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

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

Examines Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism), the two most influential philosophies originating from China, against a backdrop of other doctrines such as Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism. Investigates a range of topics in early Chinese philosophy such as ethics and politics, conceptions of knowledge and views of reality and the world. Discusses how the early thinkers in China thought about these issues and draws on their insights to enhance contemporary debates.

The course enhances the Philosophy curriculum by introducing philosophy from a non-western perspective. Although the course will focus on a study of traditional Chinese philosophies, we 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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