Hopkins Lectures in China

Written by Laura Paskin
October 17, 2013

Philosophy Chair Burt Hopkins gave a series of lectures to doctoral philosophy students in a Western Philosophy seminar at Nanjing University in September. The weeklong series, "Phenomenology and the Historicity of Meaning in Exact and Phenomenological Science,” focused on topics discussed in his recent books, The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein and The Philosophy of Husserl.
“All of the students have studied English since the first grade, as is mandatory in China today," Hopkins said. “Their level of preparation and engagement were very high.”

Hopkins joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty in 1989. His research focuses on the transformation of knowledge that began in the 16thcentury with the philosophical advent of modernity.
A prolific scholar, Hopkins has published more than 50 articles on contemporary European philosophy. His recent book The Philosophy of Husserl received the prestigious 2011 Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology. Hopkins is a founding editor of the New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy.

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