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THEO 3507 Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

We focus on early and Mahāyāna Indian Buddhism, then some areas of Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism, exploring philosophical, psychological and spiritual understandings. Buddhist approaches to theological anthropology, ontology, epistemology, ethics, and soteriology are related to practices of meditation, phenomenological investigation and to philosophical and psychological analyses. Reading in classical and modern Buddhism and in a few areas of modern psychology that draw on Buddhism. Weekly writing, active discussion, two short papers, one longer paper.


Instructor(s): John Makransky

Prerequisites: For undergrads, at least one prior course in philosophy or theology, and a B+ or higher average in prior humanities (non-science) courses.

Cross listed with: PHIL3507 TMCE7124

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-17