Spring 2023

Ancient Philosophy in Dialogue: China, India, and Greece

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-241  |  Religion, as RELI-241

Formerly listed as: PHIL-17


Jyl Gentzler (Section 01)
Maria R. Heim (Section 01)


(Offered as PHIL 241 and RELI 241). This course puts into dialogue the ancient philosophical traditions of China, India, and Greece. We will explore their reflections and debates on how to live a good life, how to gain knowledge, and how to understand our place in the universe. Through close readings of texts, we will compare ancient philosophical conceptions, styles of discourse, and intellectual contexts. The course reconsiders the Eurocentric history and ideologies of many modern conceptions of philosophy. Professors Gentzler, and Heim, and TBD. No prerequisites. Enrollment limit: 60 students.

No prerequisites. Enrollment limit: 60 students. Spring semester. Professors Gentzler, and Heim, and TBD. 

If Overenrolled: Registrar will use lottery to determine enrollment


Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2021