Universität Wien FIND

180202 KU Zhuangzi. The unknown third (2019W)

The chinese philosophy of Zhuangzi and his profound ethics.

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 12.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 26.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 07.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 14.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 21.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 28.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In addition to Confucius and Lao-tse, Zhuangzi is one of the most influential Chinese philosophers. But he is very little known beyond sinologically educated circles: Zhuangzi is the unknown third in the history of Chinese philosophy.
In the course two topics from the Zhuangzi are to be treated particularly: Ethical questions and the question of openness and unity of human thinking and acting.

Course is held in German!

Assessment and permitted materials

- Active participation in the seminar, cooperationand reading of the given texts
- Participation in the discussion of the texts and contents
- Reading Reflection
- Presentation (in German)
- Seminar thesis paper
All works must be written in German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements for a positive assessment: over 50% of the overall performance

Examination topics

Examination-immanent course, therefore the seminar contents mentioned above (see: Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab / Minimum requirements and assessment standard)

Reading list

Billeter, Jean-Francois: Ding, der Koch, zerlegt ein Stück Rind. Eine grundsätzliche Annahme über den Ausgangspunkt philosophischen Denkens in China. In: Asiatische Studien. 36, 2, 1982, S. 85–101.
Gan, Shaoping: Die chinesische Philosophie. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1997.
Graham, Angus Charles: Chuang-tzŭ : the inner chapters / Zhuangzi. - Reprinted. - Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co. 2001.
Jullien, François: Der Weise hängt an keiner Idee. Das Andere der Philosophie. München: Fink 2001
Jullien, François: Vom Sein zum Leben. Euro-chinesisches Lexikon des Denkens. Aus dem Französischen von Erwin Landrichter. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2018
Kongfuzi: Gespräche. Essen: Phaidon-Verlag 1995
Møllgaard, Eske: An Introduction to Daoist Thought: Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi. London: Routledge 2007.
Needham, Joseph: Wissenschaft und Zivilisation in China. Band 1 der von Colin A. Ronan bearbeiteten Ausgabe. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1988.
Pregadio, Fabrizio: The Encyclopedia of Taoism. 2 vols. London and New York: Routledge 2008.
Robinet, Isabelle: Geschichte des Taoismus. München 1995.
Yearley, Lee H.: “Freud and Zhuangzi: Resonances and Contrasts in Their Pursuit of the Self and Other Fugitive Notions.” In Tao Jiang, P. J. Ivanhoe, eds., China and Freud. New York: Routledge, 2012, pp. 404-474.
Zhuangzi; Victor H. Mair (Hg.): Zhunangzi. Frankfurt am Main: Wolfgang Krüger Verlag 1998.

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