Units of Study

BDST3611 - Buddhist Philosophical Traditions

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ulrich Timme Kragh
Phone: +61 2 9351 7847
Email: tim.kragh@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit provides a history of Buddhist ideas. It begins by introducing basic Buddhist teachings before moving on to their later philosophical systematization. Students are introduced to the assumptions of traditional scholasticism and the methods of comparative philosophy in exploring Buddhist approaches to such issues as selfhood, ethics, being and knowledge, and language and conceptuality. A key focus is on how ideas originally formulated in an Indian Buddhist milieu were later transformed and elaborated upon in Tibet, China and Japan.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial written paper (20%), 1xtutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 senior credit points from Buddhist Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Studies in Religion or World Religions) or (12 senior credit points from Philosophy)

Prohibitions

ASNS2621

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST3611

 

Tute

           

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST3611

       

Lecture

   

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BDST3611 - Buddhist Philosophical Traditions

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ulrich Timme Kragh
Phone: +61 2 9351 7847
Email: tim.kragh@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit provides a history of Buddhist ideas. It begins by introducing basic Buddhist teachings before moving on to their later philosophical systematization. Students are introduced to the assumptions of traditional scholasticism and the methods of comparative philosophy in exploring Buddhist approaches to such issues as selfhood, ethics, being and knowledge, and language and conceptuality. A key focus is on how ideas originally formulated in an Indian Buddhist milieu were later transformed and elaborated upon in Tibet, China and Japan.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial written paper (20%), 1xtutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 senior credit points from Buddhist Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Studies in Religion or World Religions) or (12 senior credit points from Philosophy)

Prohibitions

ASNS2621

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST3611

 

Tute

           

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST3611

       

Lecture

   

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