“Is a Secular Spirituality Possible?” with Dr. John Vervaeke
11 Dec, 2009
The topic of this lecture will be whether a secular spirituality is possible, and how this spirituality relates to important trends in cognitive science and neuroscience.
Dr. John Vervaeke has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994. He currently teaches in the cognitive science program, the psychology department, and the Buddhism, psychology and mental health programs. He has won and been nominated for several teaching awards. His research interests are relevance realization, the nature of general intelligence, consciousness, mindfulness, and wisdom.
His most recent publication was in October entitled "Relevance Realization and the Emerging Framework in Cognitive Science. " He is currently finishing papers on consciousness, on the nature of general intelligence, and the nature of mindfulness which will all be under review very shortly. A more long term project is his work on wisdom. He is currently working on a book chapter entitled "Personal Wisdom: Enhanced Relevance Realization through rational self-transcendence."