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PHIL 4430 Classical and Contemporary Asian Philosophy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will begin with a survey of some of the central texts in the classical Confucian and Buddhist canons. We will then look at the ways in which modern thinkers in Japan (especially figures associated with the Kyoto School such as Nishida Kitaro, Watsuji Tetsuro, and Yuasa Yasuo) and the United Sates (especially New Confucians such as Tu Wei-Ming and Robert Neville) have appropriated and transformed this intellectual heritage by articulating classical metaphysical and ontological positions in novel ways and by developing creative responses to questions about the nature of the self and of ethical life.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David W. Johnson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14