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180368 SE Intercultural Philosophy and Cultural Hermeneutics (2010W)

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

jeweils 9-13 Uhr
6.11. - 3C
13.11. - 3C
20.11. - 3C
27.11. - 2H
4.12. - 3C


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 45 participants
Language: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Metaphor studies in China have a deep-seated and unique tradition. Actually, The Book of Changes, a remarkable piece of writing which is full of metaphors, is a Chinese philosophical classic on cognizing the world and understanding life. Metaphor is also a vital way to state and construct the theoretical system of Chinese medicine and develop its clinical explorations as well. I will teach this part by the following four chapters: 1) Metaphorizing: The Way to Bridge Chinese Natural Philosophy and Chinese Medicine; 2) Metaphors for Understanding the Human Being in Chinese Medicine; 3) Number Metaphors for Constructing the Theoretical System of Chinese Medicine; and 4) Metaphors for Developing Clinical Explorations of Chinese Medicine.

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 8.1, § 4.1.7, § 2.5, §57.3.5

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