``Provides an understanding and appreciation of Oriental life and thought. Certain fundamental and characteristic problems are examined as they are considered in Oriental traditions.'' From the 2009-2010 Lander University Catalog
Herman Hesse. Siddhartha: An Open Source Reader. Eds. Lee Archie and John Archie. Version 1.0 GFDL, 2006. Free for use or resale under terms of the GFDL license.
Lee Archie and John G. Archie, eds. Readings in Eastern Philosophy: An Open Source Text. Version 1.0 GDFL, 2006. Free for use or resale under terms of the GFDL license.
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The general purpose of this course is to provide an understanding and appreciation of Oriental life and thought. Specific characteristics and fundamental Oriental beliefs and thought are introduced, clarified, and examined in their practical aspects of everyday life.
Some of these main problems include:
In this course you will learn how to inquire into some of complex philosophical problems of everyday life and begin to formulate your own philosophy of life. For this task, you will learn some effective methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. The central method used in our course is that of shared inquiry. We will learn some of the fundamental concepts of the world's great philosophies and the use of these concepts in a re-examination of our own philosophies.
The methods used to obtain these ends are
In this course you will gain skill in asking interesting, productive, and insightful questions and will analyze ethical passages to obtain facility in the clear, complete, and methodological understanding of their content. You will also learn effective methods of analysis and criticism in the evaluation of philosophical argumentation.
We adopt specific techniques recommended by many educators, namely lecture, discussion, review tests, readings, and online supplementary material.
Lee Archie 2011-01-05