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Academic Year 2005/2006
Classical Chinese Philosophy
PHIL 205 SP
Topics in this critical examination of issues debated by the early Confucian, Daoist, and Mohist philosophers will include the nature of normative authority and value, the importance of ritual, and the relation between
personal and social goods.
Readings will all be in translation, and will include ANALECTS, MOZI, MENCIUS, LAOZI, ZHUANGZI, and XUNZI.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Numerous short writing assignments, plus two longer, critical essays.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
No prior knowledge of China or philosophy is assumed. Careful reading of each day's assignments and participation and performance in these areas will affect grades.
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