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.
灵魂信仰：起因与结果 - 第 2 单元：信仰系统新泽西州立罗格斯大学
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來自灵魂信仰：起因与结果 - 第 2 单元：信仰系统的熱門評論
An excellent presentation. Guest lecturers outstanding. Forces a person to really question beliefs rather than accepting at face value. Excellent points raised by learned professionals.
Amazing class that really helps you to look your core beliefs and understand why and how your are the person that you are! Really good professors and materials~ 10000 worthily!
A unique course that combines science, religion, psychology, and history for the purpose of understanding human nature and the human mind. Thanks for the valuable course.
A wonderful insight into why we believe, and what effect deeply held beliefs have on out behaviour.