Spring 2008 not offered
Topics in this critical examination of issues debated by the early Confucian, Daoist, and Mohist philosophers will include the nature of normative authority and value, the importance of ritual, and the relation between personal and social goods.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(EDST)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Readings will all be in translation, and will include ANALECTS, MOZI, MENCIUS, LAOZI, ZHUANGZI, and XUNZI.
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Numerous short writing assignments, plus two longer, critical essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No prior knowledge of China or philosophy is assumed. Careful reading of each day's assignments and participation and performance in these areas will affect grades.
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