Wainwright

Mysticism: A Study of its Nature, Cognitive Value, and Moral Implications by William J. Wainwright (1981)

Mysticism: A Study of its Nature, Cognitive Value, and Moral Implications by William J. Wainwright (1981)

Wainwright

In this work, William J. Wainwright, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, provides a thoughtful and comprehensive study of mysticism.

Topics covered in the book include:  the nature of mystical experience, including a suggested typology; chemical mysticism and the scientific study of mystical experience; the cognitive status of mystical experience; some theories on mysticism; and mysticism and morality.