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Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought
(Not Offered 2012)
HAF218 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HAF219 Feminist Philosophy
HAF227 Contemporary Representations of Gender
HAF228 Religion and Gender
HAF229 Gender, Ethics and Society
(Not Offered 2012)
HAF233 Gender & Youth
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
HPA212 Ethical Professionals
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA216 Knowledge and Belief
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA236 Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics and Creativity
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA237 Philosophy and Film
HPA238 Exceptional Leadership
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA239 Indian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
HPA244 Aboriginal Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA247 Creative Citizenship
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA248 Morality and the Mind
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA249 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA250 Existentialism and Beyond
HPA251 Postmodern Thought
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA274 Science and Religion
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
HPA277 Environmental Philosophy
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA289 Political Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence

2013 HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA397

Not Offered


Examines the nature and philosophical foundations of Buddhist ethical practice. Particular emphasis is given to the theory of nonviolence as developed in the classical Buddhist tradition as well as its development in other traditions, and a range of other issues, with special attention also given to Ghandi`s philosophy of non-violence.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA297 - 3,000-word essay (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA397 -3,500-word essay (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
external: web-based delivery (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

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

M.Excl HPA229/329 Buddhism, Satyagraha and Nonviolence
Prereq 25% level 100 philosophy or, where appropriate, 1st-year course in any discipline

STAFF: Dr S Thakchoe

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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.

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