下周末（10月7日）萃英读书会主题: CONFUCIUS, MOZI, AND THE DAO: YOUTH PRESENTATIONS (全程以英文导读)，分别由四位新加坡国立大学在籍大学生分享他们的作业论文。
时间： 下午2点半到5点半 （2点15分开始登记）
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1）Comparing the Confucian Concept of Zhengming with Mozi’s Concept of Fa
The Confucian concept of zhengming (正名) and Mozi’s concept of fa (法) are two theories of great importance to their respective schools of thought.
Joan Lim (林思敏）is a third-year undergraduate from NUS pursuing a double degree in Philosophy and Life Science.
2）Linguistic Scepticism within the Daodejing
This paper examines linguistic scepticism in the Daodejing, which argues that words and language cannot adequately represent reality.
Denovan, a 4th year student currently pursuing a major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
3）Not “What is truth?” But “Where is the Way?”
Referring to the classical Chinese philosophers, A.C. Graham famously argued: “Their thinking is a response to the breakdown of the moral and political order which had claimed the authority of Heaven; and the crucial question for all of them is not the Western philosopher’s ‘What is truth?’ but ‘Where is the Way?’, the way to order the state and conduct personal life.” (Disputers of the Tao, 3).
Lai Jia Jia (赖家嘉) graduated from Raffles Institution in 2021. She is currently a second-year anthropology and philosophy student at the National University of Singapore.
4）Partial Impartiality: Reconsidering the Doctrine of Jian’ai
The Mohist doctrine of jian’ai (兼爱) is usually understood to reject all relational ties, especially familial ties, in favour of a universal, indiscriminate ethic. However, this view is increasingly becoming questioned, and an alternative interpretation advocates that relational and family values like loyalty and filial piety were very important for the Mohists.
Chen Zeyuan (陈泽源) is a Year 2 undergraduate student from the National University of Singapore. He is currently pursuing a double degree in Chemistry and Philosophy.