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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2022 PHIL 305 Asian Philosophy 4 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri PHIL-305


This course introduces students to Asian philosophies from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Major philosophies covered in the course include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Japanese Philosophies. Students will explore a wide range of topics, including ethics, death, reality, self, and knowledge. This course will place a special emphasis on different worldviews, conceptions of human nature and meanings of a good life from these philosophical perspectives. Hopefully, by completing the course, students are expected to understand Asian philosophies from a broader perspective while exploring some commonly encountered philosophical questions.