Philosophy Colloquium series opens Sept. 21
The St. Thomas Philosophy Department will host its Philosophy Colloquium series again this year, and you're invited.
The first colloquium of the semester is a presentation by St. Thomas professors Dr. Greg Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Department, and Dr. Steve Laumakis, Philosophy Department, titled "Buddha's Brain: Consciousness East and West."
The colloquium, free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.
According to Robinson-Riegler and Laumakis, "Recent interest in the study of consciousness from both the Western scientific perspective and the Eastern Buddhist meditative perspective is producing a growing body of evidence about the value of meditation for overall physical and mental health. In this talk, we explore the historical background and most-recent findings of the discussions between Buddhists and Western cognitive psychologists and scientists on the nature of consciousness."