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    May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 242 - Philosophies of China and Japan

An introduction to the philosophical traditions of China and Japan. While these philosophies continue to influence the world view of contemporary East Asia, we will be mostly concerned with the classical thought of these traditions. The philosophies to be considered include Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, the Yin-Yang and Five Elements School, and Chinese Buddhism, as well as Shinto and forms of Japanese Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism. Throughout the course, we will consider comparisons to Western philosophical and religious thought where appropriate.

Credits: 4
Terms Offered: As Needed