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3. Self and Consciousness: Evan Thompson

Interrobang: A Writing Podcast‽

Evan Thompson is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press 2015). The book offers a fascinating exploration of consciousness at the limits of both neuroscientific knowledge as gleaned from Western science and phenomenological insight as established through many centuries of meditative practice in Asian traditions. 

33mins

8 Jun 2021

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TSV Episode 25: Buddhist Modernism w/ Evan Thompson

The Side View

Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Associate Member of the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Psychology (Cognitive Science Group). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.This Episode:Evan Thompson: https://evanthompson.me/Twitter: https://twitter.com/evantthompsonBuddhist modernism: https://thebasecamp.substack.com/p/buddhist-modernismThe Embodied Mind (Revised Edition): https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/embodied-mind-revised-editionWaking, Dreaming, Being: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Dreaming-Being-Consciousness-Neuroscience/dp/0231136951The Blind Spot: https://aeon.co/essays/the-blind-spot-of-science-is-the-neglect-of-lived-experienceSupport The Side View:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesideview​​PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thesi...​Follow Us:Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSideViewCo​​Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSideViewCo/​​Web: http://thesideview.co/​​

1hr 25mins

27 May 2021

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Evan Thompson: Enacting Hope

Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Episode Description: In his talk on Enacting Hope, the philosopher Evan Thompson reviews Gabriel Marcel’s view on Hope through his differentiation between a conditioned, and an unconditioned hope. Given our historic situation, unconditioned hope acts as an antidote to despair by requiring an inner creative process of transformation, rooted in the security of our very being. Oriented towards love, embodied in communal life, and recognized in each other, it provides a bond that unites life. ‘We hope in Earth, for all of us.’ Evan Thompson, PhD Evan... More

49mins

17 May 2021

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Evan Thompson Live!

Consciousness Live!

Join me for a discussion with Evan Thompson, a Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Associate Member of the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Psychology (Cognitive Science Group), as we discuss Biopsychism -the view that mind and consciousness are co-extensive with life.Evan’s website

1hr 32mins

4 May 2021

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Evan Thompson: What is Enlightenment? (Part 1)

Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Series Description: No idea is as ubiquitous across Buddhist traditions as the possibility of enlightenment. To be a buddha is to have awakened or be enlightened. Yet there is little consensus about what enlightenment is. Are there neural correlates of enlightenment in the brain? Is enlightenment fostered by social democracy? Or is enlightenment a myth […]

54mins

16 Feb 2021

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Thinking about Thought: Evan Thompson on Embodied Cognition, neuroscience, and Phenomenology

ICE@Dartmouth Podcast

Providing a theory of the mind that tells us what it is, how it works, and how it relates to the brain or body is an intensely difficult project. Thinkers have been struggling with it for thousands of years. It is no less difficult a project today, but recent work that brings insights from different disciplines, cultures, and schools of thought is offering us the chance to think about the mind in novel and fruitful ways. This is exactly what Dr Evan Thompson is doing and we are going to talk about how he is doing it in this week's episode. 

47mins

19 Nov 2020

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Evan Thompson Live!

Consciousness Live!

Join me for a discussion with Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Associate Member of the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Psychology (Cognitive Science Group). Evan’s website

16 Sep 2020

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Evan Thompson - Expanding Our View of the Mind

Mind & Life

In this episode, Wendy speaks with philosopher of mind Evan Thompson about embodied cognition and contemplative science. Evan is one of the earliest contributors to advancing the dialogue between Buddhism and Western science through his work with Mind & Life co-founder Francisco Varela, and he's spent decades exploring how the human mind extends beyond the brain, throughout the body and into the world. In this conversation, they discuss: his unique upbringing and educational path; his work with Francisco Varela and the beginnings of the conversation between Buddhism and cognitive science; why philosophy matters; the project of neurophenomenology and the integration of first- and third-person methods; the problem of neurocentrism; 4E cognition (that mind is embodied, embedded, extended, and enacted); the “self” as construction vs. illusion; how predictive models of mind line up with the enactive view; whether or not meditation is a special avenue to reveal the nature of the mind; the need for more thought systems and religions at the table in contemplative science; and why it's critical today to understand the human mind in nuanced ways. Full show notes and resources

1hr 38mins

19 Aug 2020

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Why I Am Not a Buddhist (Robert Wright & Evan Thompson)

The Wright Show

Evan's new book, Why I Am Not a Buddhist ... Evan's critique of "Buddhist modernism" and "Buddhist exceptionalism" ... Which of Buddhism’s major claims are naturalistic? ... Is Buddhism fundamentally different than other religions? ... Bob defends Buddhist insights into human psychology ... Evan's case against "neural Buddhism" ... Does a clearer view of reality make you more equanimous? ... All about nirvana ... Debating evolutionary psychology ... Evan: This book is friendly criticism ...

1hr

29 Apr 2020

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Why I Am Not a Buddhist (Robert Wright & Evan Thompson)

MeaningofLife.tv

Evan's new book, Why I Am Not a Buddhist ... Evan's critique of "Buddhist modernism" and "Buddhist exceptionalism" ... Which of Buddhism’s major claims are naturalistic? ... Is Buddhism fundamentally different than other religions? ... Bob defends Buddhist insights into human psychology ... Evan's case against "neural Buddhism" ... Does a clearer view of reality make you more equanimous? ... All about nirvana ... Debating evolutionary psychology ... Evan: This book is friendly criticism ...

8hr 10mins

29 Apr 2020

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