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A review by David Barash on altruism

Mr. Barash is an evolutionary biologist and professor of psychology at the University of Washington. His most recent book is “Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science.” The word “altruism” was coined by Auguste Comte, the 19th-century social philosopher and early founder of sociology. It derives, in turn, from the Latin alter, for “other.” Although… Read more »

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Podcast: Matthieu Ricard on happiness

Molecular biologist-turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, the power of mediation and why the world needs altruism more than ever.

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