PHIL 213.002 – Asian Philosophy
Instructor: Ralph Flanders. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via remote synchronous (RS) instruction.
This course is an introduction to ancient Chinese philosophy. We will survey the content and methodology of the major schools of Chinese thought (such as Confucianism, Moism, Daoism and Legalism). And we’ll also examine how insights and lessons from these traditions interact with contemporary debates in ethics and moral psychology. We will discuss such questions as:
• How should we live?
• How should we cultivate ourselves to become virtuous?
• What obligations do we owe to others?
• What is the role of emotions in our moral development?