Fall 2022

Introductory Unit

SEPTEMBER 5 – SEPTEMBER 21

Unit 1: Aristotle

SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 9

Unit 2: Confucianism

OCTOBER 10 – OCTOBER 26

Unit 3: Daoism

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 13

Unit 4: Stoicism

NOVEMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 27

Concluding Unit

NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 7

Other Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 14, 5:00–6:00pm:

“Contemporary Confucianism,” Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore: come hear Prof. Angle discuss his new book, Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life, with Prof. Irani

SEPTEMBER 21, 12:00–1:00pm:

Exhibition Opening Reception: Karen Xu, Massive Power Ball, College of East Asian Studies Gallery at The Mansfield Freeman Center (exhibition will remain on view from September 21 through December 9, 2022)

SEPTEMBER 21, 11:00am–12:30pm:

“What No One Laughs At Cannot Be Dao: On What Kind of Garbage is the Dao?” Zoom lecture by Prof. Brook Ziporyn (Zoom ID:  984 9500 6071): part of a Coffee Time Talks on Chinese Thought seriessponsored by the Center for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University

SEPTEMBER 22, 5:00–6:00pm:

Performative Lecture with Butoh Artist and Scholar Michael SakamotoCollege of East Asian Studies Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center: on the history, theory, and practice of butoh dance, drawing on material from Prof. Sakamoto’s new book An Empty Room: Imagining Butoh and the Social Body in Crisis

OCTOBER 10, 12:00–1:00pm:

Philosophy Open House, Labyrinth Tent: come learn about majoring in philosophy, get a free lunch!

OCTOBER 10, 12:00–1:00pm:

COL Open House, Boger Hall, room 114: come learn about majoring in the College of Letters, get a free lunch!

NOVEMBER 8, 6:00am–8:00pm:

Election DayBeckham Hall: get out and vote!

NOVEMBER 15, 12:00–1:00pm:

COL Open House, Boger Hall, room 114: come learn about majoring in the College of Letters, get a free lunch!

"The only critique of a philosophy that is possible and that proves something, namely trying to see whether one can live in accordance with it, has never been taught at universities: all that has ever been taught is a critique of words by means of other words." – Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations