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 WMBF6102 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 倫理思想史文献研究B
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Study of the History of Ethical Thought B
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
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Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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he 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  Transformation process(1)
lesson3: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 2  Transformation process(2)
lesson4: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 3  Consciousness and freedom(1)
lesson5: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 4  Consciousness and freedom(2)
lesson6: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 5  Consciousness and moral(1)
lesson7: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 6  Consciousness and moral(2)
lesson8: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 7  Good,evil and freedom(1)
lesson9: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 8  Good,evil and freedom(2)
lesson10: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 9  The distance between Nishi's thought and nationalism(1)
lesson11: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 10  The distance between Nishi's thought and nationalism(2)
lesson12: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 11  The meaning of Concrete generality(1)
lesson13: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 12  The meaning of Concrete generality(1)
lesson14: Shinichiro Nishi's Thought 13  Possibility as a peace theory
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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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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