Course introduces students to several great philosophical traditions worthy of respect in their own right and important for understanding our contemporary world. Surveys, compares, contrasts philosophical thought from classical Greco-Roman world (Plato and Seneca), Middle Eastern and Africa traditions (including African-American traditions), India (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism), and China (Confucianism and Daoism). These traditions, embodied in the modern world, try to answer questions like: Why are we here? Are we fated to live as we do? What is a good human life? Is there God or gods? Is there afterlife? How can we know what is true good? What is a person? How ought humans relate to nature? One course.