Between Self and No-Self: Some Phenomenological Considerations

Friday, December 3rd – 4:30PM
 
Prof. David W. Johnson
 
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
Between Self and No-Self: Some Phenomenological Considerations
The Philosophy of Religions Workshop is pleased to host Prof. David W. Johnson of Boston College, a renowned scholar of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and modern Japanese philosophy.  Prof. Johnson will be presenting an ongoing project he plans to give as a talk at a conference next year, the draft of which is attached below.  The talk concerns the No-Self idea in Buddhist thought, attempting “to show how it may be possible
to reconcile the reality of the self with a particular interpretation of the no-self doctrine.”
Prof. Johnson will be presenting an abridged, extemporized version of the talk presented in the draft, and then leading a discussion on the issues at hand with the second half of our time.  He is interested to hear especially from scholars of Buddhist philosophy who may be able to enrich and refine his engagement with those materials.  Reading the draft (attached below) before the presentation and discussion is encouraged, but not necessary for attendance.
The talk can be read here: Between Self and No Self
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The Workshop on the Philosophy of Religions is committed to being a fully accessible and inclusive workshop.  Please contact Workshop Coordinators John Marvin (johnmarvin@uchicago.edu) or Tyler Neenan (tjneenan@uchicago.edu) in order to make any arrangements necessary to facilitate your participation in workshop events.

An Exegesis of the Absurd: Kierkegaard On Faith & Hegelian Philosophy

Erica Lavista
MAPH Student, University of Chicago

An Exegesis of the Absurd: Kierkegaard On Faith & Hegelian Philosophy

Friday, October 19th
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Swift Hall Room 403
This workshop will focus on a pre-circulated paper and will be largely discussion-based.

Please contact tjneenan@uchicago.edu for the paper.

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The Workshop on the Philosophy of Religions is committed to being a fully accessible and inclusive workshop. Please contact Workshop Coordinators John Marvin (johnmarvin@uchicago.edu) or Tyler Neenan (tjneenan@uchicago.edu) in order to make any arrangements necessary to facilitate your participation in workshop events.