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Senses and Values of Oneness
Senses and Values of Oneness      A lecture on East Asian Philosophy and Religion in Comparative Perspective by Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe, City University of Hong Kong.

The lecture explores different ways in which people do or might claim themselves to be “one” with other parts of the world or with the universe at large and what ethical implications might come with recognizing and living in light of such a conception of the self. In particular, I am interested in how such views about the self and its relationship with the rest of the world entail or imply various types and levels of care for other people, creatures, or things. I will discuss a range of views currently being discussed among contemporary psychologists and philosophers but my primary purpose is to describe the views of several Chinese neo-Confucian thinkers, most prominently Wang Yangming, and bring them into dialogue with modern psychology and philosophy.

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    Monday, April 2, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
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    Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, the Asian Studies Program, the Institute of the Liberal Arts, and the Department of Theology
    Prof. Sing-chen Lydia Chiang
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