On April 3, a public lecture by Professor Shin Chang-ho (Department of Education) was held at the College of Law. The lecture focused on two main topics: justice, and fairness. Throughout the lecture, Professor Shin talked about how the two abstract terms could blend into the current society.
Professor Shin started the lecture by discussing the meaning of democracy and the people living in it. He stated that democracy itself pursues justice and fairness, and that people should work together as groups to bring about meaningful changes to the world. After the discussion, Professor Shin introduced the ancient philosophers and their books such as The Analects of Confucius and Mencius, and expounded on how these theories could be applied to society today.
After the lecture, Professor Shin received some questions. The questions mainly dealt with the students’ doubts on whether the ancient philosophies about society could actually be applied to current society. As a response to such inquiries, Professor Shin stressed that the main goal of the society does not change, and the old customs of taking care of others should continue.
▲ Photographed by Moon Sun Professor Shin Chang-ho giving a lecture