Why I Am Not a Buddhist | Robert Wright & Evan Thompson [The Wright Show]

Evan’s new book, Why I Am Not a Buddhist 0:22 Evan’s critique of “Buddhist modernism” and “Buddhist exceptionalism” 11:15 Which of Buddhism’s major claims are naturalistic? 21:39 Is Buddhism fundamentally different than other religions? 35:30 Bob defends Buddhist insights into human psychology 41:39 Evan’s case against “neural Buddhism” 1:02:00 Does a clearer view of reality make you more equanimous? 1:14:38 All about nirvana 1:35:30 Debating evolutionary psychology 1:46:59 Evan: This book is friendly criticism 2:11:57

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia, Waking, Dreaming, Being)

Recorded March 31, 2020

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