LCST3155 Great Thinkers on Meanings of Life (3 units)
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This course aims to promote students' reflection on existential questions about life and its values by introducing them to philosophical thoughts of classical and modern thinkers of both the Chinese and the Western traditions. The focus will be on the meaning of human life. It will provide students with inspiring intellectual discourses of the selected thinkers and their self exploration and speculation process. The course will analyse philosophical texts written by these thinkers and the answers they offer on the issue of the meaning of life. Besides, the thoughts of great thinkers will be discussed with the help of film appreciation. Finally, it will encourage students to examine their own value concepts and living attitudes to life, and to relate them to the human conditions discussed by the thinkers. This course is also designed to introduce philosophical thinking which is closely related to our living world.
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