Catalog 2021-2022

PHL 321 Daoist Philosophy and Religion

This course is an introduction to the philosophy and religion of Daoism (Taoism).  It will emphasize the cross-cultural comparison of philosophical traditions, methods and commitments.  This course has an experiential learning component:  In addition to our study of texts, we will practice Daoist meditation techniques and qigong (i.e., Chinese yoga-like body practices) inside and outside of class. The practices will be modified for those who are physically unable to perform them.




one previously completed PHL course or consent of instructor.


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