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Philosophers Attend 11th Annual Meeting of CCPC

This year marked the 11th meeting of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, which was co-sponsored by the
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University Guólì Táiwān Dàxué 國立臺灣大學 (Táidà 台大). The meeting was attended by participants  from the USA, Canada, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Hungary, Australia, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

Professor David Jones delivered his presidential address, "When Souls Come to Bear," before an audience that included  the President and University Chair of National Taiwan University, Prof. Pan-Chyr Yang, as well as the University Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Huang Chun-chieh. Both spoke at length about the Circle's contribution to the global academic landscape and the significant role that comparative philosophy, and by extension the CCPC, has played and will continue to play in the on-going development of twenty-first century academia.

Dr. Andrew K. Whitehead, who serves as an executive officer for the Circle, also presented his research on "The Power of Nothing: Foucault's Panopticism and Laozi's Wheel."


Posted: April 14, 2016