Classical Chinese Philosophy|
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.
By exploring a non-Western philosophical tradition, students gain insights into distinctive alternatives to the emphases in Western philosophy, as well as discovering some important similarities.
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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-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
ANALECTS, MOZI, MENCIUS, DAO DE JING, ZHUANGZI, and XUNZI, all in translation.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers, three graded mini-papers, and numerous short, on-line writing assignments. Participation, in-class and/or on-line, is required and will form part of the final grade.
|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.
|Instructor(s): Angle,Stephen Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 10||FR: 10|