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Chinese Philosophy - ARTS2363
 Chinese Street

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1
Equivalent: PHIL2519
Excluded: PHIL2520
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)


Subject Area: Philosophy

Examines Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism), the two most influential philosophies originating from China, against a backdrop of other doctrines such as Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism. Investigates a range of topics in early Chinese philosophy such as ethics and politics, conceptions of knowledge and views of reality and the world. Discusses how the early thinkers in China thought about these issues and draws on their insights to enhance contemporary debates.

The course enhances the Philosophy curriculum by introducing philosophy from a non-western perspective. Although the course will focus on a study of traditional Chinese philosophies, we will also consider comparative east-west perspectives and their contemporary relevance.

Note: No previous knowledge of Chinese culture or language is assumed.

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