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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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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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1 hora para completar

Introduction to the Course

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Reading
1 video (Total: 24 min), 2 readings
Video1 video
Reading2 lecturas
Welcome to the Course10m
Learner Support10m

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1 hora para completar

What I was Told to Believe

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Reading
3 videos (Total: 79 min)
Video3 videos
What I was Told to Believe Part II25m
What I was Told to Believe Part III33m

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1 hora para completar

Historical Foundations of Soul Beliefs #1

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Reading
2 videos (Total: 34 min), 2 readings
Video2 videos
Historical Foundations of Soul Beliefs #1 Part II17m
Reading2 lecturas
Reading Resource20m
Reading Resource20m

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2 horas para completar

Historical Foundations of Soul Beliefs #2

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Reading
3 videos (Total: 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Historical Foundations of Soul Beliefs #2 Part II26m
Historical Foundations of Soul Beliefs #2 Part III16m
Reading1 lectura
Reading Resource10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz 130m
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por MSSep 22nd 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.

por AMAug 22nd 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.

Instructores

Prof. Daniel M. Ogilvie

Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Prof. Leonard W. Hamilton

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Acerca de Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

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