Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment, Robert Wright
  • List: $17.99  |  Sale: $12.59
    Club: $8.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment

Author: Robert Wright

Narrator: Fred Sanders

Unabridged: 10 hr 29 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 08/08/2017

Genre: Psychology - Evolutionary Psychology

Synopsis

From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, depression, anger, and greed, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly—and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people. In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true—which is to say, a way out of our delusion—but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species.

Recommended

David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a m...

Narrator: Malcolm Gladwell
Published: 10/01/2013

The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell

This celebrated New York Times bestseller -- now poised to reach an even wider audience in paperback -- is a book that is changing the way Americans think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Narrator: Malcolm Gladwell
Published: 04/03/2007

Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Quiet
by Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Althoug...

Narrator: Kathe Mazur
Published: 01/24/2012

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven P...

Narrator: Patrick Egan
Published: 10/25/2011

The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell

This celebrated New York Times bestseller -- now poised to reach an even wider audience in paperback -- is a book that is changing the way Americans think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Narrator: Malcolm Gladwell
Published: 04/01/2006

The Art of Seduction (Unabridged) An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power, Robert Greene
The Art of Seduction (Unabridged)
by Robert Greene

The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

Narrator: Joseph Powers
Published: 02/01/2015

The Body Keeps the Score Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk
The Body Keeps the Score
by Bessel van der Kolk

A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has b...

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Published: 10/01/2014

12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos, Jordan B. Peterson
12 Rules for Life
by Jordan B. Peterson

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhat does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradit...

Narrator: Norman Doidge, M.D.
Published: 01/23/2018

Maps of Meaning The Architecture of Belief, Jordan B. Peterson
Maps of Meaning
by Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan B. Peterson's Maps of Meaning is now available for the first time as an audio download!Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, mo...

Narrator: Jordan B. Peterson
Published: 06/12/2018
{"id":"1753677","ean":"9781508235408","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment","subtitle":"The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment","author":"Robert Wright","rating_average":"4.28","narrator":"Fred Sanders","ubr_id":"1753677","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"10.79","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Fred Sanders","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 8 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}