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180040 VO-L The Philosophy of Tantrism (2017S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Please note: Due to a research trip to India this lecture will start not before the third week of March (Di, 21.03.2017).

Details

max. 45 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note: Due to a research trip to India this lecture will start not before the third week of March (Di, 21.03.2017).
Therefore there will three more additional dates for this lecture (incl. first date of the exam) be announced as soon as the situation about room and time is ensured.

Tuesday 21.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 28.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 04.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 25.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 02.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 09.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 16.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 23.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 30.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 13.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 20.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 27.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal: Introduction into the philosophy of Tantrism and Indien Aesthetics. The main goal of the lecture is to show that the philosophy of Tantrism in India has produced most significant texts on Aesthetics, in which a highly complex relationship between philosophy, the arts and the spirit has been developed that is unique in our world.
Content: I will present important texts of Kashmir Shivaism in the lecture. Special attention is directed to the strict rational method of thought. In this way the usual "poetical" access to the text can be rejected. The central figure of this movement is Abhinavagupta (10 Jhd.), whose philosophy focuses on the "heart". The lecture thus sees itself also as an introduction into a philosophy of the heart.
Method: Lecture with Questions and Answers.

Assessment and permitted materials

By the end of the semester four dates for the written examination will be announced (end of June, first week of october, end of november/beginning of December, end of January 2018). No resources will be allowed during the examination (notes, PowerPoint-slides, books, etc.)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass this course you have to achieve more than 50% of the criteria mentioned above.
0 - 50 % = 5
51 - 65 % = 4
66 - 77 % = 3
78 - 89 % = 2
90 - 100% = 1
Evaulation criteria: see above

Examination topics

Topics covered in lectures and reading material provided on moodle are relevant for the examination.

Reading list

Relevent literature for the examination:
Muller-Ortega, Paul Eduardo: The Triadic Heart of Siva. State University of New York Press: New York 1989.
David Gordon White: Tantra in Practice. Princeton Readings in Religions, Princeton University Press, Princeton 1991.
Böhler, Arno: Meditation im Kontext der indischen Philosophie: Die Yoga-Sturen des Patanjali (auf Moodle bereitgestellt).
Böhler, Arno: Open Bodies. in: Paragrana 18 (2009)
Further literature recommended to deepen your knowledge:
Frauwallner, Erich: Geschichte der indischen Philosophie. Bd. 1. Otto Müller: Salzburg 1953 (S.406-450, Das Yoga-System).
De Michelis, Elizabeth: Modern Yoga. History and Forms. in: Byrne, Jean (Hg.): Yoga in the Modern World. Contemporary Perspectives. Rutledge: London / New York 2008.
Michaels, Axel / Wulf, Christoph: Rethinking the Body: An Introduction. in: Paragrana 18 (2009).
White, David Gordon: Tantra in Practice: mapping a Tradition. in: ders. (Hg.): Tantra in Practice. Princeton University Press: Princeton / Oxford 2000.
White, David Gordon: The Alchemical Body. Siddha Traditions in Medieval India. University of Chicago Press: Chicago / London 1996.1991.
Further Literature is made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA M 8.2
MA Ethik M02 D
M3 E. Ästhetik, Kulturphilosophie, Interkulturelle Philosophie/ Philosophie in einer globalen Welt

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