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Buddhist Ethics Conference at Columbia

For anyone interested in diverse philosophical perspectives on Buddhist ethics, there is a terrific-looking conference coming up at Columbia on October 6-7. Information follows.

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON BUDDHIST ETHICS CONFERENCE
October 6-7, 2011
Low Library, Columbia University in the city of New York
http://www.cbs.columbia.edu/buddhist_ethics/

Buddhist ethics aims to identify and evaluate the different ethical (and metaethical) positions advanced in Buddhist texts. Researchers in the mainstream of philosophy and psychology have begun to appreciate the promise of Buddhist ethical discourse on such topics as the nature of the persons, freedom, attention training, and emotional regulation. Moreover, the growth of Buddhist ethics as a discipline has also led Western teachers and practitioners of Buddhism to apply it’s tenets to contemporary issues and problems. This conference endeavors to further advance the project of Buddhist ethics through constructive transdisciplinary dialogue.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Damien Keown (Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith College, UK) &

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics, Duke University)

PLENARY ADDRESS:
Karl H. Potter (Professor Emeritus in Philosophy, University of Washington)

PARTICIPANTS:
Willoughby Britton (Brown University), Barbra Clayton (Mount Allison University, CA), Christian Coseru (College of Charleston), Georges Dreyfus (Williams College), Owen Flanagan (Duke University), Jonathan Gold (Princeton University), Charles Goodman (SUNY Binghamton), Christopher Gowans (Fordham University), William Grassie (Metanexus Institute), Charles Hallisey (Harvard Divinity School), Sallie King (James Madison University), Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago), Sara McClintock (Emory University), Andrew Olendzki (Barre Center for Buddhist Studies), Jin Y. Park (American University), David Pizarro (Cornell University), Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center), Jesse Prinz (CUNY Graduate Center), Christopher Queen (Harvard University), Riccardo Repetti (Kingsborough College), Mark Siderits (Seoul National University, KR), Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore College), Evan Thompson (University of Toronto, CA), Lynne Tirrell (University of Massachusetts), Robert Thurman (Columbia U!
niversity), Karma Lekshe Tsomo (University of San Diego), Jan Westerhoff (University of Durham, UK)

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR:
Christopher Kelley (Columbia University)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:
Jake Davis (CUNY Graduate Center)

HOSTS:
The Department of Religion at Columbia University &
The Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies

SPONSOR:
The John Templeton Foundation

FOR MORE DETAILS AND HOW TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.cbs.columbia.edu/buddhist_ethics/

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September 22, 2011 - Posted by | Buddhism, Conference

1 Comment »

  1. Wow, what a line-up!

    Comment by Manyul Im | September 22, 2011 | Reply


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