Boethius. (2000). The Consolation of Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press. Summary: Composed in the 6th century, this allegorical treatise records the prisoner’s acceptance of an unjust imprisonment and death sentence by working through the vagaries of mutability, characteristic of the material world, and a philosophical acceptance thereof. Comments: “Students tend not to be enthralled…

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This project provides for creation of a course that looks at Vipassana meditation from three broad perspectives: experiential, psychological/scientific, and philosophical. Students learn to meditate and compare that experience with other contemplative exercises. They bring that experience to bear on questions about research on well-being and on perennial philosophical questions about the nature of the self.

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