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PHIL 1025 - Introduction to Eastern Philosophy

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: Who am I? “How should I live?” “What is real?” “What can I know?” These are the perennial questions that philosophy has asked and answered for thousands of years and will be the basis of this course. Students will be introduced to these concerns and questions of Eastern philosophy (East India - Hinduism and Buddhism, China - Confucianism and Daoism, and perhaps Japan) through a variety of readings both historical and contemporary. The areas of philosophy that this course may cover are general introduction to philosophy, philosophical argumentation, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and the historical development of the discipline of Eastern philosophy.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): An assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: An assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. General Introduction to Philosophy
  2. Philosophical Argumentation
  3. Indian Philosophy Metaphysics Epistemology Ethics and/or Social and Political Philosophy
  4. Chinese Philosophy Metaphysics Epistemology Ethics and/or Social and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Philosophically analyze primary and secondary Eastern philosophical authors.
  2. Articulate a philosophical argument.
  3. Express coherent philosophical positions.


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