Undergraduate Module Descriptor


PHL1010: Introduction to Asian Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Giovanna Colombetti (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module introduces you to some of the most important philosophical traditions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. It analyzes and discusses ancient classical texts in these traditions, and looks at different conceptions of reality, selfhood, consciousness, meditation, virtue and self-cultivation. The module also introduces you to meditation techniques associated with different philosophical traditions, and will include some elements of meditation practice.

Module created

01/01/2007

Last revised

15/12/2014