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Fall 2017 Religion GU4515 section 001
REINCARNATION & TECHNOLOGY

Call Number 66004
Day & Time
Location
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
201 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor David R Kittay - e-mail
Type SEMINAR
Course Description A seminar exploring reincarnation, resurrection, and their contemporary cyber-relatives, uploading and simulation.  We'll explore Abrahamic, Amerind, Chinese, Greek, and Indian accounts, the Tibetan Buddhist reincarnation tradition and methodology in detail, and contemporary research on reincarnation, near-death, and out-of-body experiences. We will then turn to contemporary developments in science, religion, and philosophy concerning uploading consciousness to computer media and the probability that we are living a simulation.  We will investigate whether religious traditions are consistent with or expressive of simulated reality, and the application of karma to all of the above.  
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Religion
Enrollment 25 students (30 max) as of 12:15AM Saturday, November 18, 2017
Subject Religion
Number GU4515
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20173RELI4515Q001

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