Archive for November 2013
Talk, Barry Allen (McMaster U.), “Knowledge and Wisdom in Comparative Perspective”
This talk is an essay in Comparative Philosophy, comparing ancient and modern western ideas of knowledge and wisdom with the conception found in classical Chinese thought. Compared with the Greeks and their contemplative theory the Chinese are pragmatists. Compared with the Moderns and their epistemology the Chinese are postmodern. Problematic ideas of truth and representation play no part in their understanding of knowledge or its value. Nor does their perplexity about knowledge turn on untenable dichotomies like mind and matter, being and becoming, or appearance and reality. Their questions concern, for example, the relation of knowledge to wisdom and virtue; the limits of its effectiveness; and the right appreciation of its contribution to civilized life. These are not logical but ethical questions, questions not about essence or being but quality and value. What desirable quality distinguishes knowledge? What value makes it wise and worth pursuing?
On Sat 30 Nov 2013, a one-day symposium on Social, Ethical, and Legal Aspects of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine will be held at 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi/İSAM in Altunizade (Üsküdar, İstanbul), no registration required.
Working language is Turkish.
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Başak Keki (University of Sussex)
‘Nietzsche on Individuation: Cultivating a Style of Character’
Tuesday 26th November, 2013
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Science and Letters
Department of Humanities and Social Science
(Campus is by the ITU-Ayazağa Metro station, it may be useful to note that the campus and station are in Maslak, not Ayazağa, which is a nearby but separate district)
Talk at Bogazici University this Friday: Peter Park (UT Dallas), “Enlightenment Anthropology and the Rewriting of the History of Philosophy: On the Origins of Eurocentrism in Philosophy”
talk, Peter Park (UT Dallas), “Enlightenment Anthropology and the Rewriting of the History of Philosophy: On the Origins of Eurocentrism in Philosophy”
Friday, November 22, 5-7pm
TB (Anderson Hall) 130
Philosophers from Birkbeck, University of London, and the University of Exeter, and psychotherapists are calling on people to live like a Stoic for a week, from 25 November – 1 December 2013. Details can be found here. And here’s a link to the Stoic Week 2013 Handbook.
Might be of interest to people into Philosophy as a way of life.