“海外名家系列讲座”第十讲
 
发布时间: 2013-05-06 浏览次数: 85

题目:The Philosophical Origins of Western Individualism

主讲人:Jonathan Stoltz 副教授

时间:201357日(周二) 18:00-19:30

地点:上外松江校区5121教室

主办单位:英语学院

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主讲人介绍:

Dr. Jonathan Stoltz is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is currently a U.S. Fulbright Scholar affiliated with Beijing Foreign Studies University. Dr. Stoltz is a philosopher specializing in the study of logic and epistemology (theory of knowledge). He also has a research interest in Buddhist theories of knowledge.

讲座简介:

It is often said that European and American cultures are more individualistic than Asian cultures. In this lecture I examine the origins of western individualism from a philosophical perspective. The presentation will focus mainly on the views of the two famous Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. I will describe their accounts of (a) what it is to be a person and (b) what it is to be a good person. This lecture will also examine some similarities and differences between Western ways of understanding personhood and Asian views of the person.