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New Courses: Philosophy in the Islamic World and Chinese Philosophy

March 2, 2020
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Philosophy in the Islamic World Philosopher al‑Fārābī depicted on currency in Kazakhstan.

The Department of Philosophy introduces two new courses next 2020-21 academic year:

PHIL 281 - Philosophy in the Islamic World (3 credits)
An introduction to philosophy in classical and modern Islamic contexts. Authors may include al‑Fārābī, ibn Sīnā, ibn Tufayl, al‑Ghazālī, and ibn Rushd (classical); Muhammad Iqbal, Rokeya Sakhawat Hosein, Amina Wadud, Kecia Ali, and Abdol Karim Soroush (modern). Topics may include cosmology, the nature of God, causation, skepticism and certainty, authority and democracy, gender and sexuality, and environmental ethics.

PHIL 380 - Chinese Philosophy: From Han to the 19th Century (3 credits)
This course introduces the philosophical traditions of Chinese philosophy from 202 BCE to the 19th century. It examines the development of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism and discusses topics in ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology.

Search the university's Course Schedule for when they will be offered. Both courses are open to students from any department.




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