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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Asian Philosophy

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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Gautama Siddhartha

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This is the home page of G. J. Mattey's Philosophy 11, Asian Philosophy, for Spring Quarter, 2015.

The Course

Philosophy 11 introduces the student to some of the main currents in the traditional philosophies of south and east Asia.

General Catalog Course Description

Survey of the main philosophical systems of south and east Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Topics include the nature of reality, including God, the universe and the human self, human knowledge, and the proper conduct of human life.