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École française d'Extrême-Orient
Institute of History and Philology
Academia Sinica, Nankang 11529
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Seminar: Béatrice L’HARIDON
03 MAY 17
Speaker: Prof. Béatrice L’HARIDON
(Maître de conférence, LCAO, Paris Diderot University)

Title:   Biographical Judgment and the Ethics of Self-cultivation (Xiushen)

Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2017, at 2 pm
Venue: Room 701, Research Building, IHP, Academia Sinica, Taipei City

Historiography and philosophy are widely considered as two radically distinct domains in the field of scholarship, but if one adopts the viewpoint of the ethics of self-cultivation, biographical judgments, founded on historiography, constitute an important part of philosophy. In fact, two fundamental works in the ethics of self-cultivation, the Analects and the “imitative” Exemplary Figures by Yang Xiong, contain both at least two chapters devoted to biographical judgement of historical figures, past and present. So as to present this specific relationship between biographical judgment and the ethics of self-cultivation, this talk will look into the intellectual links between the Analects, the Grand Scribe’s Records and the Exemplary Figures.

- EFEO Taipei Center
- Cultural and Intellectual History Research Center, IHP, Academia Sinica

This seminar will be chaired by Mr. HSING I-tien (IHP) Academia Sinica
The talk will be given in Chinese. Registration is not required.