John Peacock's "Buddhism Before the Theravada" Part 6 - EP7


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Welcome to Dharma PhD!

In this episode we talk about John Peacocks' talk, "Buddhism Before the Theravada, Part 6".

We talk about paṭiccasamuppāda (Dependent Origination) as a Buddhist model of cognition and about how having a framework such as this one to understand our experience can help us deal with craving and grasping loops.

A few things referred to:

Dr. Judson Brewer (

The Independent PhD project (

I recently posted on the blog about overlapping models of perception/cognition, one more cognitive-science-y compared with dependent origination:

Hedonic Tone, also called "feeling tone" is my preferred translation of the Pāli word "vedanā". I talked about it over on my other podcast in a few episodes:

A transcript of and link to John Peacock's talk is available here:

And a transcript of this podcast episode is available here:

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