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Getting Curious About Mindfulness. Asia Ferrin 7:00 pm
Getting Curious About Mindfulness. Asia Ferrin @ Brooklyn Public Library Information Commons Lab
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In recent decades, “mindfulness” has spread like wildfire in the United States, pervading schools, hospitals, the tech industry, and even Wall Street. Thanks to research by Professor of Medicine Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindful practices such as meditation are increasingly used to address a wide range of social, emotional, and spiritual issues—such as alienation, anger, and depression—as well as a variety of physical conditions—such as cancer recovery and psoriasis. In this talk, I encourage us to get[...]
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Beyond the Pluralism Dilemma — A Constitutional Reconstruction of Confucian Democracy. Kim Sungmoon 5:30 pm
Beyond the Pluralism Dilemma — A Constitutional Reconstruction of Confucian Democracy. Kim Sungmoon @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Recently, a group of scholars has challenged the moral legitimacy of Confucian democracy from a liberal philosophical standpoint. According to these scholars, including political liberals and moderate perfectionists, any attempt to create a Confucian democratic theory inevitably confronts a dilemma—let us call this the pluralism dilemma—with the following two horns: (a) a free society is characterized by the plurality of mutually incompatible, often conflicting, moral, philosophical, and religious doctrines that guide an individual’s conception of the[...]
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The Vanishing Point of Existence: Kierkegaard and the Ethics of the Novel. Yi-Ping On 5:00 pm
The Vanishing Point of Existence: Kierkegaard and the Ethics of the Novel. Yi-Ping On @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Vanishing Point of Existence: Kierkegaard and the Ethics of the Novel. Presented by: Yi-Ping Ong, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, Johns Hopkins University. Presented by Liberal Studies at The New School of Social Research
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