PHI 271 South Asian Phil (AST, REL)

An introduction to the philosophical traditions of Vedic ("Hindu") and Non-Vedic (Buddhist and Jain) traditions of South Asia. Students will be introduced to some of the major schools of thought, central primary texts, important thinkers, and contemporary philosophical discussions through exploring and reflecting upon the debates between Vedic and Non-Vedic philosophers on topics such as the nature of the self, theories of consciousness, metaphysics, theories of knowledge, and philosophy of language. This is a reading and writing intensive course. International Non-Western Perspective


1 Course Credit