Analysis on the Historical Experience of Philosophy and Social Science When Dealing With Emergent Events: A Study of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

Zhizhang WANG, Hong YI


China is in the key period of social transformation and economic development at present. In this period, various emergent events have happened, which brings out an important realistic problem about improving the ability of social service of philosophy and social science. This paper, based on the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, analyzes the historical experience of social service that philosophy and social science workers have done, drawing conclusion that philosophy and social science must focus on the important realistic problems in stages, develop a social-service community with natural science and provide intellectual to support the masses when dealing with emergent events. It is of great significance for strengthening the function of social service of philosophy and social science, and the prospective study of emergent events.


Philosophy and social science; Emergent events; 2008 Wenchuan earthquake; Historical experience

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