Theorising the Transcendent:
Philosophical and Literary
Perspectives on Meditation
Organisers: Alex Moran (Oxford), Rebecca Birrell (Edinburgh)
Workshop dates: March 11th - March 13th.
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the ancient practice of meditaiton. But what is meditation, exactly, and what are its alleged benefits? And how does the idea of meditaiton relate to the more contemproary notion of 'mindfulness'? Our workshop will explore these and related questions, by bringing to bear both philosophical and literary perspectives on the concept of meditation. In this way, we hope to encourage the 'theory of meditation' to develop alongside the ongoing interest in its practice.