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message 2: by MJD (new) - rated it 5 stars

MJD | 210 comments Here is a podcast episode that the author was on talking about this book: https://samharris.org/podcasts/is-bud...


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MJD | 210 comments I really enjoyed reading his conception of "emptiness" in this book. I also liked how he argues for the practical application of disassociating existence from preconceived conceptions of its essence. Reminds me a lot of existentialism.


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MJD | 210 comments I want to point out that I read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins before reading this book, and I am happy I did so. I think that the arguments in this book that are supported by concepts founded on evolutionary psychology are in turn supported by concepts found in Dawkins' book.


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MJD | 210 comments MJD wrote: "I really enjoyed reading his conception of "emptiness" in this book. I also liked how he argues for the practical application of disassociating existence from preconceived conceptions of its essenc..."

As I wrote in "message 3", I was seeing similarities to how this book was describing elements of Buddhist philosophy to elements I know of in existentialism. Here is an article written by someone who saw similar similarities between the two schools of philosophy:

"Existentialism Meets Buddhism: The philosophies of
Existentialism and Buddhism are more common than you
think."
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl...


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