Courses & Units
Buddhist Philosophy HPA319
In this unit, we analyse Buddhist philosophy of mind (study about the nature of mind and consciousness), Buddhist epistemology (study about knowledge and how we can know), and Buddhist psychology (study of emotions, how we think, behave and feel), phenomenology (study of structures of consciousness and intentionality in human experience) and ethics and meditation (study of the role of mindfulness, attention, awareness etc). We will primarily look at Indian Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist philosophical materials.
|Unit name||Buddhist Philosophy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Sonam Thakchoe|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Sonam Thakchoe|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development, methodology and philosophical positions within a range of Buddhist philosophies.
- Critically analyse philosophical positions and arguments from a range of Buddhist Philosophical schools.
- 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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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HPA219
|Assessment||Online quizzes (10%)|Take home exam (40%)|Tutorial or online discussion (10%)|Major assignment (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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