Distinguished Philosopher To Give 'Confucian Perspectives' At Denison
Posted: February 28, 2001
Distinguished scholar and philosopher Henry Rosemont gives a lecture titled "Confucian Perspectives on Freedom, Human Rights and Equality" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (March 7) in Herrick Hall Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.
After exploring the conflict between freedom and equality, liberty and justice, in contemporary U.S. thought and practice, Rosemont will sketch an alternative vision of the good person and the good society according to the vision of Confucius.
A St. Mary's College philosophy professor since 1977, Rosemont is known internationally as an expert on Eastern philosophy. He is trained in the history of Western philosophy, linguistics and logic and is a specialist in early Chinese thought, Asian and comparative philosophy and contemporary Chinese politics.
A three-time Fulbright award winner, Rosemont is active professionally, having served as a guest lecturer or presenter at conferences in the United States, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Ireland and England. In 1993, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy. He has written, edited or contributed to well over three dozen major published works, the most recent beingClassical Confucianism & Contemporary Ethics.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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