The Invisible Hand of Altruism: A Reflection on Dr. Clair Brown’s Lecture “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics”

On June 16th, 2017, the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, to present her talk, “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics.” Dr. Brown’s presentation was featured as a part of … Continue reading The Invisible Hand of Altruism: A Reflection on Dr. Clair Brown’s Lecture “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics”

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A Reflection on the Buddhism and Economics in Medieval and Early Modern China at the Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference at the University of British Columbia (June 16th to 18th, 2017)

From June 16th to June 18th 2017, I had the good fortune to attend a conference at the University of British Columbia (UBC), entitled "Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present." Sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded multi-year, international and interdisciplinary SSHRC partnership project … Continue reading A Reflection on the Buddhism and Economics in Medieval and Early Modern China at the Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference at the University of British Columbia (June 16th to 18th, 2017)

[Call for Proposals] UBC Buddhist Studies Forum: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present (May 19-21,2017)

Buddhism and economics is emerging as a significant field of scholarly inquiry. Having long ago abandoned the vision of Buddhist practitioners as recluses seeking individual soteriological ends at a remove from the “ordinary” world, students of history, philosophers, and specialists in the subdiscipline of Buddhist economics itself are helping us to understand the religion’s pervasive … Continue reading [Call for Proposals] UBC Buddhist Studies Forum: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present (May 19-21,2017)