Philosophy & Peace Discourse

    Date: November 14, 2014

    Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am

    Location: Sears Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center

    Sponsor: Department of Philosophy

 Aili Bresnahan

    Website: Department of Philosophy

    Have you asked about the hope or terror of the Arab Spring/Occupy movements, how you might help the inner-city gang problem, or where the metal in my car comes from? Is there a non-violent interpretation of the Qur’an or is it inherently violent? During the Philosophy and Peace Discourse, all of these questions will be discussed and more.

    This symposium will consider various aspects of peace through the lens of contemporary philosophers, such as the feminists Judith Butler, Simone de Beauvoir, and Luce Irigaray, pragmatist Joseph Margolis and hermeneutic phenomenologist Paul Ricoeur, and Muslim philosophers Mohamed Shahrour and Chaitwad Satha-Anand as applied to contemporary real-world issues. Presenters Aili Bresnahan (University of Dayton), Neven Bondokji (Qatar University), Michael Deckard (Lenoir-Rhyne University) and Danielle Poe (University of Dayton) will discuss these philosophies as they apply in the 21st century in the Arab Spring as well as to conditions in such locations as Afghanistan, Brazil and inner-city Chicago. The discussion will also be open for audience questions and contributions as well.

    This event is free and open to the public.