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PHI 311 - Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist Philosophy
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course

This course is an introduction to the central questions, positions, and arguments for those positions developed by Buddhist thinkers. We will discuss topics such as the nature of human existence, the possibility of overcoming suffering, ethical Buddhist principles, the relation between body, mind, and consciousness, and Buddhist theories of self, impermanence, causality, and freedom. Note that we will study the teachings of the Buddha as philosophy rather than religion. After clarifying the socio-cultural context within which Buddhism emerged (6th c. BCE) the course will explore some of the major philosophical schools and commentarial traditions of Buddhism such as Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, and Yogacara. We will examine the arguments provided in favor of various Buddhist positions and will engage in the critical analysis of such arguments.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite LAC T2CP

General Requirements:

Course Attribute: T1A
May not be taken concurrently.  )
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Course Attribute: T1LT
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or

Course Attribute: T1H
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or

Course Attribute: T1SS
May not be taken concurrently.  )
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May not be taken concurrently.  )
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May not be taken concurrently.  )
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May not be taken concurrently.  )
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