Comparative Literature | Images of the Self: East and West
C147 | 1119 | MacPhail, A

Above section meets cultural studies credit
Above section meets Arts & Humanities requirement

Class Meets:  MW 9:30-10:45     BH 317

An exploration of different perspectives on the “self”, using both
philosophical as well as literary texts – from the “Eastern”
tradition and the “Western” tradition – this course focuses on three
themes: (1) the relationship of the individual to society; (2) the
outcast as hero; (3) the self as artist.  Plato (both his Republic
and his Ion), Mencius, Chuang-tzu (Zhuangzi), and Lao-tzu (Laozi)
are among the philosophers who will be compared.