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RELI0320

Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy

Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy: Yogacara Depth Psychology and Philosophy of Mind AT
In this seminar we will survey the basic ideas of Yogacara Buddhism (4-6th c. CE), one of two major schools of Indian Buddhism, in relation to cognitive science and philosophy of mind. We will examine these ideas historically, philosophically and comparatively. We focus on the Yogacara analyses of the largely unconscious ‘construction of reality’ and its systematic deconstruction through forms of analytic meditation. We will read primary and secondary texts on Indian Buddhism and texts espousing similar ideas in modern philosophy and the social and cognitive sciences. (one course on philosophy or RELI 0120, RELI 0220, RELI 0223, RELI 0224, RELI 0225, RELI 0226, RELI 0227or RELI 0228.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP PHL
Equivalent Courses:
PHIL0320

Sections

Spring 2015

RELI0320A-S15 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2011

RELI0320A-F11 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2011

RELI0320A-S11 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2009

RELI0320A-F09 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2008

RELI0320A-F08 Seminar (Waldron)