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Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy

Enrolment code: HPA219/319

Offered: Hobart: semester 1,

Special note: a Tasmania Buddhist Studies in India Exchange Program course

Unit description:

Introduces students to the principal traditions of Buddhist philosophy. The unit begins with an examination of the discourses of the Buddha in the Pali tradition and an examination of the common core of all Buddhist philosophical schools. It then studies the Mahayana tradition, with attention both to Buddhist analyses of the nature of phenomena and to Buddhist moral theory.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Arts  
Mutual exclusions HPA265/365, HMA240/340  
Assessment mode 2,000-word essay (40%), take-home exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Santina, The Tree of Enlightenment, contact School for availability
Walpado, What the Buddha Taught, ISBN 0802130313
Geshe Rabten, Echoes of Voidness
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Recommended texts etc Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium, ISBN 1573220256
Dalai Lama & Cutler, The Art of Happiness, ISBN 0733608582
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Asian Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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