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PHIL 470 001 (Lecture)

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).

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 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

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): January 17, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu15:3017:00MacMillan158
Instructor: THOMPSON, EVAN


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Total Seats Remaining:6
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-  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.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Bhagavad Gita (Norton Critical Edition) Required FLOOD (TRANS/ED) 9780393912920
Early Buddhist Discourses Required HOLDER 9780872207929
Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy 2/E Required IVANHOE (ED) 9780872207806
Upanisads: New Translation Required OLIVELLE ( TRANS ) 9780199540259