CONF: Ethics & the Challenge of Secularism: Russian & Western Perspectives

Posted: 29 de April de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Event, News

Ethics and the Challenge of Secularism: Russian and Western
Perspectives

May 25-26, 2012
Conference Center
University of Notre Dame

Both Russia and the West today face challenges posed by secularism,
but in ways shaped by their very different histories and cultures.
This conference brings together Russian and western scholars to
explore such questions as:  Is there an adequate secular basis for
morality?  What can the sciences contribute to ethics?  Is society
destined to become more secular, and what are the resources and
challenges facing religion in the 21st century?

Speakers

Tim Mawson, Oxford University
Vladimir Shokhin, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of
Sciences
Alexander V. Razin, Moscow State University
Japa Pallikkathayil, New York University
Ruben G. Apressyan, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of
Sciences
Christian Miller, Wake Forest University
Andrey Shishkov, Theological Commission of the Moscow Patriarchate
Vladimir Shmaliy, Theological Commission of the Moscow Patriarchate
David Solomon, University of Notre Dame

There is no registration fee, but attendees are asked to register to
facilitate distribution of conference materials.  See
https://notredame-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=ALLREG,
and for a map of the conference site see http://ethicscenter.nd.edu/
(Events Calendar).

** Tentative Schedule **

Friday, May 25

8:30-9:00    Continental breakfast

9:00-10:15    “Is Whether or Not There’s a God Worth Thinking about?”
Prof. Tim Mawson, Oxford University

10:15-10:30  Break

10:30-11:45  “Gratitude to Humans and Thanksgiving to God: Some
Remarks”
Prof. Vladimir Shokhin, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian
Academy of Sciences

11:45-1:00    Lunch

1:00-2:15    “Freedom of Choice and Principles of Personal Self-
Determination”
Prof. Alexander V. Razin, Moscow State University

2:15-3:30    “Freedom of Expression in Mill and Kant”
Prof. Japa Pallikkathayil, New York University

3:30-3:45    Break

3:45-5:00     “On the Normative Contexts and Associations of the
Commandment, Do Not Resist Evil”
Prof. Ruben G. Apressyan, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian
Academy of Sciences

6:30-8:00    Dinner

Saturday, May 26

8:30-9:00    Continental breakfast

9:00-10:15    “Do People have the Virtues or Vices? Some Results from
Psychology”
Prof. Christian Miller, Wake Forest University

10:15-10:30  Break

10:30-11:45  “The Post-Secular in Post-Atheistic Russia”
Mr. Andrey Shishkov, Theological Commission of the Moscow
Patriarchate

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15    “Ethical Discussion in Post-Secular Perspective: The Russian
Situation”
Rev. Dr. Vladimir Shmaliy, Theological Commission of the Moscow
Patriarchate

2:15-3:30    “Filling the Void: Academic Ethics and Secular Medicine”
Prof. David Solomon, University of Notre Dame

3:30-3:45    Break

3:45-5:00     Round-table discussion
Commentators TBA

6:30-8:00    Dinner

Sponsored by the Society of Christian Philosophers, the Institute of
Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Theological
Commission of the Moscow Patriarchate, and hosted by the Center for
Ethics and Culture and the Philosophy Department, University of Notre
Dame.

Funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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