Syllabus - Religions of the East PHIL 330/REL 230 Summer...

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Religions of the East PHIL 330/REL 230 Summer 2011 June 13 th -August 2 nd BRNG (Beering) 1268 MTWRF 1:00-2:00 Section 2 Instructor: Mike Popejoy Email: mpopejoy@purdue.edu Office: BRNG 6175 Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, after class until 3:00 and by appointment Course Description: This course is a survey of some of the main philosophical and religious traditions of India, Central and Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. More specifically, the traditions that fall under our consideration are Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Our approach focuses on the philosophical and theoretical foundations and development of these traditions and the practical consequences of their respective ideas. Thus although religious practices of these traditions fall within the scope of this approach, the focus is on the philosophical framework of these traditions and how certain practices are located within that framework rather than on a broad survey of religious practices. Texts: A Short History of Chinese Philosophy , Fung Yu-Lan, The Free Press, New York, 1948. (abbreviation:
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Syllabus - Religions of the East PHIL 330/REL 230 Summer...

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