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Offered in alternate years: offered 2011, 2013
|Offered at:||(B, G)|
|Prerequisite:||One other Philosophy unit|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit introduces students to leading ideas in classical Asian, and twentieth century European thought. The unit comprises two modules. In the European philosophy module, students are introduced to key movements in twentieth century European philosophy: phenomenology, critical theory, structuralism and deconstruction.
In the Asian philosophy module metaphysics and scepticism will be studied through: the Hindu Samkara, the Buddhist Nagarjuna, Confucius, and Dogen. The problem of existence and enlightenment in comparative Asian thought and their impact in the West from Nietzsche to Heidegger, will be examined.
Students enrolled in third year philosophy units are required to participate in extra third year activities throughout the trimester (see assessment details below).
On campus: two essays of 2000 words each 40% each, tutorial program 10%, and participation in a general third year seminar 10%.
Off campus: two essays 2000 words each 40% each, online program 10%, participation in a general third year on-line blog 10%.
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