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February 20, 2014

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Please join the Department of Philosophy and Religion for its 55th Annual Bishop Hurst Lecture. This year's lecturer is Roger T. Ames, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai'i.

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Please join us for the Annual Harold A. and Doris G. Durfee Lecture. This year's guest speaker is Slavica Jakelic, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Thought, Valparaiso University, and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia.

Please see more info about Professor Jakelic and this year's lecture at the Durfee Lectures page.

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A lecture by Owen Flanagan, Duke University.

Buddhism appeals to many secular Westerners because it seems naturalistic, e.g., friendly to secular philosophy, secular values and science. But is this so? Can we make sense of Buddhism apart from such notions as karma, rebirth, nirvana, no-self, and emptiness and, if not, can these notions be tamed and naturalized?

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A lecture by Eric S. Nelson, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Hong Kong University of Technology and Science:

Recent works have argued for a phenomenological account of Buddhism and the relevance of classical phenomenology to interpreting Buddhist philosophy. In this paper, I examine the extent to which Buddhism can be understood as phenomenological by considering whether: (1) the …more

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Texts and Traditions IV: Moses and the Monotheists

A panel discussion with:

Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, PhD - Dean of Students, ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Ordination Program; Rabbi, Kol Ami: The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

Dr. Martyn Oliver - Professorial Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University

Rev. Mark Schaefer - United Methodist Chaplain; …more

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