On June 12th, the famous French cartoonist Jul, the author of comic books on philosophy that are best sellers in France, gave a lecture on the Relationship between Cartoons and Philosophy at College of Philosophy, Nankai University. Thanks to his rich working experience in some most famous French newspapers, including Le Monde and Philosophie Magazine, he had created a very popular animated sitcom about a prehistoric family titled Silex and the City and was broadcast by a major French television channels.
During the lecture, Jul presented to Nankai students La planète des sages, a book that he co-authored with French philosopher Charles Pépin, who is professor at the Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur and at the Institut d'Études politiques de Paris. The book, just translated into Chinese, is a hilarious encyclopedia of philosophers that presents the works and life of major thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Hegel, Husserl and Wittgeinstein through comic strips.
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