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PHIL 393 - Reading the Analects of Confucius

1 unit(s)
Confucius is one of the most influential figures—as historical individual and as symbol—in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly under dispute. In this course we conduct an in-depth examination of the historical context of Confucius, and his views on the virtues, human nature, ethical cultivation and his Way for living and organizing society. Requirements include faithful attendance and weekly response essays. Bryan Van Norden.

Prerequisite(s): At least two courses in Philosophy, or permission of the instructor.

One 3-hour period.

Not offered in 2023/24.

Course Format: INT

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