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Practical Philosophy - East and West

International Conference
2-4 November 2017

Conference information


  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9:00 – 18:00
  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 – 18:00


  • Aarhus University, Søauditorierne, Jeppe Vontilius Auditoriet (1252-310)


All are welcome, no registration required.

About the conference

Since the days of Ancient Chinese and Ancient Greek ethics philosophy has always been concerned with matters of human action, society, and culture. The conference invites novel approaches to, and critical reflections upon, one of the most basic concerns of philosophy. The topic ranges over a number of issues from ethics, moral and political philosophy, and the philosophy of culture. The conference wants to bring together scholars from different contexts and traditions in East and West to engage in a fruitful and inspiring exchange. A comparative perspective on practical philosophy is particularly encouraged.


  • Bai Tongdong (Fudan University)
  • Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii)
  • Michael N. Forster (Bonn University/University of Chicago)
  • Guido Kreis (Aarhus University)
  • Tze-Wan Kwan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Li Jifen (Renmin University, Beijing)
  • Karyn Lai (UNSW Sydney)
  • Hao Liang (Northwestern University)
  • Kai Marchal (Soochow University, Taiwan)
  • Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau)
  • Bent Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Amy Olberding (University of Oklakoma)
  • François Thomas (Bonn University)
  • Christian Wenzel (National Taiwan University, Taipei)
  • Shuchen Xiang (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Conference poster


Guido Kreis (Aarhus University), Associate Professor
Contact: guido.kreis@cas.au.dk

Michael N. Forster (Bonn/Chicago), Alexander von Humboldt Professor

The conference is generously supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.