Spring 2019 not offered
CEAS 258, PHIL 337|
This seminar will explore the substantive and methodological issues that arise when one takes seriously the idea that philosophy has been, and continues to be, practiced within multiple traditions of inquiry, in many different ways, and in many different languages. We will examine and critique some of the ways in which "comparison" has been used, as well as examine arguments that comparison across traditions is, in fact, impossible. Although most of our attention will be focused on written academic research, we will also attend to the challenges and benefits of interacting directly with philosophers in other countries and cultures.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Recent books and journal articles on the methods of comparative philosophy, plus some examples of comparative philosophical work for us to assess.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Regular participation and presentations; one short essay; and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While there is no specific prerequisite, this course should not be a student's first exposure to philosophy. Ideally, each student will have some background in more than one tradition of thought.