Episode 7: Craving

Summary

Do you wish things were different right now? Is there some experience you used to have that you miss? Are you having unpleasant feelings? If so, you’ve got a lot in common with Buddhist practitioners and philosophers from the 4th century CE. In this episode, I speak with Bryce Huebner, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. We talk about how some Buddhist philosophers think our mental lives are interrelated with our emotions, how this idea relates to contemporary cognitive science, and why that may help those of us who are wishing things were different right now.

Sources and Links

Bryce Huebner is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about Yogacara Buddhism, cognitive science, and the relationship between the two check out:

Jonathan Gold, Paving the Great Way

Maria Heim, The Forerunner of all Things

Evan Thompson, Waking, Dreaming, Being

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