FAH/PHIL Guest Lecture – “Aesthetic Heroism in Accelerating Life-Worlds – Nietzsche, Zhuāngzǐ, and the Perspectives of Self-Cultivation” by Prof. Helmut Heit, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Speaker:

Prof. Helmut Heit, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Date:

24 Apr 2017

Time:

20:00 - 21:00

Venue:

E21-G035

Description:

Abstract:

This paper reflects conceptions of good life and the art of living under late modern conditions of fluidity and constant social change by comparing an ancient Chinese classic with a modern Western iconoclast. Both Zhuāngzǐ and Friedrich Nietzsche question the impetus and the telos of their respective cultural environments, and both address the individual in her search for self-cultivation in times of accelerating life-worlds. Similarities and differences regarding their diagnoses and regarding the cures they suggest could contribute to an intercultural philosophy of ars vivendi.

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

English

Enquiry:

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