Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Bob Sweetman Chairing Panel at University of Toronto

Senior Member Bob Sweetman will be chairing a panel on “Images and Signs” at the upcoming thirty-third Medieval Colloquium, “Imitation, Emulation and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World” to be held on March 2 and 3. This colloquium is presented by The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Joe Kirby Presenting Papers

Junior Member Joe Kirby presented a paper titled “ Irony and Compassion: Comparing Existentialism and Tendai Buddhism” at the Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference held in Vancouver on February 20-22.

He will be presenting a paper titled “Traditional Japanese Approaches to the End of Time” at the Seventeenth Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Concordia University in Montreal on March 1.

He will also be presenting a paper titled “Meditations on Life, Death and Technology in the Style of a Japanese Poet” at the fifth annual Stony Brook Philosophy and Art Conference “Still Life?” to be held in New York on March 30 and 31.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Interfaculty Colloquium Feb 15

The Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics is hosting the third session of the Toronto Interfaculty Colloquium for the 2011-12 academic year on Wed., February 15. For this session, Fr. Mario O. D’Souza will present his paper “Philosophers of Education: Jacques Maritain, Bernard Lonergan, and the Question of Classicism”. Fr. D’Souza is Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College and an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies for Theory and Policy Studies in Education at OISE/UT. ICS Professor of Education and Academic Dean Dr. Doug Blomberg will provide commentary on Fr. D’Souza’s paper and CPRSE Director Dr. Lambert Zuidervaart will moderate a group discussion of the colloquium participants. The Interfaculty Colloquium takes place at the Toronto School of Theology building.