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Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science — Online Course

MVS 559

This course is offered for credit and noncredit

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Tuition for noncredit students: $600
Tuition for credit students: $2000 ($500×4 credits)

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 Overview

This course examines the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge. It considers the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity. This is then compared and contrasted with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self.

∗ Instructor: John Collins

Course Structure

Goals of the Course

  • To examine the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge.
  • To understand the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity.
  • To compare and contrast modern science with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of the philosophy of science including the relationship of subjectivity and objectivity in the pursuit of reliable knowledge.
  • Understand the fundamentals of logic and how they are applied to the eastern and western approaches to science.
  • Identify the major components of the scientific method and how they are utilized in research.
  • Evaluate research findings for their experimental design, internal and external validity, and statistical strength.
  • Compare and contrast modern science and Maharishi Vedic Science for their approach to gaining knowledge as well as their ability to offer complete and fulfilling knowledge.

Course Lessons

  • Paradigm Shifts in the Evolution of Science
  • Philosophy of Science: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Philosophy of Science: Important Contributions to the Field of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Science: Fundamentals of Formal Logic
  • Nyaya and the Scientific Method
  • Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science: A Comparison
  • Science and Pseudoscience
  • Scientific Research: Fundamental Terms and Principles
  • Transcendental Meditation Research: Selected Studies
  • Transcendental Meditation and Heart Research

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