Five College Consortium

CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Philosophy
Course Number: 
112
Institution: 
Smith College
Introduction to some of the canonical texts and most influential ideas in the early Chinese philosophical schools, including those of Confucius, Mencius and Zhuangzi. Questions to be covered include: What is the nature of reality? How can we know what is the right thing to do? What is the self? How important is the family and obeying parents and guardians? Is there such a thing as "human nature"? Does anyone have access to the truth? How should we understand the relationship between humans and the natural world? (E)
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Discussion section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30551-S18

Course Sections

CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jay Garfield jgarfiel@smith.edu MW 02:40-04:00 SEELYE 107