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1:45 PM Great Chinese Philosophers – Evergreen Forum (SPB)
February 27, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
LEADER: Leonard Chin is a retired professor of engineering.
WEDNESDAYS: 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., 8 weeks: February 27 through April 17
What is the purpose of life? Where did we come from, and where are we going? Answers to these questions have been provided by philosophers since ancient time. The goal of this course is to examine the history of Chinese wisdom—beginning with the philosophy of Confucius and his contemporaries. We will then compare the Chinese and Western philosophies and their influence upon our cultures. For example, the Chinese culture embraced collectivism. Citizens are expected to conform and maintain social harmony. Western culture emphasized individual rights. Citizens act on their own and are not guided by collective goals.