Speaker Series

  • The Transcendent Dao and the Nature of Language

    13 March 2019 (Wed) , 1730-1900
    At Saga Classroom 5

      “The Transcendent Dao and the Nature of Language” Alexus McLeod Associate Professor of Philosophy and Asian/Asian-American Studies, University of Connecticut 13 March 2019; 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Saga College, Classroom 5 Sponsored by Yale-NUS Philosophy Dao, in a number of early Daoist and “Huang-Lao” texts, appears as something akin to a t...

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  • Skepticism about Philosophy in Late Classical I...

    7 March 2019 (Thu) , 2000-2200
    At Classroom 18

    Bras Basah Open: School of Theory & Philosophy is teaming up with Yale-NUS Philosophy for a discussion on late Classical Indian Philosophy. This is our second collaboration at Yale-NUS, where we did a seminar on Byung Chul Han’s Shanzhai last year. We will discuss Ethan Mills’ Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India: Nāgār...

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  • Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Progr...

    6 October 2017 (Fri) , 3 - 5:00 PM
    At Yale-NUS Performance Hall

    Drawing upon years of scholarship on progressive Islam, Dr Duderija’s talk will provide an overview of the worldview underpinning progressive Islam, its approach to conceptualising and interpreting the Islamic tradition (turath) and its theology. The main part of Dr. Duderija ‘s talk will describe the normative imperatives of progressive I...

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  • From Matters of Faith to Matters of Fact: The P...

    15 September 2017 (Fri) , 4:30-6:30pm
    At Yale-NUS Classroom 15

    Dr. Lancaster’s paper explores the problem of “priestcraft” and the shifting philosophical responses it elicited in England before and after the publication of Locke’s Essay in 1690. The “problem of priestcraft” boils down to the following question: if the custodians of God’s tabernacle are corrupt, how can one know whether the contents of the t...

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  • Philosophy Talk: The Virtues and Vice of Thrasy...

    15 March 2017 (Wed) , 1.30–3pm
    At East Core Board Room

    Jyk Gentzler will give a talk on “The Virtues and Vice of Thrasymachus.” Please find the abstract below. The talk will take place in our usual spot, the East Core Board Room. Jyl Gentzler -- William Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy at Amherst College, Director of the Amherst College Writing Center, and Director of the Amherst Teaching and L...

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  • Philosophy Talk: Rethinking Eudaimonism

    12 August 2016 (Fri) , 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    At East Core Board Room (EC-03-08)

    Professor Iakovos Vasiliou raises puzzles about eudaimonism as attributed to Greek ethical philosophers and taken up in contemporary philosophical discussions. The concept of eudaimonia is used for two purposes: as an account of well-being and as a practical principle. Professor Vasiliou will argue that these two roles are in greater tension tha...

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