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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

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.

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.

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par Wai S H

30 mai 2016

I learn a lot about our mind from this course.

par Silvia N

17 avr. 2016

Excelente en todos los niveles. Lo recomiendo.

par Markus R

8 mars 2016

Great course, exceeded my expectations by far!

par Hao Y

23 déc. 2015

It gives me a interesting way to look at life.

par Archisha B

25 août 2020

This course helped me become a better person.

par Lily F

4 juin 2020

Really enjoyed the course and I learnt a lot!

par Kamila Ś

6 mai 2020

Very enlightening. I recomend it to everyone.

par Deleted A

6 déc. 2017

Buddha is a God and his religion is Buddhism.

par Omri I

7 févr. 2017

beautifully explained, humorous and inspiring

par Lawrence A

26 sept. 2015

An excellent course! Very highly recommended!

par Alain H

21 sept. 2015

very clear and understandable course Thanks !

par Zayar T (

5 déc. 2021

Know about Buddha teaching in modern science

par Sambit K B

18 nov. 2020

It's a good course to learn something extra.

par Clara H H

14 sept. 2020

exactly what the course description promises

par Gonçalo M F

14 juil. 2020

Excellent course! Congrats to Robert Wright.

par David M

19 oct. 2019

Excellent course and great tutor, thank you.

par Charis N

9 févr. 2017

Best thing I've done for a looooong time !!!

par Kira B M

24 sept. 2015

This course is awesome! So very interesting.

par Ockert L

4 févr. 2021

This is a very practical course. Thank you!


12 oct. 2020

I am a changed man now. Thanks Prof. Robert

par Florencia P

24 sept. 2020

I lear a lot, so grateful with this course.

par Onur D

9 juil. 2020

A very informative and transforming course.

par Neha B

25 mai 2020

Extremely engaging and stimulating material

par Salbia a

3 mai 2020

An informative course by excellent Mentors.