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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 Charlise A v D

20 mars 2016

Kept me interested in the course, the content and lecturer were excellent

par Bhuvan l

3 mai 2020


par Holly B K

20 nov. 2016

An interesting, open minded, and provocative course. Highly recommended!

par Mark P

5 nov. 2015

This is excellent! Robert Wright brings Buddhism alive with his lectures

par Mari C

30 juil. 2020

I learned so much and had such a wonderful time exploring this subject!

par Tanny C

29 juin 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the course by Professor Wright, am going to miss it!

par Rafał P

5 sept. 2018

Great intro to Buddhism from secular point of view. Highly recommended.

par Romeo S

11 août 2017

Getting more and more interesting as you advance through the modules...

par Koganti S

16 sept. 2020


par bulat l

18 mai 2020

Great course! Good intro into buddhism and modern psychology theories.

par Genise W

11 janv. 2017

Wonderful course where you can really and honestly evaluate yourself !

par Olivia F

13 nov. 2016

Outstanding perspectives, excellent insights and an awesome professor.


25 juil. 2020

I highly recommend it, it was an amazing and life changing experience

par Naruto U

5 nov. 2019

It is a great course it opens many windows of the brain. Do watch it.

par Penny M G

27 oct. 2019

Excellent course, very well taught and with very stimulating content.

par Susan F

13 mai 2016

This is a great course, gives me a brand new perspective of Buddhism!

par Declan O

21 nov. 2015

Superb. Very interesting and informative. Really enjoyed this course.

par Sushant S K

25 sept. 2020

Learned lot many things about meaning of life. Great course. Thanks.

par Niharika S

21 sept. 2020

A very interesting course! very insightful! Absolutely loved it! :))

par Ines N R A

29 avr. 2020

Amazing course! Top of the class professor and interviewers.


par Yasmine S

28 nov. 2017

Brilliant Prof, brilliant topics of discussion, never a dull moment.

par Donald G

18 oct. 2017

I have ascended into pure energy because of Professor Robert Wright.

par Alan B

7 juin 2017

this course provides a lot of helpfull information i totally love it

par Erik T

3 mars 2017

A wonderful course! I learned so much about Buddhism and meditation.

par Stepanov D S

6 oct. 2016

Thank you for such interesting course. Waiting for the next lectures