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Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects of surviving the death of the body. Why are soul and afterlife beliefs so common in human history? Are there adaptive advantages to assuming souls exist? Are there brain structures that have been shaped by environmental pressures that provide the foundation of body/mind dualism that is such a prominent feature of many religions? How do these beliefs shape the worldviews of different cultures and our collective lives? What is the role of competing afterlife beliefs in religion, science, politics, and war? This course explores several facets of this relatively unexplored but profoundly important aspect of human thought and behavior. The course consists mainly of 70 to 80 minute lectures, typically broken up into 3 segments, recorded from a course offered by Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences. These videos include slides and some embedded video clips. Most lectures are accompanied by slides used during the lecture, also including recommended reading assignment which may provide additional opportunities to reflect on your studies. Due to the lengthiness of this class and natural progression, the online course has been separated into 3 units, this is Unit 1....

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MS

Sep 22, 2017

Brilliant course, brilliant lecturers, brilliant topic, extremely well thought-out approach to such a mind-blowing topic. I highly recommend it to anyone with even the vaguest interest in the topic.

DA

Aug 22, 2015

I just started with this course and I am loving it! This not only offers a very fresh perspective on beliefs about souls and an afterlife but is also extremely relatable on a personal level.

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par Archer M (

Mar 21, 2016

Essential course for every student , thinker and even human being,

par İLKİN B

Sep 04, 2015

The course aroused my intellectual interest to its highest.

Thanks.

par Jeremiah J

Nov 18, 2015

Wonderful course, very interesting and thought provoking.

par Finch M

Apr 16, 2018

An excellent course, covering an often neglected topic.

par Anil M

Aug 20, 2015

Most informative & unique course , I have come across.

par Garri-Lee L

Aug 21, 2015

Opening the mind to new ways of thinking about Rel

par Darren G

Nov 22, 2015

This is a high-quality, thought-provoking course.

par Alexandropoulou C

Sep 09, 2019

Very interesting and rare class!

par Pablo S S

Oct 13, 2015

Interesting, different and fun.

par ZAHABIYA A A

Jan 12, 2019

KNOWLEDGEABLE COURSE.. LOVE IT

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Oct 02, 2017

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par Juan J D

Nov 26, 2015

A life changing course.

par Roberto R

Aug 14, 2015

everybody have to do it

par Alaa H

Nov 12, 2019

Excellent course.

par Deleted A

Jun 23, 2017

very interesting.

par Arve F

Jun 11, 2017

Very interesting.

par Luis L

Sep 17, 2015

Very good, thanks

par Liliana E G d l F

Aug 13, 2015

Its an eye opener

par Leticia M

Mar 05, 2018

Amazing course

par Anne M

Mar 19, 2017

Fascinating!!!

par Emil

Aug 16, 2018

Done it

par Michele S

Dec 20, 2016

Awes

par Peter S

Mar 29, 2016

Covered a broad range of religious beliefs about the afterlife. Solid overview of Darwin and evolution as well as good videos e.g. Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris. The videos of actual classroom delivery with students provided a realism to the online experience. Both profs. were excellent teachers with the necessary skills to handle sensitive topics.

The course could be improved by more clearly written assignments. The content of these assignments was appropriate but the word structure was too vague and in some cases disjointed.

Excellent course. Well done Rutgers.

par Joyce S

Aug 28, 2015

I loved the beginning of the course and the information about Darwin. I may agree with Dawson, but I find him too darn smug. I once watched a documentary about intelligent design, Another scientist told him how lucky he was to have such fame, wealth, and good health, He asked him if he died and found a God,what would he think? Dawson's answer was and I'm not exactly quoting but he

par Wells H

Sep 15, 2015

A new course with new material. The course is in the beginning stages of evolution, just like the human psyche. Perhaps someone will refine it in time but it is a very good course, especially considering nothing quite like this has been presented before.