Mar 31, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 295-01 - Special Topic: Personal Identity: East and West

4 credits (Spring)
What makes a particular person that person? Is personal identity preserved over time? How do persons experience “self”? What role does cultural experience play? How do neurological differences affect experiences of self and other? We will examine texts from the history of Asian and European philosophy, as well as from more recent Analytic and Continental thinkers. Examples of philosophers discussed may include Mencius, Hsün-Tzu, Chuang-Tze, Dogen, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Parfit, Nagel, Gadamer, Dubois, and Anzaldúa.

Prerequisite: PHI 111 .
Instructor: Nyden