Jing Hu, Graduate Student edit|
Office Location: 201-h West Duke Building
Office Phone: (919) 660-3050
- Office Hours:
- By appointment.
M.Phil., Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008
B.A., Wuhan University, 2006
Teaching (Summer1 2013): (typical courses)
- PHIL 104S.02, Intro to philosophy
- TBA, -
- Fulfills your EI, W, CZ requirement.
The class aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the subject of philosophy. Students will be introduced to the method of philosophy: critical thinking. The class revolves around seven fundamental questions in philosophy: 1. What is philosophy? 2. What do we know? 3. What is Free Will and do we have it? 4. What is a personal identity? 5. The mind/body problem. 6 Does God exist? 7 What ought we do? By discussing these seven questions, different branches of philosophy and famous philosopher's contributions to the discipline will be introduced.
Articles written by contemporary philosophers on topics that are closely related to the modern world and lives (such as Applied Ethics) will be provided at a later time as supplemental readings.
Students are required to write 4 short essays from 2-7 pages through the class.
The grade is based on the essays and your performance in discussion in class. There is no exam for this class.
- PHIL 263.01, Chinese philosophy
- TBA, -
(CCI) Cross Cultural Inquiry
(EI) Ethical Inquiry
The objective of the class is to offer students a general view on the tradition of Chinese philosophy. Different schools of thoughts in the history of Chinese philosophy--Confucianism, Daoism, Moist,and Legalism,etc will be discussed in the class. Comparisons between East Asian cultures and the western cultures from a philosophical perspective is also a part of the class.
Students are required to write 4 short essays from 2-6 pages through the class. The grade is based on the essays and class participation. There is no exam for this class.