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À propos du cours

The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. A number of scientists and philosophers have taken up this challenge. There have been brain scans of meditators and philosophical examinations of Buddhist doctrines. There have even been discussions of Darwin and the Buddha: Do early Buddhist descriptions of the mind, and of the human condition, make particular sense in light of evolutionary psychology? This course will examine how Buddhism is faring under this scrutiny. Are neuroscientists starting to understand how meditation “works”? Would such an understanding validate meditation—or might physical explanations of meditation undermine the spiritual significance attributed to it? And how are some of the basic Buddhist claims about the human mind holding up? We’ll pay special attention to some highly counterintuitive doctrines: that the self doesn’t exist, and that much of perceived reality is in some sense illusory. Do these claims, radical as they sound, make a certain kind of sense in light of modern psychology? And what are the implications of all this for how we should live our lives? Can meditation make us not just happier, but better people? All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion....

Meilleurs avis

2 mars 2016

Engaging content and excellent pace. While the level is introductory (I'd have liked a bit more depth), I would expect this from a lower-division/breadth course—and even more so from a MOOC like this.

25 oct. 2020

I thought this was a great introduction to both modern Buddhist thought and evolutionary psychology. Professor Wright is an excellent lecturer, and his office hours are informative as well as amusing.

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par Ethan B

17 nov. 2019

Robert Write is the best instructor I've listened to so far

par Axél C

20 sept. 2016

Wow, so enlightening! I recommended it to everyone I know.

par JOHN Q

21 févr. 2016

Wonderful Course for anyone who wants to change their mind.

par Julian M

14 sept. 2020

This class changed my life for the better. It's very good.

par Dr. J L S M M

1 sept. 2020

Excellent program and excellent way of getting information

par Ivonne S Z

24 juil. 2020

Good teacher, it shows that he wants to teach a good class

par Jyothy M

12 juin 2020

Amazing contents and it makes more emotional intelligence.

par Stéfano D S

5 mai 2020

Excelente curso y contenido, el profe a veces hacia dormir

par Ankur

4 janv. 2018

Excellent introduction to Buddhism from a scientific angle

par Tristan G

13 déc. 2016

It was such an amazing experience!!! Thank you infinitely!

par Daniel K

18 sept. 2015

Great insights into both: Psychology and Buddhism! Thanks!

par Hitesh M

26 mai 2020

All the topics very well explained in a best possible way

par Sangbarta C

26 juin 2018

Very informative and well organised course as I expected.

par A C T

14 nov. 2017

I very much loved this course. It was very enlightening.

par Sarah F

7 avr. 2016

Great delivery, exceptional humor, enlightening. Thanks!!

par Eduard U

30 mars 2016

Highly instructive. I'm glad I took this online course...

par Bharat S

24 janv. 2021

Interesting to learn new concept and teachings of Buddha

par Emilia E

11 sept. 2019

Very interesting course, good and well-spoken professor.

par Roma S

10 mars 2017

Superb course! Thanks, Robert. It was thought provoking.

par Risa J F

23 mars 2016

Straightforward, very well executed. I love this course!

par Nachiket N

3 août 2020

Great course for beginners looking to explore the field

par Bianca

4 mai 2020

Loved it! So enriching and inspiring! Thank you so much

par Arthur H

13 nov. 2017

Very practical ways to understand the wisdom of Buddha.

par Daniel C

28 mai 2017

Great course, I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much.

par Michael L P

30 août 2016

Really enjoying this course. Thank you for offering it.