GE2106 - Philosophy and Life: A Dialogue

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Exclusive Courses:
SA3405 or POL3405
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce to students the method of philosophy, to explore the nature of human existence, and to articulate a deepened understanding of human life in all its richness and contradictions.  It seeks to develop in students an appreciation of some of the most important problems and approaches of philosophical ethics in both the Eastern and the Western traditions.  The course will foster their skills and sensitivity in applying these philosophical approaches to reflect on and to analyse concrete day-to-day problems arising from questions about the human condition, human values, and what it means to be human. The goal is to cultivate students’ moral sensibility and analytic skills to support the development of a philosophical outlook on life based on respect for oneself, for fellow human beings, and for the natural environment.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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