THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Welcomes you to an IN-PERSON meeting:
Sin yee Chan (University of Vermont) « How to nurture compassion?—Some lessons from Asian philosophical traditions »
With responses from Timothy Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)
ABSTRACT: Recent philosophical discussions on compassion focus on the value and the nature of compassion as an emotion. Ancient Asian philosophical traditions such as Confucianism and Buddhism, however, emphasize compassion as a character trait that should be nurtured. This paper examines the insights drawn from these traditions to help inform the nurturing of compassion. For example, is empathy a necessary tool? What is the role of love and care? Does self-reflection contribute to the process?
DATE: October 14th, 2022
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST
LOCATION: Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027
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