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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 Tracey G

5 mai 2021

A great 'insight'!

par Cristina C R

8 nov. 2020

Excelente Curso!!!

par Nileshi

26 août 2020

Loved this course!

par Sayani D

29 juil. 2020

very useful course

par Anitha M P

12 juin 2020

Excellent lectures

par Ravilla M

16 mai 2020

New Things to find

par Vasanthi V

15 mai 2020

Thank you so much!

par Manoj K C R

15 avr. 2020

Very good analysis

par Mahasarn A

1 févr. 2020

i like this course

par Anish S

22 mars 2019

Very good learning

par Cristian T

26 juin 2017

very informational

par Vasantha M P

15 mai 2016

It is interesting.

par Ilya S

7 févr. 2019

Amazing course!!!

par Xiaomin G

11 oct. 2017

very enlightening

par Jo B

27 août 2017

so informative!!!

par Ricardo S A

17 févr. 2017

Excellent course.

par Sandro d S

9 déc. 2016

Excellent course!

par Ricardo R I

17 oct. 2016

Excellent course.

par Andy K

6 mars 2016

Fantastic Course.

par lucas d s m

11 févr. 2016

changed my world.

par LARA A F

27 janv. 2016

Enlightening ! :)

par Stephan H

13 sept. 2021

Very enlighting!

par Eliseo R

4 août 2021

Learned so much!

par Dr.J. L A D D

25 juil. 2021

Fantastic Course

par Sandra J G r

28 juin 2021

excelent course.