Dombrowski Hosts Chinese Scholars

Written by Laura Paskin
April 28, 2014

Philosophy Professor Daniel Dombrowski presented two lectures to 60 scholars visiting from universities across China. The scholars were sponsored by the Institute for Postmodern Development of China, which is headed by Zhihe Wang of the Center for Process Studies. The center is associated with the Claremont School of Theology and the Claremont Graduate School in California.

Dombrowski’s lectures “A Theory of Beauty as Moderation” and “Is Beauty Merely in the Eye of the Beholder?” addressed the general topic of the aesthetics of nature.  The Chinese scholars represented various disciplines, but all of them participate in a movement in China named “Ecological Civilization.” The scholars also took a tour of the Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial building in the world and home to the university’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.

Dombrowski, a prolific scholar, is the author of seventeen books and over a hundred articles in scholarly journals in philosophy, theology, classics, and literature. His main areas of intellectual interest are history of philosophy, philosophy of religion from a neoclassical or process perspective, and ethics, especially animal rights issues. His lectures will be translated into Chinese and published in a prominent philosophy journal in China.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master's degrees.