UH Manoa hosts philosophy conference this week

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sarah Mattice, (808) 225-5987
Philosophy Students Association
Posted: Mar 17, 2008

On March 19th and 20th, the Philosophy Students‘ Association and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will host the 2008 Uehiro CrossCurrents Philosophy Conference: Crisis and Opportunity. Events will be held at the Center for Korean Studies. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Since 1939, UH Mānoa has been the focus of the most significant recurring event in comparative philosophy: the East-West Philosophers‘ Conference. The 2008 Uehiro CrossCurrents Philosophy Conference aims to create a comparable forum for graduate students who are doing exciting work that may contribute to the field of comparative philosophy.

Presenters have been organized into panels that cover themes ranging from interpretation and comparative philosophy to responsible global citizenship. The conference features opening remarks by Professor Eliot Deutsch, and a keynote address by Professor Thomas Kasulis of Ohio State University. His talk is titled, "Comparative Philosophy in Crisis." Additionally, there will be a special presentation by three University of Tokyo professors, entitled "East Asian Philosophy in the Age of Globalization."

· Wednesday, March 19th - opening remarks at 8:40 a.m., with panels at 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. The special presentation begins at 3:15 p.m.

· Thursday, March 20th - panels begin at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The keynote address will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Further details are available at: www.hawaii.edu/phil/gradconf


For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/phil/gradconf