This introductory course will discuss the underlying rationale of certain core ideas in Buddhist, Hindu, Judeo-Christian, and scientific thought about the nature of reality and the meaning and purpose of human life. No prior background in these subjects is necessary or expected, only an interest and a willingness to do some reading, thinking, and discussing. Attendance at the prior week’s snapshot (or reading chapters 1 and 2 of Reality’s Fugue) is recommended. Readings will be from the instructor's latest book, Reality’' Fugue: Reconciling Worldviews in Science, Religion, and Philosophy (Penn State University Press, 2017).
Tuition includes cost of book.