From Moses and Monotheism to Buddha and Behaviorism: Cognitive Behavior Therapy's Transpersonal Crisis
Seiden, Douglas Y., Lam, KaNei, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
ABSTRACT: Philosophers of science in psychology have traditionally defined the field in such a way as to keep it distinct from inquiry into external referents of transpersonal experience. The cognitive behavioral mindfulness therapies (MTs) provide a forum for increased assimilation by the mainstream discipline of knowledge and skills drawn from the perennial psychologies and technologies of transcendence, and for accommodation of psychology's own world hypotheses, root metaphors and truth criteria. The science-metaphysics debate in psychology is presented, including the pragmatism of William James, the radical behaviorism of B.F. Skinner, and the functional contextualism of Acceptance …
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Publication information: Article title: From Moses and Monotheism to Buddha and Behaviorism: Cognitive Behavior Therapy's Transpersonal Crisis. Contributors: Seiden, Douglas Y. - Author, Lam, KaNei - Author. Journal title: Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2010. Page number: 89+. © Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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