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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 007 (GH;IL) Asian Philosophy (3) Introduction to philosophical, moral, and aesthetic teachings of Asian traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism (including Zen), Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism.

PHIL 007 Asian Philosophies (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This class is an introduction to the major intellectual philosophical traditions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism and Zen Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, Taoism, and Korean thought. The course introduces students to Asian thought through careful study of major, representative texts and authors of each of these traditions. In addition, the course seeks to identify parallels and differences between Asian thought and Western philosophy, and also seeks to explore the intercultural and interdisciplinary vitality of Asian thought today.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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