Past Events

9/28/2019

Philosophy Café

3 - 4:30 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room A

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9/28/2019

Philosophy Café

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Buddhist Nondualism 

This month's speaker: Pamela Winfield, PhD.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University

Professor Winfield is a specialist in Japanese Culture and Religions, particularly Japanese Buddhism. Her presentation will be on the  metaphysics of Buddhist nondualism as found in the writings of the esoteric Buddhist master Kūkai (774-835) and the Sōtō Zen master Dōgen (1200-1253), which will offer alternative, nondualistic systems of thought.

3 - 4:30 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room A

8/24/2019

Philosophy Café

3 - 4:30 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room A

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8/24/2019

Philosophy Café

 Ethical Implications of the Bhagavad  Gītā  for our times 

This month's speaker: Keya Maitra, PhD.

Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities, UNC Asheville.


After a short summer break, Philosophy Café  is up and running again. 

Professor Maitra specializes in Indian philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language, and she will speak on Consequentialism and the Bhagavad Gītā: Applications in decision making.

This is a wonderful opportunity to approach a seminal Indian text  from a normative ethics framework. Come ready to discuss!

3 - 4:30 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room A

6/17/2019

Philosophy Meet-Up

6 - 7:30 pm

Mithai Indian Cafe

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6/17/2019

Philosophy Meet-Up

Join us for a cup of coffee and great Indian snacks and sweets as we discuss philosophical questions at Mithai

Topics to be decided as a group. Just bring your thinking caps and be ready to engage in respectful open dialogue.

6 - 7:30 pm

Mithai Indian Cafe

5/25/2019

Philosophy Café

4 - 5 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room C

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5/25/2019

Philosophy Café

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This month's speaker: Julie Velásquez Runk, PhD.  

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Institute of Native American Studies, University of Georgia.


Sharing Philosophy is lucky to have Julie spend time with us this May. As a  scholar of both Anthropology and Environmental Studies, she has worked closely with the Wounaan people of Eastern Panama. Her research focuses on  how indigenous people use and manage their landscapes, how that relates to science, conservation, indigenous knowledge, and policy, and how these people cope with variability and change.  Through this work Julie has gotten to know the Wounaan intimately, this includes their ways of life, values, and history, and she has agreed to join us for Philosophy Café  to speak on these themes.

This is a great opportunity to learn of indigenous knowledge and a lifestyle that is still vibrant today. Try not to miss it and join us.

4 - 5 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room C

4/27/2019

Philosophy Café

4 - 5 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room C

Event Details

4/27/2019

Philosophy Café

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 In the spirit of Marc Sautet's "cafés-philos",  join us for a cup of tea while we engage with  different philosophers on a variety of topics.  The hour long sessions are split between a presentation by the speaker and discussion/Q&A.


This month's speaker: Audrey Anton, PhD.

Associate Professor at Western Kentucky University.


Sharing Philosophy is very pleased to start off this series with Audrey. Audrey's main area of research is Ancient Philosophy (especially Aristotle's Ethics). Besides teaching standard courses at Western Kentucky University, she  teaches courses in prisons whereby half of her students come from WKU and the other half are incarcerated. Audrey is also committed to  pre-college education in Philosophy, mentoring a small group of undergraduate students who regularly offer workshops to younger students (for example, in local high schools and juvenile detention centers). And if that's not enough, she also teaches at WKU's  Society for Lifelong Learning (members must be over 50 years of age).  Welcome, Audrey!

4 - 5 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library Room C