ASIAN 380 - Topics in Asian Studies
Fall 2011, Section 002 - From Myth, through Mysticism, to Rationalism: Phases of Philosophical Thought in India
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Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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3
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WorldLit
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99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Description

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 figure out why and how the philosophical texts say what they say, and to place these texts in a socio-historical and philosophical context.

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Schedule

ASIAN 380 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25465
Open
28
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
25466
Open
23
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
25467
Open
23
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
26537
Open
28
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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