New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Asian Philosophies

by: Mindy

Asian Philosophies PHILOS 2120 - 0010

View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Asian Philosophies

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Asian Philosophies notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

These are the notes for the first week lecture. They aren't very complete because Professor Brown skipped around a lot.
Asian Philosophies
Steven Brown
Class Notes
philosophy, Asian, religions, International, Hinduism, intro, to




Popular in Asian Philosophies

Popular in Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mindy on Saturday August 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHILOS 2120 - 0010 at Ohio State University taught by Steven Brown in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 507 views. For similar materials see Asian Philosophies in Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion at Ohio State University.

Similar to PHILOS 2120 - 0010 at OSU

Popular in Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion


Reviews for Asian Philosophies


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 08/27/16
•   Advice from Prof. Brown: Be slow to disagree   o   Listen, why is the view interesting to others?     Asian Philosophies •   Philosophy o   What is it? §   From philo Sophia which means love of wisdom from Greece o   Most people believe philosophy to originate from Greece, but that’s not necessarily true because most Asian philosophers did not know about Greeks at all and they came up with their own ideas •   3 major areas of Philosophy o   Metaphysics §   Study of being and existence §   Ex) What kinds of things are there? What is it to exist? What is it to be a certain way? Question about the fundamental nature of things o   Epistemology §   The study of knowledge §   What does it mean to know something? What does it mean to be true? What is a good reason fro something being correct? o   Value Theory §   Which things are good which things are bad what kind of things we should be doing §   Ethics •   Study of right and wrong §   Aesthetics •   Study of beauty and things like artistic value o   Philosophy has many areas such as the philosophy of… §   Math §   Mind §   Psychology §   Language §   … o   Some people are very for science but not for philosophy, because they are not apt to argue for it o   Another definition for philosophy is that it is reasoned reflection using arguments §   Philosophers are just trying to understand concepts and how they relate to one another o   Methods of Philosophy §   Arguments §   Understanding of connections between concepts Asian Philosophies •   Philosophies of Asia are connected geographically, historically, and conceptually Vedas •   Important to Hinduism, scrolls that contain instructions on how to perform rituals, also include some philosophical teachings Buddha •   Was Hindu monk and born into Hindu society but created Buddhism Hinduism •   Confined to the Indian area because of geographical reasons What is Ultimate Reality? •   The way things are and why the things they are. •   What exactly is that makes the world the way it is •   God can be substituted for Ultimate Reality o   Can cause some major problems Is Ultimate Reality a person or not? •   Person o   Monotheism §   One God §   Capital G to indicate 1 mega God §   Judaism (oldest) §   Christianity §   Islam §   Conception of God •   Omnibenevolant- all loving, perfectly good •   Omniscient-all knowing •   Omnipotent-all powerful o   Polytheism §   Many gods §   Greek Mythology §   Roman Mythology §   Wiccans/Druid §   Norse §   Ancient Egypt §   Shinto §   Animism §   Definition: Believing in many beings, many gods, These beings do not know everything, they are not all powerful, and they aren not perfectly good, like superheroes marvel •   Not a person (Inpersonal) o   Pantheism §   All is God §   (Native American(?)) §   Hinduism •   In Hinduism, there are many forms of God and all are equal §   Daoism o   Atheism §   There are no gods or Gods §   Buddhism §   Confucianism §   Daoism §   Jainism Begging the question •   Assume what you’re trying to prove and then try to prove it •   Bad •   Now: leads you to ask the question •   Having a circular argument


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.