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PHIL12-203: Buddhist Philosophy


An introduction to the central teachings of Buddhism is provided in this subject. It will consider such fundamental Buddhist concepts as suffering and its cessation, enlightenment, rebirth, nirvana, along with the practice of meditation. The traditions of Zen, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism will each receive some consideration.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

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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