GCVM1006 Dao, Ch’an and Personal Freedom

此科內容包括中西方的哲學思想與流派,像是著名的自由主義,效益主義,先秦百家思想等。課程內容十分淺白,又有名思想家的事例,令我對該內容有深入的了解。
其中我最喜歡效益主義與佛家教義。效益主義作為現代普遍的價值觀,其思想有一定的正確性,以效益作為行為準則,合符現今的思想觀念;而佛家主張的修心,解放自身的思想世界,對於庸庸碌碌的現代人有反思作用。
就現時課程內容,本人建議加長中國哲學內容的篇幅,像是墨家思想亦有很多有趣之處,可以加入課程之中。
(Translation) This course introduces the philosophical thoughts and parties from China and the west, such as the well-known Liberalism, Utilitarianism, the scholars’ thoughts during the pre-Qin Dynasty, etc. The course content is easy to understand with examples of the famous scholars. This allowed me to have in-depth understanding with the course content.
My favourites are Utilitarianism and Buddhism. As an universal value in the modern society, Utilitarianism has an extent of validity in its beliefs. Utilitarianism suggests efficiency as the rules of human behavior, which goes along with the thoughts and perspectives of people nowadays. Buddhism suggests nurturing the heart of oneself and releasing the thoughts of oneself, which leads introspection for people in the busy modern world.
I suggest that the content of Chinese philosophy can be extended to include Mohism. There are lots of interesting topics regarding Mohism, which can be added into the course content.

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