Diversify Our Syllabi: Chinese Philosophy

The Diversity Committee of the Department of Philosophy at York is pleased to announce the second of a series of workshops this year, "Diversify Our Syllabi: Chinese Philosophy."

This series serves to support philosophy educators in their efforts to diversify the content of their syllabi. In each workshop in this series, a scholar with research or teaching experience in a specific area of underrepresented philosophy is asked to address three questions: (a) what is the history of the topic, (b) what are the major disagreements within this history, and (c) what are some suggestions for readings (and available translations) that other philosophers could incorporate into their syllabi. All philosophy educators (including TAs) and interested philosophers welcome!

Our workshop on the topic of Chinese Philosophy will be led by Dr. Vincent Shen, Professor of Philosophy and Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, University of Toronto, author of numerous philosophical monographs including Confucianism, Taoism and Constructive Realism (Vienna University Press,1994), and editor of numerous volumes including Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy (Springer, 2014), Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2013) and Chinese Philosophy across the Century (in Chinese) (Taipei: Wunan Publishing Co., 2001).

When: 3:30-5:30, Friday November 24, 2017.

Where: 421 South Ross, Philosophy Department, York University.