Vincent Shen

Professor and Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture
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B.A.(1973, Fu-jen) M.A. (1975, Fu-jen), M.A.(1977, Philosophy, Louvain), M.A.(1979, Soc. Sci, Louvain), Ph.D.(1980, Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain)


Primary Office

Department of East Asian Studies

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Department of Philosophy

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Research Interests:  
Chinese Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophical Problems of Technology, Culture and Religion


— Disenchantment of the World: Impact of Science and Technology on Culture (China Times, 1984)

— After Physics–The Development of Metaphysics (Newton, 1987)

— A Philosopher’s Diagnosis of Modern Civilization (Guangqi, 1985)

— Technology, Human Values and Postmodernism (Social University Press, 1990)

— Rebirth of Tradition (Yeqiang, 1992)

— Confucianism, Taoism and Constructive Realism (Vienna University Press,1994)

— The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Sanming, 2000)

— Taiwan Spirit and Cultural Development (Taipei Commercial Press, 2001)

— Contrast, Strangification and Dialogue (Wunan, 2002)

— Technology and Culture (Open University Press, 2003)

— Generosity to the Other (Chinese Hong Kong University, 2004)

— Idea of University and Spirit of Strangification (Wunan, 2004)

— An Anthology of Vincent Shen (Shandong Education Press, 2005)