THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Piet Hut (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Please join on us at Columbia University’s Faculty House [PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE] on FRIDAY, September 14th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:
What Contains What? The Relationship Between Mind and World, in Science and in Contemplation
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For the latest information about the “Rectifying the Name of Confucianism” conference coming up at BU, see this poster. (Hope to see you there!)
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2018.09.08 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
David V. Fiordalis (ed.), Buddhist Spiritual Practices: Thinking with Pierre Hadot on Buddhism, Philosophy, and the Path, Mangalam, 2018, 328pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780898001174.
Reviewed by Christopher W. Gowans, Fordham University
Pierre Hadot’s interpretation of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy in terms of “philosophy as a way of life” constituted by “spiritual exercises” has received considerable attention from scholars of the period as well as by persons who welcome his defense of a way of doing philosophy that is more practical than dominant academic approaches today. Though Hadot is not without his critics (for example, questions have been raised about the adequacy of his historical claims), his approach also has been seen as a point of view for interpreting non-Western philosophies. This has been true especially of Buddhist philosophy. The present collection of essays, based on a 2015 conference, is a welcome addition to the increasing number of readings of Buddhist philosophy from the perspective of Hadot. I will briefly summarize the essays and then offer some suggestions in light of them on some ways in which Hadot may be beneficial for our understanding Buddhist philosophy.
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Zhuangzi: Beyond the Inner Chapters; the Second International Workshop
October 4-6, 2018
For more information, see here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
IN SEARCH OF A BENEVOLENT POLITY: ELDERLY SUICIDE IN CHINA AND A CONFUCIAN SOCIO-ETHICAL VISION OF ELDERCARE
Professor Jing-Bao Nie, University of Otago, New Zealand
Chair: Professor Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Asia Center Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies