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PL3103 Philosophy East and West

Credits: 3.00

Philosophy develops in different ways in different cultures. Because philosophy aims to be universal and to address fundamental issues without cultural bias, these differences in philosophical development raise important questions. This course introduces the classical problems of philosophy from traditionally Eastern and Western perspectives. Standard readings from Greek and Roman, European and American philosophy are compared with parallel texts from other traditions, including Arabic, Chinese and Indian. Science and technology development in each tradition is also covered.

Prerequisites: One Level 2 SEG Cluster Elective. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.