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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Fall 2006

T C PHL610 • Problems of Knowledge and Valuation

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43870 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
CBA 4.328

Course Description

The first semester of this course is designed to cover the classical texts concerning the philosophical view of what it is like to be human and what is the nature of reality. The texts will be drawn from the ancient traditions of both East and West, and their relevance for our age will be discussed. In the spring semester we will seek to apply the historical perspectives previously developed to contemporary moral, political and social problems.

About the Professor Professor Seung came from Korea and attended Yale University. His fields of specialty are far ranging: ethics, political philosophy, jurisprudence, philosophy of religions, theory of value and culture. An exciting and demanding teacher, Dr. Seung is the author of Intuition and Construction, Semiotics and Thematics, Structuralism and Hermeneutics, Cultural Thematics, Kant's Transcendental Logic, and Dante's Master Plan.

Grading Policy

Class preparation and participation: 10% A one-hour test: 20% One short (4 pages double-spaced) paper: 20% The final examination: 50%


Plato, The Republic Augustine, The Essential Augustine Mascaro, The Bhagavad Gita Hartshorne, Omnipotence and Other Theological Mistakes Confucius, The Analects Lao-Tzu, Tao-te Ching


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