THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
BRONWYN FINNIGAN (Australian National University)
With responses from:
NIC BOMMARITO (New York University)
Please join at Columbia University's Religion Department on FRIDAY, APRIL 10th at 5:30PM for her lecture entitled:
“Should we be Pluralists about Buddhist Ethics?"
Recent critical engagement with Buddhist philosophy recognizes that the term ‘Buddhism’ represents a diversity of philosophical systems. It is increasingly apparent that there is no one Buddhist view on metaphysics, epistemology, and the nature of mind and cognition at a subtle level of analysis. Does the same hold for Buddhist ethics? Is there a single and unified ‘Buddhist’ approach to ethics or should we be pluralists? This paper will argue that while there is not sufficient reason to endorse pluralism about Buddhist ethics, there is sufficient complexity in competing characterizations and their presuppositions to resist an easy resolution into a singular and unified position.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Rm. 101, 80 Claremont Ave, Columbia University