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PHIL 2504 - Ancient Chinese Thought


1 Course Unit(s)
Also listed as REL 2504 .
Between the sixth and the second centuries BCE, China burgeoned with philosophical schools and their texts. Students will read those texts closely and critique them, concentrating especially on the Analects, the Chuang-Tzu, the Mencius, and the Hsun-Tzu. Special emphasis will be placed on how the traditions such texts represent react to each other as they develop increasingly sophisticated defenses of their positions. The course will also attempt to identify, assess, and avoid popular Western readings of the Chinese philosophical tradition by—in part —incorporating recent historical findings and textual apparatus.

General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Pre/Corequisite(s): None



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