What do you think is the basic studies of the humanities? We can say that it starts from the ancient philosophy that serves as the lamp of hope for people nowadays. It is the most basic in our studies, our lives, and our world, but it is has been lost in the shuffle in modern society. In order to look back and to think about various values of our circumstances, how about taking the philosophy lecture “Back to Basics”? It is hosted three times each week by the Department of Philosophy and the Chung-AngPhilosophy Research Institute.
To be more detailed, the course is open from April 3rd through to June 14th, starting at 7pm every evening from Monday to Wednesday, except the weeks of the mid-term exam period. It is delivered for about one hour in class 611 of Building 203, reading classic books. Each Monday, you might read the classics of ancient China and learn about it. On the other hand, you might learn about England and American philosophy, learning about how it triggered huge and important events in history on Tuesday. Lastly, on Wednesdays, you can learn the critical philosophy, empiricism, and some other vital thoughts of Immanuel Kant by reading his book “The Critique of Pure Reason.”
According to the Department of the Philosophy and the Chung-AngPhilosophy Research Institute, it is told that reading ancient classics is a point where we come back around to face the hard times in our lives, and is the most basic study that we need to study to make a new leap forward. By taking this course, you might get precious opportunities questioning yourself on the basis of what the ancient thinkers had asked up to nowadays.
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