CEAS 256, RELI 206|
This course presents critical discussion of issues central to Neo-Confucian (11th--19th centuries CE) philosophers that in many cases are still central in East Asian thought today. Topics will include the relation between knowledge and action, Neo-Confucian conceptions of idealism and materialism, and the connection between Neo-Confucian philosophy and spirituality. While our primary focus is on China, we will also look at distinctive Neo-Confucianism issues in Korea and Japan.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Angle and Tiwald, NEO-CONFUCIANISM: A PHILOSOPHICAL INTRODUCTION
Tiwald and Van Norden, eds., READINGS IN LATER CHINESE THOUGHT
Chu, Hsi / Gardner, Daniel (trans.), LEARNING TO BE A SAGE
Wang, Yangming / Chan, Wing-tsit (trans.), INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRACTICAL LIVING
Kalton, Michael, THE FOUR-SEVEN DEBATE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 6-8 page papers and a take-home exam are required, as is regular participation in class and/or on-line.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No prior knowledge of China or philosophy is assumed. Attendance is required. Careful reading of each day's assignments and participation and performance in these areas will affect grades.
This course fulfills the Historical Traditions requirement for the Religion Department major.
|Instructor(s): Angle,Stephen Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 6||FR: 5|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 3||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 0|