PHIL 2700 R - Asian Philosophy

Web course

An examination of South Asian and East Asian philosophical texts, from the period of the Upanishads and early Buddhism in India to modern philosophical movements. Historical sources may include Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Confucian or Taoist texts, with a focus on metaphysical, epistemological or ethical themes. Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.

CRN for section R: 14272

Instructor: Melanie Coughlin

Melanie Coughlin

About the instructor: I take a practical approach to teaching that balances teacher-student, student-student, and student-self networking. I’ve been teaching East Asian religions and philosophy for five years and enjoy the genuine desire to learn that animates undergraduate education. My own area of specialisation is modern Japanese Buddhist philosophy and I am a former Research Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan. When designing educational materials, I aim to 1) facilitate learning that will be worth remembering, and 2) train skills that will be useful beyond the limits of a single course. Students who take my web-based courses will have access to a variety of audio, visual, video, and textual content.

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