An interview about ‘Indigo Children’:

Seems like it might be of interest here too..

Philosophy & Religion Video Interviews

In this short video, Dr David Webster asks Cambridge PhD student Beth Singler about her work on Indigo Children. In the conversation we also talk about the phrase ‘Starseed’:

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

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Upcoming talks

Looking forward to this event in Groningen:

Colloquium on Asian religions | Buddhism and Fetish

When: Mo 27-10-2014
Start: 16:00
End: 17:30
Where: Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen

 

Upcoming events, Fall 2014

Thursday, November 13, 1 p.m.
Workshop: “Desire-Cessation Theories of Happiness”
Featured speakers: Bernard Reginster, Brown University; Susan Sauve Meyer, University of Pennsylvania; David Webster, University of Gloucestershire
Corliss Brackett seminar room, 45 Prospect Street

Friday, November 14, 4-6 p.m.
David Webster, University of Gloucestershire
Public Lecture: “Fruits of the Pointless Life: Buddhist Thought in an Atheistic Future”
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall (194 Meeting Street)
Reception to follow on site.

“Eugene Park Was Right: Academic Philosophy Is Failing Its Cosmopolitan Values”

Feminist Philosophers

Bharath Vallabha has a post here about philosophical traditions, cosmopolitanism, and universality.

“The power of philosophy is that, by raising abstract questions about human beings, it generates inquiry to which any person can contribute, irrespective of their local, contingent situation. Universality is intrinsic to philosophy, and most philosophy classes in the Anglo-American tradition are taught with this aim of universality firmly in mind. How can ignorance of non-Western philosophy be compatible with this universal impulse of philosophy? How can Anglo-American philosophers claim to seek universal philosophical truths and concede that they are only aware of the Western philosophical tradition?”

“If most Anglo-American philosophers have “no opinion at all about non-Western philosophy because they are simply ignorant of it,” then in what sense can they speak about philosophy itself, rather than just about Western philosophy?”

“So why are most Anglo-American philosophers content to just continue the debates they inherited from their teachers…

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