Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities Program
Lecture Code WMBF6002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 倫理思想史文献研究A
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Study of the History of Ethical Thought A
エトウ ヨシノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Mainly lectures, and discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Ethics
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The purpose of this lesson is to understand the characteristics and structure of modern Japanese thought, focusing on Shinichiro Nishi's thought. The textbooks used in this lesson are Shinichiro Nishi's books "The Theory of Loyalty and Filial Piety" (Iwanami Shoten), "The Basic Problem of Ethics" (Iwanami Shoten), and Yoshinori Eto "Shinichiro Nishi's Thought: Asking Peace and Reconciliation from Hiroshima" (Nakanishiya Shuppan). Through this lesson, we will clarify the original structure of Shinichiro Nishi's thought (such as the "paradigm of particular as universal", "the process of subject transformation" and "the idea of emptiness"), and the possibility of the thought as a peace theory. Understand the characteristics and structure of modern Japanese thought. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Paradigm of Japanese thoughts, Grouping, Allotment of references for presentation
lesson2: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 1  Introduction
lesson3: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 2  Rethinking Nishi's thought in Pedagogy

lesson4: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 3  Ethicist Shinichiro Nishi
lesson5: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 4  The origins and challenges
lesson6: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 5  Rationale
lesson7: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 6  The relationship between intrinsic and transcendental in universal
lesson8: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 7  The form of logic
lesson9: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 8  The structure of reality
lesson10: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 9  plurality(many) and unity(one) and all(whole) and emptiness
lesson11: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 10  Monism and pluralism
lesson12: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 11  Hierarchy and system
lesson13: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 12  The dynamic relationship between universal and particular
lesson14: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 13  Univeral and Universal and real world
lesson15: Overall summary

No Exam 
Yoshinori Eto, Shinichiro Nishi's thought - think of "peace and reconciliation" from Hiroshima, Hiroshima University Press, 2018. 
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Preparation and
Each assigned research topic is expected to be done by the class. 
Grading Method each learning (including reports (70%)) and presentation (30%) is assessed synthetically 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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