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The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.


Buddhism and science: Talking past each other?

May 27th, 2012

Episode 33 of 178 episodes

This week, we look at the convergence – or perhaps not – of two philosophies: Buddhism and modern science. Buddhism has attempted to redefine itself in relation to neuroscience . A case in point is the ‘dialogue’ between Buddhism and neuroscience promoted by the Dalai Lama and his Western followers. But before talking of a possible convergence between neuroscience and Buddhism, do we need to acknowledge the divergences?