A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and by Peter Doran

By Peter Doran

The strength of capital is the facility to focus on our realization, 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 non secular future health, and eventually for our worldwide ecology. during this customer age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness provide greater than person health and wellbeing and resilience. additionally they provide new assets of severe inquiry into our collective situation, and should element, in time, to regulatory projects 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 energy, particularly through Michel Foucault. The 'attention financial system' should 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 world of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions on the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our cognizance, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

This is a invaluable 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 idea and philosophy.

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