The College of Wooster’s Department of Philosophy will welcome Jonardon Ganeri, Bimal K. Matilal, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, for the Lindner Lecture on Ethics at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Gault Recital Hall in Scheide Music Center, 525 E, University St.
Supported by the Lindner Endowment, the topic of the lecture will be Buddhism and Critical Philosophy of Race: Are Identities Useful Fictions?
A follow up Author Meets Critics Q & A will be hosted Thursday featuring Emily McRae, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico, and Christian Coseru, Lightsey Humanities Chair and professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, who will speak on Ganeri's talk in conversation with students at 11 a.m. in Scovel 105, near East University Street on the campus mall.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Ganeri’s work draws on a variety of philosophical traditions to construct new positions in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology. He advocates an expanded role for cross-cultural methodologies in philosophical research, together with enhanced cultural diversity in the philosophical curriculum. His research interests are in consciousness, self, attention, the epistemology of inquiry, the idea of philosophy as a practice and its relationship with literature. He works too on the history of ideas in early modern South Asia, intellectual affinities between India and Greece, and Buddhist philosophy of mind.
The Lindner Lecture in Ethics is supported by The Lindner Endowment, which was established in 2007 through a ift from Carl H. Lindner to support the department of philosophy in the teaching of ethics. Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: College of Wooster lecture to address, Buddhism, philosophy or race