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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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COL 704SEM - Special Topics-Comparativethought/globalworld
Special Topics-Comparativethought/globalworld A Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23826   Enrollment Capacity:   20
Section:   A   Enrollment Total:   7
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   13
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   W , 3:45 PM - 6:25 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
In his essay, ?Science and Meditation? (?Wissenschaft und Besinnung?), Heidegger speaks of ?an inevitable dialogue with the East Asian world??a dialogue made necessary by the rise of the European influenced global civilization. For Heidegger, for such a dialogue, Western (philosophical) thought has to transform itself through its often suppressed ?poetic? dimension (Dichten). In this course, we will examine some of the conditions and possible avenues for such a dialogue, mostly with East Asian thought, a dialogue that can perhaps take the shape of what is sometimes called comparative thought or comparative philosophy. This change of perspective entails perhaps, as Dipesh Chakrabarty indicates, ?provincializing Europe.? To understand parameters of such a shift and what it would involve on the conceptual level, we will read a number of philosophical texts, as well as discuss poetry and artworks. Primary texts will include Chakrabarty , Daodejing, Dogen, Ueda, Heidegger, Mignolo, Nancy, Ortega, Waters, as well further supplementary materials.
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