ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 002 Phases of Philosophical Thought in India
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Through a critical reading of translations of original philosophical texts and secondary studies of those texts, this course will cover the major transitions in philosophical thinking in ancient and classical India. The first phase will consider shifts from the early Vedic mythological/ritualistic thinking to mysticism of the Upanishads. The second phase will cover the protestant philosophical views found in Buddhism, Jainism and the so-called Heretics. The third phase will discuss the emergence of theism in the Bhagavadgita. Lastly, the course will cover the emergence of logical/rational thinking in the different systems of Hindu philosophy. The aim of the course is to help students to figure out why and how the philosophical texts say what they say, and to place these texts in a socio-historical and philosophical context.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets together with HISTART 489 section 006
003 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LAB)
Th 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Note: This course meets together with ANTHRCUL 458 section 003 and HISTORY 498 section 001
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There will be a coursepack for this class. I am still getting it together, and will let you know on the first day of class where you can get it.
A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy, ed. by Radhakrishnan and Moore, Princeton University Press, Paperback, ISBN 978-0-691-01958-1
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