Religious Studies | Studies in Buddhism: Buddhist Philosophy in India
R552 | 27518 | R. Nance


Topics in the Buddhist Tradition: Buddhist Philosophy in India This
course surveys the historical development of Buddhist philosophy in
India. We will begin by briefly reviewing some of the basic contours
of early Indian Buddhist philosophical reflection. Following this
review, we will read and discuss several texts by thinkers of
seminal importance to Buddhist tradition, focusing on how these
thinkers posed and attempted to answer questions regarding the self,
reality, reasoning, knowledge, belief, conduct, and liberation.
Students who enroll will be expected to participate in extensive in-
class discussions and to write a final paper, the topic of which
will be developed in consultation with the instructor. Meets with
REL-B410.