PHIL 213.001 – Asian Philosophy
Instructor: Chris Blake-Turner. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in CW 213.
Most of this course will be devoted to classical Chinese philosophy, including: Confucianism, Mohism, and Daoism. But we will also consider some more recent developments in Chinese thought, such as Buddhism and feminism. The primary learning goals are twofold. First, students will gain core philosophical skills: critical reading, careful analysis, and incisive writing. Second, students will use their newfound knowledge of Chinese philosophy to assess their own deepest-held values and commitments; we’ll start by scrutinizing the very categories of “Asian” and “Western”.