In the spirit of Marc Sautet’s “cafés-philos”, join us for a cup of tea while we engage with different philosophers on a variety of topics. The hour long sessions are split between a presentation by the speaker and discussion/Q&A.

This series is done in partnership with Sharing Philosophy, which works to create opportunities for people to learn and to share ideas on what makes a ‘good life’. These opportunities include not only Western philosophies, but also non-Western philosophies, bringing together the world’s various approaches to leading a fulfilling life.

Meeting Room A

  • Japanese Buddhism
    September 28, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - Pamela Winfield, PhD., Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University. Professor Winfield is a specialist in Japanese Culture and Religions, particularly Japanese Buddhism.

    Café starts at 3:00. The Q&A will be at about 3:30.
  • Confucian and Daoist Thought
    October 26, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - David Wong, PhD., Susan Fox Beischer & George D. Beischer Trinity College Arts and Sciences Professor of Philosophy, Duke University. David's singular philosophy reflects his deep knowledge of Confucian and Daoist thought. He will be discussing with us his views on the importance of studying various moralities and how, from a moral perspective, the roles of reflection, feeling, and other people play in helping us change.

    Café starts at 3:00. The Q&A will be at about 3:30.

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