RELG 263

Asian Philosophies

Prerequisite: One course in PHIL or RELG; sophomore standing. A survey of the major philosophers in North and South Asia. This course will look at the philosophical contributions made to world philosophy by such philosophers as Confucius, Laozi, Zhuxi, Nagarjuna, Candrakirti, Shankara, and Ramanuja. The course will focus on the basic questions of human existence and nature, notions of truth and ultimate meaning, ethical obligations, and the nature of society. Offered alternate years. V.5