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Lecture series by Dawid Rogacz on Chinese Philosophy

Tuesday 7 September 2021 - Tuesday 28 September 2021
online and on location

Talk on 28 September at 15:00-16:30 Dutch time in room Lipsius 1.21


Dawid Rogacz is Assistant Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). He is the author of the monograph Chinese Philosophy of History. From Ancient Confucianism to the End of the Eighteenth Century (Bloomsbury 2020) and over a dozen peer-reviewed papers. He is currently co-editing a three-volume set Chinese Philosophy and Its Thinkers: From Ancient Times to the Present Days to be published with Bloomsbury in 2024. His research interests include Chinese philosophy, philosophy of history, and philosophy of religion.

The talk series "New Perspectives on Chinese philosophy" invites us to reinterpret selected ideas of Chinese thinkers across various historical periods and disciplines of philosophy, from philosophy of history and religious thought through ethics and political philosophy up to the philosophy of language. The lectures aim to shed a light on many neglected philosophers and underexamined areas of Chinese thought, including Daoist utopianism, Confucian metaphilosophy, Sino-Marxism in the Maoist era, and contemporary Chinese polemics with liberalism. In doing so, it will be shown that the discussed Chinese conceptions could offer a fresh perspective on some ideas of Western philosophy, such as operational definitions, the materialist conception of history, the concept of public justification, or the modern theories of progress.

Sept.  7 Operational Definitions in Confucius Kaltura  
Sept. 16 The Idea of Supreme Peace (taiping) in the Premodern Chinese Philosophies of History 15:30 - 17:15 Lipsius 0.28
Sept. 21 Sincerity as a Civic Virtue 15:00 - 16:30 Huizinga 004
Sept. 28 Jian Bozan: a Forgotten Chinese Marxist 15:00 - 16:30 Lipsius 1.21


Dawid Rogacz
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