Neo-Confucian Chinese Philosophy|
Spring 2020 not offered
CEAS 256, RELI 206|
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: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
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
|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.
This course fulfills the Historical Traditions requirement for the Religion Department major.