Order and the One in the Daodejing

Aðalbygging 225, fimmtudag 13. október, kl. 12:00-13:30

Abstract:

The Chinese Daoist classic, the Daodejing, suggests an account of world order that is very different from those found in traditional Western cosmogonies. What are the basic characteristics of this vision? And how do recent archeological finds shed light on its distinctive features?

Speaker:

Jim Behuniak received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i in 2002. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Colby College. He works in the areas of Chinese philosophy and American philosophy. He is author of Mencius on Becoming Human (SUNY Press, 2005) and co-editor with Roger T. Ames of 孟子心性之學 Studies of Mencius on Feeling and Nature (Social Sciences Academic Press, Beijing, 2004). He has authored several articles in Chinese and comparative philosophy for edited volumes and for journals, such as Philosophy East and West, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, and Asian Philosophy. He was Senior Fulbright Scholar teaching at National Taiwan University in 2014-2015.