Units of Study

ASNS2621 - Buddhist Philosophy

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew Peter McGarrity

Description

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.


Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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.

Prohibitions

ASNS2313

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

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ASNS2621 - Buddhist Philosophy

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew Peter McGarrity

Description

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.


Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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.

Prohibitions

ASNS2313

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney