Some very interesting questions

Niall James Holohan reviews Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Robert Wright Simon & Schuster; Hb £20.00).

I have always been interested in secular Buddhism and evolutionary psychology and first heard the name Robert Wright after taking his Princeton Coursera on Buddhism and Modern Psychology in 2016. Anyone who has taken this course or read Robert’s books will attest to his deceptively amiable style of reorganising expert knowledge into witty but suitably challenging teaching
and writing.

In The Moral Animal, published in 1994, Wright outlined how human desires were selected

 

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