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Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy HPA234

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Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor Sonam Thakchoe
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Intermediate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development, methodology and philosophical positions within Daoism and East Asian Buddhism.
  • Critically analyse philosophical and phenomenological positions and arguments discussed throughout the unit.
  • Develop your own philosophical position, construct an argument to defend that position and to identify and address challenges to your own position.
  • 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

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (15%)|Examination - take home (35%)|Peer based assessments (15%)|Essay (35%)
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Textbooks

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