PHIL 142 History of Asian Philosophy (3 Hours)
This course provides a thorough exploration of the philosophical traditions of Asia with a focus on the classical philosophies of India and China. Covered are the origins of Indian philosophy in the Vedas and Upanishads, the development of various Vedic schools of thought. The origins of Buddhism and Jainism are also explored. The development and influence of Confucianism, Daoism and Chinese Buddhism are covered as well, as is the lasting influence of Asian philosophy outside of both India and China including its increasing relevance in the West. In the process, the class provides a comprehensive understanding of the distinctive philosophical foundations of the Asian world view. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.
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