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2021-2022 Catalog
PHI 3664: Ethics East and West

Course Description for Ethics East and West

PHI3664: Ethics East and West
This course explores ethical theory and some contemporary ethical problems from the perspective of comparative philosophy. The focus will be on Asian approaches to ethics, and how differing views of nature and human nature alter the quest for what is good and for the good life. We will discuss the Hindu, Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist traditions, as well as contemporary Japanese theory.