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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture/seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in philosophy|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Graham George Priest
ContactProf 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.|
|Objectives:||Students should successfully: |
|Assessment:||A 5000-word essay 100% (due at the end of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||To be advised by the supervisor |
|Recommended Texts:||Asian philosophical traditions are rich and varied:- Hindu, Buddhist (Indian and Chinese), Confucian, Daoist. There is no appropriate portmanteau book at this level. Particular texts will be set depending on the topic or topics covered that year.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||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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