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    Vassar College
  Dec 10, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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PHIL 110 - Early Chinese Philosophy

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
This course is an introduction to Chinese philosophy. It covers major schools in classical Chinese philosophy, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, schools of names, and Legalism. Many ideas of these schools have significantly shaped cultural practice in East Asia. We focus on the philosophical articulation and defense of these schools. We reflect on issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy. We also discuss the relevance of classical Chinese philosophy to Western philosophy. By taking this course, you (1) gain general understanding of Chinese Philosophy, (2) learn to engage in historical texts from other culture, and (3) advance your analytical thinking and writing skills. Li Kang.

Two 75-minute periods.

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