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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture/seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: *
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in philosophy|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||*|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||*|
|Core Participation Requirements:||*|
CoordinatorProf Graham Priest
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject asks students to engage with the thought of some of the great East Asian philosophers and their commentators, understanding them, and developing their own ideas in response. The topics discussed will involve some of the following: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and history of philosophy, within the Asian traditions. On completion of the subject, students should have developed a sound understanding of the particular topic for that year, including a grasp of any primary texts used (in translation), and some of the secondary literature on these. They should be able to explain and evaluate the ideas concerned, and to articulate their own positions on the matters covered.
|Assessment:||A 5000-word essay 100% (due at the end of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:To be advised by the supervisor|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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This subject is devoted to a study of some aspect or aspects of one or more Asian philosophies. These may change from year to year, depending on the interests of students and staff.
Master of Arts (Asian Societies) |
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