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PHIL 375 001 (Lecture)

Philosophy and Literature

Philosophical issues in works of literature or arising from theories of literary interpretation. Topics include issues relating to relativism, the nature of morality, free will, personal identity, the nature of the emotions.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 17, 2019


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue Thu11:0012:30BuchananA104
Instructor: PRUEITT, CATHERINE


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:38
Currently Registered:52
General Seats Remaining:38
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  Instructor: Catherine Elaine Prueitt. Course Description: This course will examine the philosophical implications of the many tellings of the Ramayana, a Hindu epic that has shaped the worlds of billions of people over the course of thousands of years. With a focus on primary texts in translation, we'll begin with the classical Sanskrit Ramayana of Valmiki, move into medieval devotional Ramayanas, and end with modern and contemporary mobilizations of Ramayana narratives. We'll deeply engage this ancient epic as we critically explore how it continues to shape ethics, politics, social structures, and gender ideals in South Asia to this day.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Rama's Last Act Required BHAVAOBHUTI 9780814767337
Ramayana Required SATTAR 9781632061775
Slaying of Meghanada : A Ramayana From Colonial Bengal Required DATTA 9780195167993
Valmiki's Ramayana Required SATTAR 9781538113684