What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West

December 8, 2015

Postgraduate Summer Course –  Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 4 July - 15 July, 2016

This course (http://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/human-2016) will examines the complex and varied trajectory of how thinkers, in China and Europe, have sought to make sense of their humanness. Bringing together specialists in the philosophical and religious traditions of both civilizations, it focuses particularly on the early history of thinking about the human as approached through a diverse range of sources, from ethical and cosmological writings to medical treatises and case studies, to religious and literary texts (such as ancient tragedy).

The application deadline is February 14, 2016.

The program encourages applications from doctoral students, junior faculty and post-doctoral researchers working in relevant fields of either (or both) the Chinese or European intellectual traditions, such as: Philosophy, Intellectual history, Religion, History and Philosophy of Science, and Literature. Advanced M.A. students with a strong background in working with primary sources, and with research experience in topics relevant to the course, will also be considered. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

News and updates: https://www.facebook.com/ceu.summer

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