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PHIL12-203: Buddhist Philosophy


This subject introduces central teachings of Buddhism. It considers fundamental Buddhist concepts such as suffering and its cessation, enlightenment, rebirth, nirvana, and the practice of meditation.  The subject also explores the traditions of Zen, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of Buddhist traditions in their historical, cultural, religious and philosophical aspects.
2. Think philosophically about core principles of Buddhist Philosophy.
3. Clearly communicate ideas and practices of Buddhist traditions.
4. Discuss philosophical and religious ideas in a respectful, informed, critical and cooperative manner.

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