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Comparative World Religions Final Exam

As with the midterm exam for this course, for the final exam, we had a choice of an in-class random selection of 2 or 3 questions, or a take-home answer 10 out of 15 questions.

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Philosophy of the Self

This paper will discuss three philosophical writings, one each from the Indian, Western, and Chinese traditions, each one dealing with our views of our selves. The first piece, Sri Aurobindo’s The Reincarnating Soul, is representative of Indian philosophy and gives us a discussion of the human soul and its relationship to the universe. The second […]

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Reflections on Sri Aurobindo’s “The Reincarnating Soul”

Sri Aurobindo’s The Reincarnating Soul is an attempt to find the proper point from which we should start our discussion of the possibility of reincarnation. He feels that “human thought” for most people has resorted to “a rough and crude acceptance of unexamined ideas.”  This observation holds even truer when the ideas require “subtle thinking” […]

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Comparative World Religions Midterm Exam

When I went to Korea, China, and Vietnam as part of a study abroad program, one of the courses I took was on different world religions. The teacher gave us an option: take an in-class midterm exam where he would ask us 3 out of a group of some 15 questions (which he would give […]

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