Weltethos Institut
Studium Lehrveranstaltungen Sommersemester 2019 Blockseminar: Learning for the Global Self: Spiritual Humanism as a World Ethos

Blockseminar: Learning for the Global Self: Spiritual Humanism as a World Ethos

Dozent/in

Dr. Jonathan Keir

Veranstaltungsart

Blockseminar, Masterveranstaltung

SWS

2

Sprache

Englisch

Wochentag/Uhrzeit

Freitag, 21.06.19: 10:00-17:30 Uhr c.t.

Samstag, 22.06.19: 10:00-17:30 Uhr c.t.

Sonntag, 23.06.19: 10:00-17:30 Uhr c.t.

Ort

Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen

Voraussetzungen/ Zielgruppe

Masterstudents, Bachelorstudents from 5th. semester or above

Leistungsnachweis /Prüfungsform

ECTS-Credits

Attendance + short class presentation + essay

3-6 ECTS

Anmeldung

Per E-Mail – mit Angabe von Name, Matrikelnummer, Studienfach und Semesterzahl, Adresse, Geburtsort und -datum bei lehre[at]weltethos-institut.org

 

Specific enquiries regarding course content can be directed to jonathankeir@163.com.

Anmeldefrist

25. April 2019

Max. Teilnehmerzahl

20

Literaturangaben

 

Tu Weiming, ‘Spiritual Humanism: Self, Community, Earth, and Heaven’, XXIV World Congress of Philosophy Wang Yangming Lecture, Beijing, 18 August 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTiPiMaroY0).

 

The full text of of Learning for the Global Self: Spiritual Humanism as a World Ethos will be sent to enrolled participants in advance of the course.

 

Beschreibung

 

This course takes the 'spiritual humanism' of contemporary Confucian philosopher Tu Weiming as the starting point for an exploration of 20th- and 21st-century World Literature. Authors to be covered include: Natalia Ginzburg, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Elias Khoury, Zinaida Gippius, Mario Vargas Llosa, Yang Jiang and around a dozen others. The common thread linking these authors is a willingness to take the dimension of the human spirit seriously without recourse to mysticism or fundamentalist rhetoric. The question whether such a humanism could form the basis for an emerging 'world ethos' or global republic of letters - a kind of 'liberalism plus' for a rapidly globalising world - will remain in the background of our class discussions of these individual authors.