[SydPhil] Notification: Karyn Lai @ Wed 2 Nov 2016 13:00 - 14:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Karyn Lai
Learning from examples in Confucius’ Analects: ethics without principles?

In Confucius’ Analects, learning from examples is a primary method of  
cultivation. Confucius himself was a keen observer of humanity (A 5.10) and  
he urged his followers to observe the actions and behaviours of others in  
order to learn (A 2.10; 4.17). In this talk, I discuss the dynamics and  
implications of learning from examples. But, given that examples are  
episodic, how does a person learn from such episodes to develop her own  
sense of how best to act in any given situation? I suggest that a number of  
themes in the Analects point toward a fairly coherent picture of how a  
person may learn from examples. These examples form a repository of  
information on the possibilities for action in a range of different  
scenarios. In concrete situations, a person may draw selectively on her  
understanding of examples, adapting some elements to a new situation and  
thereby building her repertoire of possible actions. I then draw together  
some of these reflections on learning from examples to consider the  
viability of an ethical way of life cultivated in this way.
When: Wed 2 Nov 2016 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: Sydney Uni, Muniment Room
Calendar: Seminars
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