Classical Chinese Philosophies
An examination of classical Chinese philosophies, largely in their pre-Buddhist forms. We will focus on close readings of Kongzi [Confucius], Mengzi [Mencius], Laozi, Mozi, and Zhuangzi, and will trace notions of reality and knowledge in their relation to morality and society. We will also highlight comparisons and contrasts between Chinese and European philosophies.
Course Format Description
There will be required in-person discussions 3 times a week, asynchronous question forums, and 2 synchronous zoom meetings. Those who cannot make the in-person discussions will do additional work on the question forums.