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MUSE SEMINAR / PHIL 29C /Fall 2004

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE  

 

Date: Content of discussion   [Assignments for this class]

 

8/25 (W): Introduction to the class and to MUSE [SSS]

 

PART I: Nature of Philosophy and Philosophers’ Instrumental Methods

8/30 (M): Nature and Functions of Philosophy [CR: #1; #3]                   

9/1 (W): Two Modes of Instrumental Methods: Logical vs. Evocative Argumentations [Appendix (3)]   

9/2 (Thur): MUSE Workshop (1) / MUSE Scholar Orientation / 12:00 – 13:00

9/7 (T): MUSE Workshop (2) / You Can Survive: Transition from High School to College / 18:30 – 19:30

9/8 (W): Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy / Group Discussion (1) [CR: # 4]

 

PART II: The Yi-Jing Philosophy and Western Philosophy

9/13 (M): Introduction to the Yi-Jing Text (1) [CR: #5]

9/15 (W): Heraclitus and Parmenides in Greek Philosophy / Group Discussion (2) [CR: #6; #7]

9/20 (M): Being-Becoming Complementarity

9/22 (W): Hegelian Models of Interaction / Group Discussion (3) [CR: #8]

9/27 (M): Comparative Examination of Yin-Yang and Hegelian Models [CR: #9]     

 

PART III: Confucianism and Western Philosophy

9/29 (W): Introduction to Confucius and the Analects (1) [CR: #10]

10/4 (M): Introduction to Confucius and the Analects (2) [CR: #10]

10/6 (W): Socrates’s Elenchus / Group Discussion (4) [CR: #11 (Plato: “Euthyphro”)]

10/11 (M): Comparative Examination of Confucius’s and Socrates’s Methodological Approaches in Dialogue [CR: #11 (Those selections from  the Analects)]  

10/13 (W): Conduct Ethics in Western Tradition [Handout]

10/18 (M): Confucius on Virtue and Moral Cultivation [CR: #10]      

10/19 (T): MUSE Workshop (3) / Vision of the Provost / 14:00 – 15:00

10/20 (W): Virtue and Moral Rules: A Comparative Examination of Confucius’s and Christian Versions of the Golden Rule / Group Discussion (5) [CR: #12; #13]     

10/25 (M): Review for Midterm Exam

10/27 (W): Midterm Exam

 

PART IV:  Philosophical Daoism and Western Philosophy

11/1 (M): Lao Zi, Plato, and Aristotle (1) [CR: #14]

11/3 (W): Lao Zi, Plato, and Aristotle (2) [CR: #15]

11/8 (M): Lao Zi, Plato, and Aristotle (3) [CR: #16]

11/10 (W): Lao Zi and Confucius on Morality /Group Discussion (6) [CR: #14 (Ch. 38, 7, 18, 22, 25, 40, 45, 77)]

11/15 (M): Zhuang Zi’s Transcendental Perspectivism [CR: #17]

11/17 (W): Zhaung Zi and Descartes on Knowledge [CR: #18]

11/22 (M): Zhuang Zi and Aristotle on What-Being / Group Discussion (7) [CR: #19]

11/24 (W): Spartan Quiz

11/29 (M): Freedom of Self: Approaches in Western Tradition / Group Discussion (8) [CR: #20]

12/1 (W): Freedom of Self: Zhuangzi on Freedom and Happiness [CR: #21]

12/6 (M): Discussion Forum

12/8 (W): Review for Final Exam

12/8 (W): Term Paper Due

12/13 (M): 12:15-14:30               Final Examination

NOTE:  The above schedule is for guidance only and may change in the event of extenuating circumstances.