2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 165 - Asian Philosophy


 

 

In Asian Philosophy, we shall explore the wisdom traditions of Asia from a philosophical point of view, focusing Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Vedanta, and the Satyagraha movement. What can we learn from such traditions? How are they best understood? What are their fundamental ideas, claims, assumptions, and implications? What truths do they offer? We shall look particularly to their conceptions of nature and community, the ideal person and the final reality, and the consequences of these conceptions for our common moral life.

 

Course Designation/Attribute: GP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Bi-annually