3. Buddhism and Cognitive Science (with Chris Manoharan)

In this episode of Tent Talks, I speak with my friend and fellow grad student Chris Manoharan.  Chris is a third year PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Connecticut.  He specializes in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Cognitive Science.  We touch a lot of topics in this conversation, including Buddhism’s claim that the self is an illusion, the distinction between Buddhism and Hinduism, the burgeoning research program of Neurophenomenology, different kinds of meditation, the distinction between classical Cognitive Science and embodied Cognitive Science, Reincarnation, Transhumanism, Conscious thought, philosophical thought experiments about personal identity, and the possibility that we are all living in the matrix.

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