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180364 SE Art, Culture,Religion (2010W)

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

Friday alle im HS 3 E jeweils 9-13 Uhr



max. 45 participants
Language: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Chinese characters are the only ideographic writing (as opposed to phonetic writing) which has been preserved for over 3,000 years. The shape of a Chinese character is directly related to its meaning, and both integrate into a unity. The formation of a Chinese character, an organic whole of the shape and the meaning, is one-step made following the rule of the nature, reflecting the direct communication between and integration of the subject and the object. The formation also implies an important thinking way, i.e. thinking in terms of images or the imaging thinking. I will teach this part by the following three chapters: 1) The Ideographic Writing and Chinese Culture; 2) The World View of Chinese Culture: Tian Ren He Yi (Universe and Man Uniting and Resembling Each Other, ????); and 3) Chinese Cuture, A Typical Xiang (Image, ?) Culture.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Students are recommended to read the following reference books:

1) Kaptchuk, Ted J. Das große Buch der chinesischen Medizin [M]. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch V Verlag,2006.

2)Unschuld, Paul U. Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: Nature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Medical Text [M]. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

3) Wallner, Schmidsberger, Wimmer (eds.) Intercultural Philosophy: New Aspects and Methods [C]. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010.

4) Wallner, Lan Fengli, Jandl (eds.) The Way of Thinking: Theory, Methodology and Structure of Chinese Medicine [C]. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010.

5) Wallner, Lan Fengli, Jandl (eds.) Chinese Medicine and Intercultural Philosophy: Theory, Methodology and Structure of Chinese Medicine [C]. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010.

Association in the course directory

BA M 10, § 4.1.7, § 2.5

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