Chinese Philosophy: In Search of the Way

Chinese Philosophy: In Search of the Way

09 March 2017

19:00-21:00

Chinese Philosophy: In Search of the Way

Michel Dijkstra, MA, Philosopher, International School of Philosophy, Leusden
Thurs 9, 16, 23 and 30 Mar, 20 Apr – 7 to 9 pm
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

What does China think? We all own products labelled “Made in China”, and yet there isn’t an easy answer to this question. This series tries to provide an answer with the help of the central concept of the Way (Dao): the correct manner in which you can govern the state and lead your life. You will become acquainted with the seminal insights of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism: the “three main streams” that dominated Chinese thinking for ages.
These philosophies are still highly relevant today and encourage man to continually improve himself. You will also immerse yourself in the thinking of modern Chinese philosophers and their dialogue with our philosophy: how can East and West help each other along the Way?

  1. How can I become a Nobleman? Confucius on the Ideal Life (9 Mar)
  2. When Non-doing is done, None is left undone. The Art of Life according to Daoism (16 Mar)
  3. The Quest for Enlightenment. Chinese Buddhism (23 Mar)
  4. Confucius goes America! Modern Chinese Thought (30 Mar)
  5. Two clear Mirrors. ‘Doing Philosophy’ between China and the West (20 Apr)
19:00-21:00
  1. How can I become a Nobleman? Confucius on the Ideal Life (9 Mar)

16 March 2017

19:00-21:00
  1. When Non-doing is done, None is left undone. The Art of Life according to Daoism (16 Mar)

23 March 2017

19:00-21:00
  1. The Quest for Enlightenment. Chinese Buddhism (23 Mar)

30 March 2017

19:00-21:00
  1. Confucius goes America! Modern Chinese Thought (30 Mar)

20 April 2017

19:00-21:00
  1. Two clear Mirrors. ‘Doing Philosophy’ between China and the West (20 Apr)