This course explores central issues in philosophy from a cross-cultural, comparative perspective, focusing on Asia and the West. Drawing on classical and contemporary texts, the course covers topics such as ethics, metaphysics, and conceptions of the self from a comparative point of view. The challenge of comparing concepts and traditions across cultures is discussed. Course readings may include classical Confucian, Daoist, or Buddhist writings, as well as historical and contemporary selections in Western philosophy. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2018-19).
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