Tag Archives: Buddhism & Science: Buddhism & Science @ Oxford

This seminal series of videos (now made available for free on http://www.voicesfromoxford.org/B-S-Introduction.html) was recorded during a 2-day colloquium (March 4-5, 2010) on Buddhism and Science at Oxford University involving leading scientists, philosophers, Buddhist scholars and Buddhist practitioners in deep debate on the perceived convergence of modern science (relativity theory, quantum mechanics, systems biology, cognitive psychology, clinical science) with some of the traditional ideas of Buddhism (anti-metaphysical stance, interdependence, emptiness, no-self). The colloquium was organised by Vesna Wallace (Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at Oxford), Denis Noble (Emeritus Professor of Physiology) and Alan Wallace (Director of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies).

1. Introduction. Denis Noble
2. Is there a Buddhist Science? Vesna Wallace
3. Relativity & Emptiness. Laurent Nottale
4. Systems Biology & Relativity. Charles Auffray
5. Systems Biology & No-Self. Denis Noble
6. Science of the mind. Alan Wallace
7. Mindfulness in Clinical Psychology. Mark Williams
8. Cognitivism & Buddhist Psychology. John Peacock
9. Classical causality to quantum entanglement. Michel Bitbol
10. General Discussion
11. Response. Peter Hacker
12. Concluding Discussion
13. Conversation with Stephen Batchelor