The Program


Philosophy and Religion

1. Basic Courses
M0556 Logic (2/0)(0/2) This course offers a general introduction to symbolic logic. It is designed for students without prior knowledge of either logic or mathematics, and it covers all basic topics through relational predicate logic with identity. This course is offered in the belief that any single student can master symbolic logic, and it is designed to give students as much help as possible to achieve the mastery.
T0099 Ethics (2/0)(0/2) Ethics are inquiries into the principles and presuppositions operated in our moral judgment. When we say something is wrong or it may lead to bad results, what is the principle or are the principles upon which this right-wrong distinction rests? Can it be defended? These questions will be addressed in this course.
T0100 Introduction to Philosophy (2/0)(0/2) This course has two objectives: (1)guiding students to observe and view our life in a philosophical way and (2) encouraging students to further read classical philosophical works, such as those done by Plato, Aristotle, Descartes. Class discussions might include the following topics: (1)knowledge and perception; (2) the question of reality (3)man and God; (4)freedom and responsibility; (5)moral theory; (6)foundation of government; and (7) aesthetic experiences.
T0338 Selected Readings in Philosophy (2/0)(0/2) This course is offered for students without prior knowledge of philosophy. It is designed with practical rather than theoretical considerations in mind.
T0339 Introduction to Religion (2/0)(0/2)The course aims to provide students with an overview of Buddhism, introducing what Buddhism is, the life of Sakyamuni Buddha Buddha, main teachingsDharma, history and development of Buddhism, and practice of Buddhism in daily life.
T0348Thanatology (2/0)(0/2) The study of thanatology involves both vertical and horizontal dimensions. The vertical dimension covers four disciplines, namely thanatology education, terminal care, grief consultation, and funeral management and the horizontal dimension encompasses six disciplines, namely philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology, biomedicine and nursing studies.
2. Applied Ethics
T1056 Religion and Life (2/0)(0/2) This course aims to help students understand the nature of many popular religions and strongly encourages practice of these core religious or their spiritual principles in their daily life. All students taking this course have to do meditation (daily) and to write spiritual journals to develop their spiritual growth.
T1810 Business and Ethics (2/0)(0/2) This course introduces basic doctrines of moral philosophy by presenting actual cases in the business arena to help students understand the role these doctrines play in the business world and how relevant issues may affect their personal lives. The course aims to cultivate the ability and habitual practices of reasonable reflection and decision on moral issues.
T1238 Environmental Ethics (2/0)(0/2) This course investigates the following main issues: 1. What are the global and local environmental problems relevant to ethical life? 2. Do we have any ethical reasons to support our enterprise with environmental protection?
T2005 Literature and Philosophy of Eroticism (2/0)(0/2) If life is a duet of sensibility and rationality, then literature and philosophy are the works of life. Among these works, eroticism is the main theme of human life. As a course of core curriculum, Literature and Philosophy of Eroticism aims to explore the palace to and to analyze the movement of eroticism.

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