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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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Sep 22, 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.

DA

Aug 22, 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.

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por İLKİN B

Sep 04, 2015

The course aroused my intellectual interest to its highest.

Thanks.

por Jeremiah J

Nov 18, 2015

Wonderful course, very interesting and thought provoking.

por Finch M

Apr 16, 2018

An excellent course, covering an often neglected topic.

por Anil M

Aug 20, 2015

Most informative & unique course , I have come across.

por Garri-Lee L

Aug 21, 2015

Opening the mind to new ways of thinking about Rel

por Darren G

Nov 22, 2015

This is a high-quality, thought-provoking course.

por Alexandropoulou C

Sep 09, 2019

Very interesting and rare class!

por Pablo S S

Oct 13, 2015

Interesting, different and fun.

por ZAHABIYA A A

Jan 12, 2019

KNOWLEDGEABLE COURSE.. LOVE IT

por Emily N

Oct 02, 2017

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por Juan J D

Nov 26, 2015

A life changing course.

por Roberto R

Aug 14, 2015

everybody have to do it

por Alaa H

Nov 12, 2019

Excellent course.

por Deleted A

Jun 23, 2017

very interesting.

por Arve F

Jun 11, 2017

Very interesting.

por Luis L

Sep 17, 2015

Very good, thanks

por Liliana E G d l F

Aug 13, 2015

Its an eye opener

por Leticia M

Mar 05, 2018

Amazing course

por Anne M

Mar 19, 2017

Fascinating!!!

por Emil

Aug 16, 2018

Done it

por Michele S

Dec 20, 2016

Awes

por Peter S

Mar 29, 2016

Covered a broad range of religious beliefs about the afterlife. Solid overview of Darwin and evolution as well as good videos e.g. Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris. The videos of actual classroom delivery with students provided a realism to the online experience. Both profs. were excellent teachers with the necessary skills to handle sensitive topics.

The course could be improved by more clearly written assignments. The content of these assignments was appropriate but the word structure was too vague and in some cases disjointed.

Excellent course. Well done Rutgers.

por Joyce S

Aug 28, 2015

I loved the beginning of the course and the information about Darwin. I may agree with Dawson, but I find him too darn smug. I once watched a documentary about intelligent design, Another scientist told him how lucky he was to have such fame, wealth, and good health, He asked him if he died and found a God,what would he think? Dawson's answer was and I'm not exactly quoting but he

por Wells H

Sep 15, 2015

A new course with new material. The course is in the beginning stages of evolution, just like the human psyche. Perhaps someone will refine it in time but it is a very good course, especially considering nothing quite like this has been presented before.

por Guruswamy S

Feb 02, 2019

Could be more crisp. As it is undergraduate course in the university, a bit of extended (out of core point) lectures are given.

I enjoyed and learnt many new things and ideas!!

Big Thanks!!