Logic  of  Enlightenment, The

Logic of Enlightenment, The

A Cognitive Theory of Spirituality

In this ground-breaking book the meaning of enlightenment is made evident to the sceptical modern reader, in an intellectually convincing manner.


Enlightenment is a special kind of knowledge or insight that lifts the malaise of everyday life. But what exactly is it? This ground-breaking book offers a definitive logical account for the modern mind of the kind of knowledge that spiritual enlightenment provides, doing justice both to logic and to spirituality.
Zen and the Tao have expressed the mystical nature of enlightenment by contradictions and riddles; it is shown here that the reason enlightenment must be mystical in this way is that it is complementary to logic, expressing changes in the very nature of our understanding. It is this that makes our life magically switch from the existentially meaningless to one of profound meaning. For this switch to not be mystical, our desolation would have to already be solvable in terms of our current conceptions – which is precisely what often seems impossible for us.
This work should appeal both to the believer and the sceptic, by revealing the special relationship between spiritual enlightenment and Logic. Not only does it use logic to clarify what is meant by enlightenment, but it simultaneously shows how the mystical nature of enlightenment clarifies when and when not to use logical reasoning.


5.0 out of 5 stars ... which seems out of the ordinary and intriguing - like an involuntary exclamation or shout, 31 Dec. 2015 By nicholas This review is from: The Logic of Enlightenment: A Cognitive Theory of Spirituality (Paperback) having only read the preview and not yet having received the book and not usually being one to write reviews the reason for this comment is maybe just to draw attention to something which seems out of the ordinary and intriguing - like an involuntary exclamation or shout . the first words convinced me that this is a deeply insightful work which could only have been written by a person of great knowledge , unerstanding and yes even enlightenment - how do I know this ? - because it made me feel immediately unburdened and free as if transmitting the very qualities of the subject matter. the writing is beautifully simple and clear even in comparing different philosophical ideas . although I have yet to read the whole book the message seems to be that to see the world as it should be seen you must allow the world to be what it is and not to view it from limited perspective and logic ie to experience the joy of an enlightened being a new logic must sit on top of the old which is more receptive to an enlightened communication. anyone receptively interested in philosophy would find this book useful. ;) ~ Nicholas, amazon.co.uk

Dave S. Henley
Dave S. Henley In his youth,Dave S. Henley specialized n the theoretical study of Logic. Initially pursuing a career in computer research, he later publish...

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