BP319 - Social Philosophy of Buddhism

Info

Type: 
Regular Lecture
Period: 
December 03, 2012 – April 06, 2013
Time: 
1.30p.m. - 4.30p.m.
Day(s): 
Thursday
Classroom: 
Mudita

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to highlight the social dimension of Buddhist teaching. The main areas of study will include the Buddhist critique of the Brahmanical social hierarchy, Buddhist teaching on the origin and evolution of society, arises of human species, interpersonal relation, and Buddhist perspective of law, justice and punishment. The course will conclude an examination from Buddhist perspective of the contemporary social issues and problems.