights in modern political philosophical investigations into the character of energy, significantly via Michel Foucault. The 'attention economic system' will be understood as a brand new area of fight in our age of neoliberal governmentality; because the forces of enclosure – having colonized forests, land and the our bodies of workers – at the moment are prolonged to the world of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions about the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our realization, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

This is a helpful source for college students and students of environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, well-being and new economics, political economic system, environmental politics, the commons and legislation, in addition to Buddhist conception and philosophy.

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