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PHIL 470 Comparative Conceptions of the Self

Ways in which the 'self' has been portrayed in eastern and western religious traditions. Thinkers to be considered include Aristotle, Mencius, Freud, Xunzi (Hsün-tzu), Nietzche, and Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu).

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Credits: 3

Equivalents: ASIA 470

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PHIL 470 001Lecture2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course will examine different conceptions of the self in South Asian and East Asian philosophical traditions. The texts will include materials from Classical Indian and Classical Chinese philosophy, together with contemporary exponents of Asian philosophical ideas. Although the class format is lecture, emphasis will be placed on classroom discussion of the primary texts.