Clerestory (Bryan Kam)

Causality and Conditionality with Isabela Granic

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Episode notes

Part 1 in a series of interviews on the book I'm working on, Neither/Nor. In this episode, Isabela Granic, professor of developmental psychology, interviews me on the question of causality.

We discuss the difference between causality and the Buddhist understanding of conditionality, which I wrote about in my article "Dependent origination without any Pali." This is practical technique for ending suffering in every day life, but I will argue that it has consequences for scientific insights as well. In this episode we also cover mental proliferation, rumination, anxiety and depression, as well as the question of whether meditation leads to detachment.

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