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Reality and Illusion, East and West

Course #: PHIL 379

It is ordinary believed, either consciously or subconsciously, that ''reality'' is being experienced and known by way of perceptions of things under optimal conditions. What is this reality believed to be like (say, causally governed? Dualistic? Independent?)? Are those characteristics immediately present in perceptions? Is it the only reality that there is? In this course, these questions will be explored and investigated through close examinations of philosophical works from both East (e.g., Buddhist and Daoist writings) and West (e.g., Plato, Hume, Schopenhauer).

Pre Requisites: Prerequisite: PHIL 100 or PHIL 108.

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