New book: The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Mindfulness (2024)

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Edited By Susi Ferrarello and Christos Hadjioannou, the book brings together two schools of thought exploring thinking, mind, & mindfulness.

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Mindfulness (2024)
Edited By Susi Ferrarello, Christos Hadjioannou

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Mindfulness brings together two schools of thought and practice that – despite rarely being examined jointly – provide an incredibly fruitful way for exploring thinking, the mind, and the nature and practice of mindfulness.

Applying the concepts and methods of phenomenology, an international team of contributors explore mindfulness from a variety of different viewpoints and traditions. The handbook’s 35 chapters are divided into seven clear parts:

  • Mindfulness in the Western Traditions
  • Mindfulness in the Eastern Traditions
  • Mindfulness, Ethics, and Well-Being
  • Mindfulness, Time, and Attention
  • Mindfulness and Embodiment
  • Applications: Mindfulness in Life
  • Conclusion: Mindfulness and Phenomenology?

Within these sections, a rich array of topics and themes are explored, ranging from Stoicism and the origins of mindfulness in Buddhism and eastern thought to meditation, self-awareness, the body and embodiment, and critiques of mindfulness. Additionally, the book delves into the ways the ideas of leading phenomenological thinkers, including Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas, and other leading thinkers, such as Irigaray, can contribute to understanding the relationship between phenomenology and mindfulness.

A valuable resource for those researching phenomenology and applications of phenomenology, this handbook will also be of great interest to students and practitioners of mindfulness in areas such as counseling and psychotherapy.

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