Courses & Units

Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy HPA234

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Introduction

This unit will discuss the doctrines and concepts central to two different, but related traditions: Zen Buddhism and Taoism. It will examine the historical rise and development of these traditions through a critical study of the classics of Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Dogen. The unit also explores the philosophical and the intellectual roots and phases of Zen - from India to China to Japan - and Taoism - from the early Taoists and the recluses to Lao Tzu and on to Chuang Tzu and the Neo-Taoists - and their relations to other traditions such as Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Confucianism, as well as to each other.

Summary

Unit name Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
Unit code HPA234
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Dr. Sonam Thakchoe

Teaching staff

Dr. Sonam Thakchoe

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development, methodology and philosophical positions within Daoism and East Asian Buddhism.
  2. Critically analyse philosophical and phenomenological positions and arguments discussed throughout the unit.
  3. Develop your own philosophical position, construct an argument to defend that position and to identify and address challenges to your own position.
  4. Communicate both verbally and in writing using philosophical language and academic style.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Semester 22-hr lecture per week and 1-hr tutorial fortnightly over 13-weeks

Launceston delivery is via video link

Assessment

Task 1: Online quizzes (15%)

Task 2: Take-home exam, 2000 words (35%)

Task 3: Online discussion assessment (15%)

Task 4: Essay, 3000 words (35%)

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