Units of Study

ASNS2621 - Buddhist Philosophy

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Andrew McGarrity


This unit will approach the core ideas of Buddhism on suffering, impermanence, non-self and interdependence in a systematic fashion and explore the implications for the Buddhist understanding of ontology (theory of being) and epistemology (theory of knowledge). The connection between philosophical ideas and the Buddhist path will be explored in relation to ethics, meditation and the cultivation of insight and wisdom. The connections between Buddhist philosophy and modern and postmodern Western philosophy will also be explored.


1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1200-1500wd tutorial paper (50%)


1x1-hr tutorial/week, 1x2-hr lecture/week


12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.



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