ROBERT WRIGHT, the author of Why Buddhism is True, was interviewed by JON KABAT-ZINN, PhD
at the Kentucky Center on November 27th, 2017.
WATCH HERE on KET’s website.
one of the nation’s foremost public intellectuals and an expert on evolutionary psychology— Robert Wright has produced a deeply personal exploration of how natural selection has inclined us toward delusion and unhappiness, anxiety, depression, anger, and greed. And, in addition to making us unhappy, our delusions foster conflict, whether along national, religious, or—increasingly—ideological lines.
Wright shows us a way out of this trap with his book Why Buddhism is True, a “joyful and insightful this book is both entertaining and informative” (Publishers Weekly). Buddhism declared thousands of years ago what scientists are only now discovering: that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly and that there are specific and practical steps we can take to see things as they really are. Buddhism diagnoses our human predicament—and offers a cure. And this cure offers clarity of vision which includes clarity of moral vision, helping us find happiness and enriching our relationships with other human beings. Robert Wright is also the author of The Evolution of God, Nonzero and The Moral Animal.
Buy your own copy of Why Buddhism is True HERE.