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2013 HPA239 Indian Philosophy

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA339

SPECIAL NOTE: HPA219/319 Buddhist Philosophy HPA2/334 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy HPA2/376 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

This unit is intended as an introduction into a select group of central topics in Indian philosophy. Questions of a very general kind, such as: What is reality? How do we know what we know? Can we trust our judgement of reality? How should we behave in private versus public realms? will allow us to engage with the specific way these questions have been addressed in Indian philosophy. It will also enhance students'ability to draw interesting comparisons with approaches from other traditions. The lectures will engage critically with the philosophical material from two traditions within Indian Philosophy itself, namely the orthodox school (Nyaya-Vaisesika, Samkhya-Yoga, Mimamsaka and Vedanta) and heterodox school (Jainism, Carvaka).

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Level 200-32, 5 contact hours; 3000-word assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%) Level 300 units- 32,5 contact hours; 3500-word internal assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 units from any faculty; 25% level 100 Philosophy units for a Philosophy major
Prereq HPA265/ HPA3651 , HMA240/ HMA340

STAFF: Dr Sonam Thakchoe

FEES
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KEY

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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