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[Lecture] Engaging analytically with ancient Chinese philosophy
Sep. 22, 2023

Speaker: Michael Beaney, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (毕明安教授,德国柏林洪堡大学)

Time: 15:00-17:00 p.m., September 22, 2023, GMT+8

Venue: Teaching Building No. 1, Room 204


In recent years there has a deepening engagement with Chinese philosophy by analytic philosophers, both in China and elsewhere. In the first lecture of this series I will offer an overview of the development of this engagement and discuss the historiographical and methodological issues that arise in approaching Chinese philosophy analytically. I will also explain its importance in the context of the pressing current concern with broadening the canon and diversifying the curriculum in (Western) philosophy.

[In this lecture I will expand substantially on what I said in the penultimate section (entitled ‘Historiography with Chinese characteristics’) of my paper on ‘Developments and Debates in the Historiography of Philosophy’. On broadening the canon, I will build on my recent article on ‘Open-mindedness and Ajar-mindedness in History of Philosophy’.]

Source: Department of Philosophy