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The Psychology of Emotions and Humour in Buddhism

Authors: de Silva, Padmasiri

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  • Includes a foreword by Professor Venerable Deegalle Mahinda
  • Explores the little discussed theory of Buddhist humour
  • Draws on theory of 'incongruity humour' to discuss humour and emotion in Buddhism
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This book examines the psychological dimensions of emotions and humour in Buddhism. While there is a wealth of material concerning human emotions related to humour and the mindful management of negative emotions, very little has been written on the theory of Buddhist humour. Uniting both Buddhist and Western philosophy, the author draws upon the theory of ‘incongruity humour’, espoused by figures such as Kierkegaard, Kant and Hegel and absorbed into the interpretation of humour by the Buddhist monk and former Western philosopher, Ñāṇavīra Thero. The author makes extensive use of rich primary sources such as the parables used by Ajahn Brahm while interweaving Western theories and philosophies to illuminate this original study of humour and emotion. This pioneering work will be of interest and value to students and scholars of humour, Buddhist traditions and existentialism more widely. 

About the authors

Padmasiri de Silva is Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. He has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. His publications include Buddhist and Freudian PsychologyThe Environmental Philosophy of Buddhism and An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Mindful Emotions

    Pages 1-10

    de Silva, Padmasiri

  • The Emotion of Anger

    Pages 11-15

    de Silva, Padmasiri

  • Greed, the Acquisitive Drive, and Sensuality

    Pages 17-24

    de Silva, Padmasiri

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Contemporary Social Pathology

    Pages 25-28

    de Silva, Padmasiri

  • The Buddha’s Techniques of Teaching and the Use of Parables and Similes

    Pages 29-35

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eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97514-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97513-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07364-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Emotions and Humour in Buddhism
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97514-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97514-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97513-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07364-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 80
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