World Philosophy Day is annually observed on the third Thursday of November to honor philosophical reflections around the world. It is a day for people to share thoughts, openly explore and discuss new ideas and inspire public debate or discussion on society’s challenges.
World Philosophy Day 2011 is on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
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News from Soka University, Japan: On Saturday, October 8, 2011, the 41st Soka University and 27th Soka Women’s College graduation ceremony was held at the Ikeda Auditorium. Student representatives and their guardians, faculty members, administration staff, and donors attended the event. The … Continue reading
On June 11th, 2011, Prof. Tu Weiming and Prof. Charles M. Taylor held a dialogue at Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for Human Sciences) in Vienna, Austria (To watch the video recording of this dialogue, click here).
Prof. Charles Taylor is a philosopher best known for his contributions in political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, and the history of philosophy. His contributions to these fields have earned him both the prestigious Kyoto Prize and the Templeton Prize. In 2007, Taylor served with Gérard Bouchard on the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on Reasonable Accommodation with regard to cultural differences in the province of Quebec, Canada. Prof. Taylor is currently Professor Emeritus at McGill University and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences.
Prof. Tu Weiming is the Director of Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and a Lifetime Professor of Philosophy Peking University. He is also Professor Emeritus and a Senior Fellow of Asia Center at Harvard University. Prof. Tu has been instrumental in developing dialogues among civilizations, Cultural China, reflections on the Enlightenment mentality of the modern West and multiple modernities. He is currently researching the modern transformation of Confucian humanism in East Asia and tapping its spiritual resources for human flourishing in the global community. Continue reading
In the early afternoon of April 15, 2011, the participants of National Chinese Language Conference gathered in the Grand Ballroom at San Francisco Hilton Hotel for Prof. Tu Weiming’s keynote address entitled “New Confucianism in a Global Age.” Prof. Tu … Continue reading
Western Michigan University News Report by Margaret von Steinen April 7, 2011 Harvard’s Dr. Tu Weiming will present “An Interreligious Perspective on Confucian Humanism,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Fetzer Center’s Putney Auditorium at Western Michigan University. … Continue reading
World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations reports: On March 12, 2011 Kapur Surya Foundation and India International Centre convened the commemorative event “The Vision and Legacy of J.C. Kapur: Quest for an Equitable Human Order” at the India International Centre … Continue reading
Prof. Tu Weiming will give a keynote speech at the 2011 National Chinese Language Conference. The conference will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Tel: 1-415-771-1400. Professor Tu will give his speech in Plenary Session: Date: … Continue reading
On Feb. 16, 2011, Prof. Tu Weiming, an internationally recognized expert on Confucianism, delivered the Annual Lecture on Eastern Religious Thought at the University of Toledo. In his lecture, Prof. Tu discussed “Listening to Confucius”. To see the video, click here. Video … Continue reading
Coming Soon to Faith Matters: Confucianism & Prof. Tu Weiming Faith Matters is a new WGTE series that explores contemporary religious issues, beliefs and practices of the great religious traditions of the world. Discussions include Religion & Violence, Religion & … Continue reading