国家人文基金会授予我校安靖如教授赠款,将用于哲学教学创新项目

我校东亚研究弗里曼讲席教授兼哲学教授安靖如(Stephen Angle)与圣母大学、福特汉姆大学的同事一起,获得了国家人文基金会(NEH)的赠款,该赠款将支持为期两周面向大学教师的NEH暑期项目,其主题为“哲学作为生活方式”理念的教学。项目将邀请来自全国各地的二十五名教授。这项价值为137,045美元的奖金是NEH近期向全国245个人文项目提供的3,939万美元赠款的一部分。

该暑期学院将向参与者介绍经过选择的“生活方式”传统,包括儒家思想、佛教、斯多葛主义、古代怀疑论、康德主义和存在主义。“学生对这些课程很有热情,因为‘生活方式’的方法是建立在我们希望生活得更好的基本生活意愿之上,特别是我们希望去确立基于反思、谨慎推理和经实践检验的经验的生活方式,”安教授和他的合作者说,“对于那些没有宗教的人来说,他们也许是最感兴趣的。但是即使对于那些有宗教信仰的人,他们自然也有兴趣去发掘如何生活得更好及如何实现更大程度的安宁、自由和真实等感悟。”

“回归哲学作为一种生活方式:面向大学教师的NEH暑期学院”将于2018年7月9日到20日在维思大学举行。详细信息请见:http://bit.ly/2wcwpY7

Stephen Angle, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies and professor of philosophy, together with colleagues at Notre Dame and Fordham, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty focusing on the idea of teaching “Philosophy as a Way of Life.” Twenty-five faculty from around the country will be invited. The award—worth $137,045—is part of the NEH’s recent $39.3 million in grants for 245 humanities projects across the country.

The institute will introduce participants to selected “way of life” traditions, including Confucianism, Buddhism, Stoicism, Ancient Skepticism, Kantianism and Existentialism. “Students are so enthusiastic about these courses because ‘the way of life’ approach is grounded in our basic human desire to live well, and especially in our desire to identify approaches to living well that are grounded in reflection, careful reasoning, and tested experience,” Angle and his collaborators said. “For those without a religious affiliation, the interest is perhaps particularly keen. But even for those with religious commitments, there is natural interest in uncovering insights into how to live well and how to achieve greater tranquility, freedom, or authenticity.”

The “Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life: A NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers” will be held at Wesleyan July 9-20, 2018. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2wcwpY7