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By Peter Doran

The strength of capital is the ability to focus on our awareness, mildew 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 non secular overall healthiness, and eventually for our international ecology. during this client age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness supply greater than person future health and resilience. additionally they provide new assets of serious inquiry into our collective , and will aspect, in time, to regulatory tasks within the box of well-being.

This e-book attracts jointly vigorous debates from the recent economics of transition, commons and health, consumerism, and the rising function of mindfulness in pop culture. Engaged Buddhist practices and teachings correspond heavily to insights in modern political philosophical investigations into the character of strength, significantly by way of Michel Foucault. The 'attention economic system' might be understood as a brand new enviornment 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 area of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions on the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our recognition, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

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

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