Some Group Work on Chinese Philosophy and Zen
for PHL 336 (Asian Philosophy), Le Moyne College
Michael Kagan, Oct. 30, 2000/Revised November 13, 2000

1.  Could Confucius be a Taoist?  Why or why not?

2.  Could Lau Tzu or Chuang Tzu be Buddhists?  Why or why not?

4.  What is the traditional definition of Zen in terms of its transmission?
Can you give  an example of how this works in practice?

5.  Is zen essentially Buddhist?  Why or why not?  Could there be a
Zen Christianity or Zen Judaism, for example?  What would it (they?) be like?
Is there such a thing now?  Why or why not?

3. What other questions would your group like to see here?  Why?

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