Chinese Philosophy - ARTS2363

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a Philosophy minor in Arts/Law (4782)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Philosophy
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Asian Studies

In this course, you will study Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism), philosophies which originated from China and which continue to influence thinking and practices in China and beyond. You will also learn about lesser-known Chinese philosophies including Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism. The course investigates a range of topics in early Chinese philosophy such as ethics and politics, conceptions of knowledge, and views of reality and the world. We discuss how the early thinkers in China thought about these issues and draws on their insights to enhance contemporary debates. Although the course will focus on a study of traditional Chinese philosophies, it will also consider comparative east-west perspectives and their contemporary relevance.

Note: No previous knowledge of Chinese culture or language is assumed.

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