学校网站 | 院长信箱 | 书记信箱 | 加入收藏
美国普渡大学哲学系教授Leonard Harris博士学术讲座万博计算流水
时间:2018-05-06 来源:外国语学院 编辑: 浏览:39

人:美国普渡大学哲学系教授Leonard Harris博士

讲座题目:Dignity and Aesthetics: The Ethics of Advocacy and Literature

讲座时间:201859日(周三)下午14:00-16:00

讲座地点:杭州电子科技大学信礼楼208会议室

人:谭惠娟教授

  

内容提要:

Dignity requires efficaciousagencyandviableaspirations.It isnecessaryforwell-beingand is aresourcetohelpdefeatdemeaningstereotypes,for example, demeaning stereotypes of womenasweak,BalticEuropeansascrude,Africansasservile,Chineseas sneaky,etc.Dignity, Iwillargue, is something we must constantly create. Dignity is not, contrary to the unity theory of virtue, the result of sue genesis characters trait that determine right action.

Dignityhelpsmakepossiblewell-being because it shapes self-regard in ways that promote self-confidence and advocacy to combat humiliation.Honor, for example, always eludes slaves because honor requires that an individual belong to group that can be seen as honorable; circa, dignity is a species of honor.If the Chinese, as people, Baltic Europeans as a regional population, or African Americans as an ethnic/racial group are stereotyped as a “kind” lacking honor or dignity grounding capacities (for example, trustworthy, reasonable, capable of autonomous choice) then honor cannot be authentically granted to individual members of that group.Genuine honor will always elude individuals that try securing deference from those that consider their ‘kind’ inferior.

I use the image of a barracado (fence across the center of a slave ship) to help describe tools used to sustain humiliated and shame.The expression of dignity can be radically different, but its grounding capacities remarkably similar.I use examples from science fiction literature and portraits that accompany African American literature to help defend an ethics of advocacy that promote the value of dignity.

尊严是抵达幸福的必经之路,有助人们对抗具有贬低色彩的成见,诸如视女性为孱弱,视波罗的海欧洲人为粗鄙,视非洲人为奴颜婢膝,视中国人为奸滑狡诈等等。Harris 博士认为,我们需要不断地创造尊严。尊严之所以使幸福成为可能,是因为它塑造自尊,增长自信,帮助人们对抗羞辱感。他将借助阻隔板(即横穿奴隶船中心的栅栏)的形象,以描述曾经承载羞辱感和羞耻心的工具。尊严的表达方式千差万别,但是它的基本性能却极其相似。他将用科幻小说和美国黑人文学中的肖像画配图作为例子,以捍卫一种倡导提升尊严价值的倡导伦理。

  

Leonard Harris教授简介:

Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University; Ph.D of Cornell University; Founder of Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy; College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence Award for the Humanities, 2017; Franz Fanon LifetimeAchievement Award, Caribbean Philosophical Association, 2014; Commissioner to UNESCO,Department of State, 2012-2016;Philosophy and Literature, Section Chair,Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie, FISP, Beijing, 2018; Former Director of Philosophy and Literature Ph.D. Program, 2007-2010 and African American Studies andResearch Center, 1991-1997; Fulbright Scholar, Addis AbabaUniversity, Ethiopia, 1998-1999;non-resident Fellow, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University, 2001-2002;Visiting Scholar, King's College, Cambridge, UK.

Academic interests: Philosophy and communication,interdisciplinary research of philosophy and literature, American studies, African American studies, etc.Selected publications: Walker: Naturalism and Liberation, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society , 49:1(2013)93-111; Telos and Tradition: Making the Future, Brides to Future Traditions, Philosophia Africana, 16:2(winter 2014)59-71;co-editor, J.A. Carter of Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond, 2010 (account of Locke’s theory of cosmopolitanism); co-author, C. Molesworth of Alain L. Locke: Biography of a Philosopher, 2009 (first full-length biography of a classical pragmatist); co-editor, S. Pratt, A. Waters, American Philosophies, 2002; editor, Racism, 1999 (competing theories of explanation by authors from global geographical regions) Philosophy Born of Struggle: Anthology of Afro-American Philosophy from 1917(1983).

普渡大学哲学系教授;康奈尔大学博士;美国哲学发展协会创始人;曾荣获普渡大学文理学院人文学科杰出发现奖(2017),加勒比哲学协会Franz Fanon终身成就奖(2014);曾任联合国教科文组织委员(2012-2016);2018年国际哲学团体联合会北京世界哲学大会分会主席。曾任哲学与文学系主任(2007-2010)及美国黑人研究中心主任(1991-1997);埃塞俄比亚Addis Ababa大学富布莱特学者(1998-1999);哈佛大学杜波依斯研究所研究员(2001-2002);剑桥大学国王学院访问学者等。

研究方向:哲学与交际,哲学与文学等跨学科研究,美国研究,美国黑人研究等。主要代表论著:论文《沃克:自然主义和解放》(载于Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 2013年第49卷第1期);论文《目的与传统:创造未来,未来传统的新娘》(载于《非洲哲学》杂志2014年冬季第16卷第2期);与J.A. Carter合编《哲学价值和世界公民:从洛克到奥巴马以降》(2010年;主要讲述洛克的世界主义理论);与C. Molesworth合著《阿兰洛克:一位哲学家的传记》(2009年;第一部有关洛克这位古典实用主义者的全面传记);与S. PrattA. Waters合编《美国哲学》(2002年);编著《种族主义》(1999年;本书纳入来自全球各地作者意见相左的理论解析);著作《生于挣扎的哲学:始于1917年的非裔美国哲学选集》(1983年)。