Buddhism: science and medicine

Project description
This is a joint project between the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna and the SFU Department of Transcultural and Historical Research in Psychotherapy. The aim of this project is to critically reflect on the reception of Buddhism in Western science, particularly in medicine and the psychological sciences. Based on the dialogue with international experts the understanding of the indigenous Buddhist approach to mental and physical health and its role in Western cultures and societies is explored.

Project management
Dr. Gerald Virtbauer
Mag. Andreas Schulz (UVienna)

Project team
Univ.-Doz. MMag. Dr Hisaki Hashi (UVienna)
Dr.in Christine Korischek
Mag. Andreas Schulz
Dr. Gerald Virtbauer
Univ.Prof. Dr Friedrich Wallner (UVienna)

 Co-operation partners

Current state
running

Start of project
2014

End of project
open

Contact
gerald.virtbauer@sfu.ac.at, http://www.geraldvirtbauer.org
akj.schulz@yahoo.de

Events and media
Congress Buddhism – Science and Medicine: Interpretations, Applications and Misuse, 29 May–1 June 2014, Vienna – http://sfu.ac.at/index.php?page=5&article=288