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PHIL 6578 Daoism (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Daoism (sometimes spelled Taoism) has been imagined in the West as an Eastern philosophy of blithe individuality and environmental consciousness. But what have Daoist thought and practice meant to Chinese practitioners? The answer might surprise. This course will examine major moments of thought and practice from the early, medieval, and modern periods of China’s most successful indigenous religious tradition. Close readings of texts and images will challenge Western assumptions about what this religious tradition has been all about, and by extension, how we imagine the general categories “theology” and “religion.”


Instructor(s): David Mozina

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO6578

Comments: Formerly offered as TH578 Visions & Visualizations: Daoist Religious Traditions


Last Updated: 05-May-15