South Asian C113: Buddhist Thought in India

Category: South Asian
Course #: 32258
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2

224 Wheeler

Instructor: Jed Forman

This course is an advanced introduction to the major teachings of Indian Buddhism and their philosophical elaborations. We will cover the core tenets attributed to the Buddha, and the later doctrinal and scholastic developments that turned Buddhism into one of the principal philosophical traditions of India (and Asia). For this we will read select primary sources—in principle, extracts of the scriptures and later treatises—and academic articles and book chapters.