Buddhism and Cognitive Science

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Buddhism & Cognitive Sci

Spring 2020

Taught By: Christopher Kelley

Section: A

CRN: 7121

Credits: 4

This course is designed to explore and critically evaluate the central concepts and theories that are at the intersection between Buddhism and cognitive science. Students will examine seminal books and articles from the fields of social and clinical psychology, moral philosophy, phenomenology, neuroscience, and Buddhist studies.This course will touch on themes within those disciplines such as: intersubjectivity, the empathy-altruism hypothesis, the nature of self and other, the application of experimental methods to study of human emotions and behavior, and meditation. In addition to regular exams and writings assignments, students will have the opportunity to experiment with various techniques of meditation.

Recommended for students with at least one LREL or LPSY course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:10pm 2/16/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020