D. Virtue East & West > July 6-9 Workshop: Comparing Two Masters: Xunzi and Hume

Eric Hutton relays this announcement of an upcoming open Workshop:

Comparing Two Masters: Xunzi and Hume
July 6-9, 2012
Philosophy Department
University of Utah
Salt Lake City

Among comparisons that are drawn between Chinese and Western thinkers, David Hume is often compared with Mengzi, an early Confucian, while another early Confucian, Xunzi, is often compared with Thomas Hobbes. Through a series of seminar-style sessions over a period of four days, this workshop aims to investigate an alternative pairing, namely of Xunzi and Hume, which has not been much explored in existing scholarship. Workshop sessions will be led by:

Eric Hutton (University of Utah)
Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
Sungmoon Kim (City University of Hong Kong)
Al Martinich (University of Texas at Austin)
Elizabeth Radcliffe (College of William and Mary)
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
Michael Slote (University of Miami)
Ling-kang Wang (Tamkang University)

This workshop is made possible by a generous grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Workshop sessions are open to the public.

For more information about the workshop, please email <> or call 801-581-7320.
June 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell