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現在位置: ホーム ja シラバス(2020年度) 文学研究科 英語授業 JK09001Foundations I-Seminar (KBR)

JK09001Foundations I-Seminar (KBR)

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開講年度・開講期 2020・前期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 特殊講義
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 木4
教員
  • PASCA, Roman (文学研究科 助教)
授業の概要・目的 What is the correct name for nature? Physis, natura, jinen, shizen, 自然? How do I, as an individual human being, fit into the world of nature? Am I a part of it, or do I control it? Do I have the right to cut a tree? What is my responsibility toward the environment? How do I respond to the current environmental (existential) crisis?
In this course, we will start from these questions and try to think together about the different understandings of “nature” and about the different ways in which we can engage with it. We will focus on views of nature in Japan, but we will also think about environmental ethics in a transnational / transcultural, global context.
到達目標 This class will give students the tools
1) to understand the philosophical way of looking at nature in Japan;
2) to critically examine theories, notions and concepts related to environmental ethics from a multicultural / global perspective;
3) to formulate and express their opinions, ideas and arguments in a clear manner in writing, discussions, and oral presentations.
授業計画と内容 For each meeting, we will read and discuss one (or more) short philosophical text(s). The course is structured as follows.
1. Introduction & orientation.
2. What is “philosophy”? What is “Japanese philosophy” in the global context?
3. Reading the Lotus Sutra: the parable of the burning house
4. Haruo Shirane on primary nature and secondary nature
5. Kukai: realizing buddhahood in this very body
6. Dogen: flowing mountain, flowing water
7. “Original enlightenment” and buddhahood in plants
8. Miura Baien on Heaven and Earth
9. Ando Shoeki and shizen as metaphysics of mutual natures
10. Yamagata Banto, astronomy and heliocentrism
11. Ninomiya Sontoku: the “heavenly way” and “the humanly way”
12. Nature and activism: Eto Tekirei and Minakata Kumagusu
13. Watsuji Tetsuro’s notion of "fudo"
14. Imanishi Kinji and ecological thought
15. Summary and reflection: hints for environmental ethics in a transcultural context
成績評価の方法・観点 Active class participation (25%), Presentation (25%), Final report (50%)
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Students will be required to read the materials in advance and come prepared to discuss them.
教科書
  • None. The reading materials will be provided in class / uploaded on KULASIS.