CAPEレクチャー:Colin R. Caret講演会 « 京都大学大学院文学研究科・文学部

CAPEレクチャー:Colin R. Caret講演会

CAPEレクチャー:Colin R. Caret講演会

日時:2013年11月18日(月)午後1:00 〜2:30
場所:京都大学文学部東館2階257室「KUASU多目的室」
演者: Prof.  Colin R. Caret (Underwood International College:Yonsei University)http://sites.google.com/site/colincaret/
タイトル:Form as Substance in the Zhuangzi

Abstract: The Zhuangzi is a famously difficult text to interpret. The style is chaotic and parodical. The short stories and rambling prose are often preoccupied with the issue of divergent perspectives, not only between people but also between species. The author expresses a hostile attitude toward claims to knowledge. For these reasons, it has been common to interpret the Zhuangzi as a skeptical and relativistic text. I argue that there is a much more interesting interpretation available. On my interpretation, the central message of the Zhuangzi is that discursive inquiry rests on a mistaken presupposition that there is a sensible concept of ‘objective truth’. This interpretation has the virtue that it explains not only the content of the text, but also its form.