Seminar / 30 h / 4 ECTS / summer semester Coordinator: dr Matylda Ciołkosz
The aim of the course is to get the participants acquainted with the relation between mind and cognition, and religion and the study of religions. The first part of the course provides introduction into the rudiments of philosophy of mind, thus providing the students with a general understanding of what the mind is. The second part of the course is a brief review of different models of the mind in different religious traditions. In the last part of the course, the students are introduced to the main tenets and methodologies of the cognitive study of religions. Religion is presented as a cognitive activity, and an answer to the question how “the mind” creates and interprets religious concepts and experiences is attempted.