Socrates in Sichuan : Chinese students search for truth, justice, and the (Chinese) way /

When Peter J. Vernezze took a sabbatical from his position as a philosophy professor to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, he supplemented his main task--teaching English at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu--with leading a weekly philosophical discussion group of undergraduate and gradua...

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Main Author: Vernezze, Peter, 1959-
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2011.
Edition:1st ed.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • What am I doing here?
  • What is the good life?
  • What is the impact of technology on our lives?
  • What is a good marriage?
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • What is a hero?
  • Fate or free will?
  • What is sanity?
  • What is a good education?
  • What is human nature?
  • Are there two sides to every coin?
  • Is marriage necessary?
  • Is romantic love a myth?
  • What is the difference between Eastern and Western thinking?
  • What is the value of the past?
  • What is funny?
  • What are the limits of privacy?
  • Is prostitution wrong?
  • What is truth?
  • Meltdown
  • What is gender?
  • When is a boycott justified?
  • What is our obligation in a disaster?
  • One year later : Chinese sex parks, swine flu, and my return to Chengdu
  • Final thoughts : the Tao of Angelina.