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World Philosophy

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
July 06, 2015 - July 10, 20151M-F 12:15-3:05POpenWilliam Derek Bowman10672

Course Description

What does Confucius have to say about what career to choose? Does Buddhist or Islamic philosophy have anything to say about how to live your life? Examining the ideas from other cultures can be overwhelming and confusing. This courses provides a basic overview of the context and major ideas from cultures around the world.

This course will give students a very broad overview of a wide variety of philosophical traditions. We will discuss ideas from China, India, Japan, Africa, and the Middle East. Students will become familiar with the context, central ideas, and important works from different traditions around the world.

By the end of this course students will have a basic familiarity with a wide range of philosophical traditions and have read from classic texts associated with them.

There are no prerequisites for this course.