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JPNT172 PO - Introduction to Japanese Philosophy

When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger
Credit: 1

This course examines the history of philosophical thought in Japan, including the pre-modern traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, as well as the engagement of Japan with Western philosophy after the opening of the country in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Topics in pre-modern thought include metaphysics, ethics, rulership and governance, and philosophy of language. In the modern period, the course investigates such topics as Enlightenment thought and Japanese democracy, the encounter of Buddhism with Western thought in the philosophy of the Kyoto School, hermeneutics and the Japanese reception of Heidegger, aesthetics, Marxism, and postmodernism.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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