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Chinese and Western Philosophy in Comparative Perspective: In Honor of the Late Professor Jiyuan Yu

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Free

509 O’Brian Hall
University at Buffalo North Campus
Organized by the UB Confucius Institute and Department of Philosophy
Lunch served from 12:30.
Please RSVP to
ubci@buffalo.edu if you plan to join us for lunch.

Agenda

Professor Jiyuan Yu was a renowned scholar of ancient Greek, classical Chinese and comparative philosophy. Professor Yu’s love for philosophy inspired many students, a number of whom continue his work in the research and teaching of Greek and Chinese philosophy at universities around the world. At this roundtable discussion, colleagues and students of Professor Yu from China and the U.S. will share their recent research and discuss the influence of Professor Yu’s work on their research and on the field of Philosophy.

12:30-1:00
Lunch
(Please RSVP to ubci@buffalo.edu if you plan to join us for lunch)

1:00-1:10
Welcoming remarks
Stephen C. Dunnett, Professor, Vice Provost for International Education, and Confucius Institute Advisory Board Chair, University at Buffalo

1:10-2:30
Roundtable 1
Moderator: Jorge Gracia, Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Chair, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo

Viewpoints on Comparative Philosophy: On Jiyuan Yu’s The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue
Youde Fu, Professor School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University

Comparative Philosophy and Cross-cultural Consensus
Timothy Connolly, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, East Stroudsburg University

Some Reflections on Comparative Philosophy
Nicolas Bommarito, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo

Shifting Paradigms from Chinese/Western to Ancient/Modern: Debates on Interpretation of Chinese Classical Works
Yongjun Fu, Professor, School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University

2:30-3:50
Roundtable 2
Moderator: Jie Zhang, Professor, Department of Sociology, Buffalo State College

The Theory of Good Human Nature, the View of Few Appetites and the Relationship of Rightness and Profit: On Mencius’ Dark View
Yurong Yan, School of Philosophy, Shandong Institute of Business and Technology

Zhuangzi’s Skepticism and Intellectual Humility
James Beebe, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo

Reestablishing Rituals of Ancestral Remembrance: Case Study of a Village in Shandong Province
Guanghai Ma, Professor, School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University

Interpreting provided by
Qiaomei (Maggie) Lu, Associate Director, UB Confucius Institute
Yitian Zhai, PhD Candidate, UB Department of Comparative Literature

Click here for a PDF of the agenda.

Click here for a tribute to Professor Yu.

 

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

509 O’Brian Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260 United States
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