【06月10日】Thomas D'Andrea:Philosophy and the foundation of liberal learning
 
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英华人文系列讲座第53

主题Philosophy and the foundation of liberal learning

主讲人Thomas D''Andrea

时间2014610日(周二)18:00—19:30

地点:松江校区图西厅

主办单位:英语学院

讲座内容

通识教育是当代世界一流大学共同尊奉的教育理念。作为新人文主义教育思想的倡导者,德国思想家洪堡特认为教育应该时刻紧盯一般性的知识基本能力,从而保证人们具有永远能从某一行业随意转到另一行业的能力。我国著名教育家清华大学前校长梅贻琦先生也特别强调通识为本,专识为末。作为一种关于寻求真正的自由的教育,通识教育要让受众认识到真正的自由绝不取决于他们的出生或财富,而是取决于他们是否获得了经过审视的思想和认识,是否具备了将自己从狭隘的传统与惯式中解放出来,以求从一个更为广阔和深刻的视角考察和认识自我的能力。

哲学是人类智性所能达到的最为根本与彻底的理论层面。哲学思想弥散于一切学科根本问题的探究过程之中。就此而言,哲学是通识教育的题中之义,是通识教育不可或缺的内在要求。

主讲人介绍:

Professor Thomas D''Andrea is a Fellow in Philosophy and the Human Sciences at Wolfson College, Cambridge and the author of Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue: the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre (Ashgate, 2004) and articles and reviews in metaphysics, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. Thomas D’Andrea’s current research interests are in the intersection between political representation, law, and the moral conscience. He is the author of Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue: the Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre (Ashgate: 2006) and has past publications in the field of moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.

He was a James Madison Fellow at Princeton University in 2001-2002 and in 2006 the co-Director there of a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Seminar on ''Natural Law and American Constitutionalism''. He continues to give an annual summer seminar in Princeton through the Witherspoon Institute on topics in natural law theory. He has had visiting positions at the University of St Andrews and the University of Chicago and lectured in philosophy at St Andrews and at the University of Notre Dame. In 2004 he began and has since directed the International Society for Legal and Moral Philosophy (INSOLM) – a society dedicated to the exploration of natural law thinking across the moral sciences.He is the founding Director of the Cambridge based Institute for the Study of Philosophy, Politics, and Religion (ISPPR), a research institute dedicated to the study of themes at the intersection of these three disciplines.