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Why Buddhism Is True

The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Robert Wright

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Robert Wright’s Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (2017) considers Buddhism through the lens of evolutionary psychology, a discipline that regards natural selection as the provenance of many mental traits. Focusing on his personal experience with mindfulness meditation, Wright describes a path to truth, using ideas from the realms of psychology and modern, scientifically influenced philosophy to illuminate ancient wisdom...

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Robert Wright’s Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (2017) considers Buddhism through the lens of evolutionary psychology, a discipline that regards natural selection as the provenance of many mental traits. Focusing on his personal experience with mindfulness meditation, Wright describes a path to truth, using ideas from the realms of psychology and modern, scientifically influenced philosophy to illuminate ancient wisdom...