|107||Moral Psychology||Shun||MWF 3-4||Wheeler 204|
The course will examine a range of psychological phenomena related to the ethical and spiritual life of humans, drawing on both contemporary philosophical approaches and Confucian thought. Topics to be covered include: pride, modesty and humility; anger, resentment and forgiveness; compassion, empathy and sympathy; death and acceptance; purity, detachment and tranquility; as well as other selected topics. The unifying theme underlying the exploration of these topics is the idea of ‘no self’, that is, the idea that ethical self-transformation involves a move away from different forms of undue focus on the self.
This class is restricted to Philosophy majors during Phase I enrollment.