Upcoming Events

8/24/2019

Philosophy Café

3 - 4 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  will be up and running again in August. 


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 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A

9/28/2019

Philosophy Café

3 - 4 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A

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9/28/2019

Philosophy Café

 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 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A

10/26/2019

Philosophy Café

3 - 4 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A

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10/26/2019

Philosophy Café

This month's speaker: David Wong, PhD.

 Susan Fox Beischer & George D. Beischer Trinity College Arts and Sciences Professor of Philosophy,

Duke University.


Sharing Philosophy is very excited to have David Wong join us in October. David's  singular philosophy reflects his deep knowledge of Confucian and Daoist thought and he will be discussing with us his views on the importance of studying various moralities and how, from a moral perspective, the roles of reflection, feeling, and other people play in helping us change.


This is a wonderful opportunity to get at the heart of Sharing Philosophy's mission through David's insights. See you on the 26th!

3 - 4 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A

11/16/2019

Philosophy Café

3 - 4 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A

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11/16/2019

Philosophy Café

 Aristotle on Education 


This month's speaker: David Reeve, PhD.   

Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill.


Professor Reeve works primarily in ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. He has published numerous books and translations with his latest monograph being  Aristotle on Practical Wisdom: Nicomachean Ethics Book VI (Harvard, 2013).  


Sharing Philosophy is excited to have Professor Reeve join us for our final Café until next year. He will be speaking on Aristotle's views concerning the interrelationships of wisdom, contemplation, and happiness.  His deep scholarship and unique views will be worth coming out for!


3 - 4 pm

Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A