Tuesday 30 August 2011

CPRSE Launches the Ground Motive Forum

The Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics is pleased to announce the launch of a new internet forum under the name Ground Motive. Ground Motive is a forum to host and foster online dialogue on subjects of relevance to the CPRSE’s mandate. It is intended for the benefit of the CPRSE and of all whose subject interests or fields of research and study intersect with those of the CPRSE and its participants.

The name Ground Motive is derived from a concept developed by the 20th century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd. He theorized that a religious ground motive has “a central communal character and gives expression to a common spirit… It lies at the foundation of a community of thought, insofar as it guarantees ... mutual understanding, even between philosophical trends which vehemently combat each other.”

The Ground Motive forum can be accessed directly at www.groundmotive.net. We encourage everyone to visit the forum and post comments on our articles. And if you have any general feedback about the forum, please contact Lyle Clark at the CPRSE at cprse@icscanada.edu.

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Next Issue of Perspective

The upcoming issue of Perspective will include a feature article by Henk Hart, special articles by Allyson Carr and Doug Blomberg, and an interview with Lambert Zuidervaart on the role of research in the post 9/11 world. The well-received "In-House Review" continues and will include reviews of Lambert's new book and a significant post 9/11 Bollywood movie, among others.

Watch for the latest issue of Perspective coming in mid-September.

CPRSE Launch Celebration in Toronto on October 24

Please join us on the evening of Monday, October 24, 2011 for the Launch Celebration of the Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics. The festivities will be held at the Faculty Club at the University of Toronto, commencing with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with words of welcome from Dr. Lambert Zuidervaart, Director of the CPRSE and Professor of Philosophy at ICS. This will be followed by a sumptuous banquet, featuring a performance by internationally acclaimed classical violinist Barry Shiffman, formerly a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, joined by musicians of the Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Performance Academy. Tickets for this fundraising event are $125 per person; they will be available for purchase by phone or online through our website in early September.

For further information or to inquire about sponsoring a table for the banquet, please contact Lyle Clark, Assistant Director of the CPRSE at 416-979-2331 ext. 247 or by email to lclark@icscanada.edu. More information about this event will be posted at http://www.icscanada.edu/cprse.

Thursday 11 August 2011

Christian Philosophy Conference 2011 in Amsterdam

A number of Senior and Junior Members from ICS are participating in the international conference titled “The Future of Creation Order” held at the VU University on August 16-19 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Association for Reformational Philosophy.

ICS will have a significant presence at this conference: Senior Member Bob Sweetman is presenting a paper at the Vollenhoven Symposium held before the conference and is responding to the opening lecture by Henk Geertsema. Senior Member Lambert Zuidervaart is speaking at the pre-conference seminar, a plenary session and the concluding panel. Senior Members Nik Ansell and Doug Blomberg, Junior Member Joe Kirby and former Junior Member Johnathan Weverink are speaking at workshops.

For more information about this conference, visit http://cpc.ziltsysteem.nl/