Robert Wright is visiting professor of science and religion at Union Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Moral Animal (1994), Nonzero (1999), The Evolution of God (2009), and, most recently, Why Buddhism is True (2017).
Philosophy of religion
What is nirvana?
Liberating oneself from rebirths might seem irrelevant to the non-believer. But nirvana is also a profound psychological goal