Middlebury

RELI 0320

Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy

Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy: Yogacara Depth Psychology and Philosophy of Mind
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 PHIL course or RELI 0120, RELI 0121, RELI 0122, or RELI 209) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP PHL
Equivalent Courses:
PHIL 0320

Sections

Spring 2020

RELI0320A-S20 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2018

RELI0320A-S18 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2016

RELI0320A-S16 Seminar (Waldron)

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)