Author Archive for Akila Weerasekera

Mind, Brain and Buddhism

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Akila Weerasekera On July 20, 2007, neurologists at the University of Marseille revealed the remarkable case of the 44-year-old French tax official who had been doing just fine with a fluid-filled cavity taking up most of the space where his brain should have been. He had gone to the hospital in 2003 complaining of a […]

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The colonial mindset of the ‘dark elite in white masks’

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Akila Weerasekera For more than 25 years epistemology and ontology has been the primary study of Professor Nalin de Silva. As a result of his study he came up with the philosophy of constructive relativism, also called “paticcasamuppadin” and is different from the conventional materialistic and idealistic approaches. Constructive Relativism is based on Buddhist culture […]

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