When: 18:30, April 10 (Thursday)
Theme: Enlightenment and the Revival of Traditional Culture
Speaker: Professor Zhang Zhiwei (Member of Academic Committee of People’s University, Professor of School of Philosophy)
About the speaker:
Zhang Zhiwei is the professor of School of Philosophy of People’s University, Doctor of Philosophy and doctoral supervisor. He served as deputy director of the Department of Philosophy of People’s University, vice president of School of Humanities, executive vice president of School of Philosophy and was a member of Philosophy Teaching Directing Committee of Higher Education Of the Ministry of Education. He is now member of Academic Committee of People’s University, director of Academic Committee of School of Philosophy, member of Cultural Quality Education Steering Committee of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, chairman of National Association of Foreign Philosophy of China, vice president of the Beijing Philosophy Society and member of Committee of China’s Modern Foreign Philosophy of Phenomenology. His research directions are the history of western philosophy, metaphysics, and German philosophy etc. His main works are Kant’s Moral World View, The Historical Evolution of Metaphysics, Western Philosophy, Fifteen Lectures of Western Philosophy and so on.
Professor Zhang Zhiwei enjoys high reputation home and abroad in the field of western philosophy. He specializes in modern western philosophy and German philosophy. His lecture takes the philosophical problem as the core, gives lives to great ideas in history in simple terms. He leads students to think in a philosophical way by explaining obscure philosophy in vivid language. In this lecture, through the discussion of the transformation from traditional society to modern society in western civilization, Professor Zhang Zhiwei will analyze the contribution and limitations of the Enlightenment and have a further discussion of the reconstruction of enlightenment and the revival of traditional culture. The opportunity is very rare. Everyone is welcomed to participate.