Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 335: Asian Philosophy

PHIL 335: Asian Philosophy

The Generic Catalog Description

A study of fundamental tenets of major Eastern philosophies (Chinese, Japanese, Indian) in comparison to Western tradition. Course may vary in emphasis on particular philosophies and themes.

PHIL 335: Asian Phil: Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

This course will serve as an introduction to several traditions in the history of Chinese philosophy. In particular we will read texts from the Taoist, Confucian and Legalist traditions. We will focus on such themes as the definition of the flourishing individual, the best type of life, the relationship between the individual and the community, and moral cultivation.

We will read the following philosophers: Mencius, Hsun Tzu, Mo Tzu, Lau Tzu, and Chuang Tzu.

This course is cross-listed as ASIA 335 and GIST 334.