Neo-Confucian Chinese Philosophy|
Spring 2014 not offered
This course will present critical discussion of issues central to Neo-Confucian (11th-19th centuries CE) philosophers that in many cases are still central in Chinese 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.
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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)
Graham, A. C., Two Chinese Philosophers
Kasoff, Ira, The thought of Chang Tsai
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
|Examination 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.
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