The Philosophy Cafe: “Do We Need Confucius in the World Today?” by Prof. Hans-Georg Moeller and Mr. Nicolas Le Jeune, University of Macau


Speaker:

Prof. Hans-Georg Moeller and Mr. Nicolas Le Jeune, University of Macau, Macau

Date:

26 Sep 2017

Time:

19:00 - 21:00

Venue:

Rui Cunha Foundation, Av. Da Praia Grande N.749 Macau

Description:

“Do we need Confucius in the world today?”

The significance of “Asian Values” in contemporary society has been highlighted by rising Asian nations in recent decades, specifically as a corrective of Western values centered primarily on individual rights and liberties. Often the notion of Asian Values  refers to community-oriented Confucian ideas such as xiao 孝 (“family reverence” or “filial piety”).  The Philosophy Café will revisit the question of the role of Confucian values in contemporary Asian societies, such as Macau, where they still exert considerable influence. Rather than addressing this issue mainly through a comparison with Western values, however, we will look at how other Chinese philosophical traditions, such as Daoism, have engaged with Confucianism and its values.

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

English

Enquiry:

Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme
Tel: (853) 8822 4768
Email: fah.philosophy@um.edu.mo