2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 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.


Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: GP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Bi-annually