This assessment will assess your mastery with respect to the following course outcomes:
Compare and contrast the fundamental differences of time and epistemology in non-Western philosophies
Correlate the similarities of non-Western ways of thinking with Western philosophies
Interpret how the seminal differences in familial structures, sociopolitical norms, and economic developments of non-Western cultures influenced
fundamental philosophical divergences from Western philosophies
Analyze the interconnectedness of non-Western philosophies with their respective cultural histories
Assess the impact of non-Western philosophies on one’s personal worldview and cultural awareness
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
- Identify two non-Western philosophical systems that you intend to compare.
- Which two non-Western philosophical systems are you comparing?
- Which country does each philosophy originate in? When was each philosophy brought into being, and who was involved?
- How do the followers behave within each philosophy? Who is considered to be the leaders or authority in each philosophy?
- Where do the followers and leaders tend to practice? What rituals do they engage in? What unique key themes or concepts—other
than logic, time, and epistemology—do they appreciate, worship, and extol?
- Evaluate the underpinnings of the logic of both philosophies.
- Clearly evaluate the underpinnings of the logic of both philosophies.
- What are the main differences of the theories/culture of these two non-Western philosophies to Western philosophy?
- Analyze the interconnectedness of the histories to each of these philosophies.
III. Define time and epistemology.
- Define time and epistemology in both non-Western philosophies.
- Identify the main differences in thinking between the two non-Western philosophies in relation to Western philosophy.
- How are these different views of time and epistemology similar to Western philosophy?
- Summarize how delving into these two philosophies impacts one’s personal worldview and cultural awareness.