Da Nang, Vietnam, 2015

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 Invitation to an International Conference 

Hermeneutic Understanding of Classical Philosophies in Contemporary Times

July 8-9, 2015                                      Da Nang City, Vietnam



The Institute of Philosophy, the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences


The Institute of Scholastic Philosophy and Department of Philosophy, Fu Jen University



Conference Program





In the ongoing development of society, philosophers advancing in their thinking respond to today's challenges in understanding the world, and its progress. Innovative interpretations of the classics, which contain the wisdom of our ancestors are helpful in dealing with the issues and problems of contemporary societies. It is important for scholars to investigate the significance of classical philosophies for contemporary times and to exchange their insights and understandings in order to provide improved direction for the future.


For the first time, the Institute of Philosophy of the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, the Institute of Scholastic Philosophy and Department of Philosophy of Fu Jen University and the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP) will together hold an international conference on the above theme. We hope it will open a profound dialogue and discussion between among scholars and thinkers in relation to their various cultural traditions. Papers based on the conference theme are invited in the following areas:


1. How Western and Eastern classical philosophies influence contemporary thought.

2. How to respond to today's issues and challenges through the interpretation of classical philosophies.

3. Classical philosophies and their innovative interpretations in contemporary times.

4. Comparative studies between Western and Eastern classical philosophies.



Please send 300 words and a brief C.V. to the contact Professors Nguyen Ngoc Toan [ngoctoan.nguyen06@gmail.com] and Li-Yiing Lynn Fu [Fj03111@mail.fju.edu.tw] and  [cua-rvp@cua.edu] until April 30 2015. Presentation of accepted papers will be 20 minutes in length followed by 20 minutes discussion. Full papers (for which in order to promote in-depth investigation there is no upper page limit) will be due by October 1 for publication.



There is no registration fee. All travel expenses will be covered by participants (or their institutions).



Nguyen Ngoc Toan

The Institute of Philosophy

The Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences

Hanoi, Vietnam



Li-Yiing Lynn Fu

The Institute of Scholastic Philosophy

Fu Jen University

Taipei, Taiwan







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