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Translations of Freedom: Gandhian Antecedents

Translations of Freedom: Gandhian Antecedents
15 Devonshire Place, Larking Bldg rm 200
Time: Oct 15th, 10:00 am End: Oct 15th, 12:00 am
Interest Categories: South Asian, Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Ethics, East Asian Studies (FAS), Critical Theory
Roundtable discussion featuring Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia), Brad Inwood (Toronto), Ramin Jehanbegloo (York), and RIchard Sorabji (Oxford)

The Centre for Ethics and the Centre for South Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science, are delighted to present:

Roundtable Discussion
Translations of Freedom: Gandhian Antecedents

  • Akeel Bilgrami, Philosophy, Columbia University
  • Brad Inwood, Classics and Philosophy, University of Toronto
  • Ramin Jahanbegloo, Political Science, York University
  • Richard Sorabji, Wolfson College, Oxford

Chair:                    Melissa Williams, University of Toronto
Location:              Centre for Ethics, Room 200 Larkin Building
Time:                     Wednesday, October 15, 10-12
About the participants:

A renowned historian of ancient Western philosophy, Richard Sorabji is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at King’s College, London, and Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.  He has authored or edited 24 books, including Necessity, Cause and Blame (1980; repr. 2007), Animals Minds and Human Morals (1993); Emotion and Peace of Mind (2000); The Ethics of of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions (co-ed., 2006); Self: Ancient and Modern Insights about Individuality, Life and Death (2006), and the book that will be the focus of his lecture, Gandhi and the Stoics (2012).  His next book, Moral Conscience through the Ages, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2014.  He has also edited over 100 volumes translating or interpreting works of late Greek philosophy.  He served as President of the Aristotelian Society in 1985-86, and held the British Academy Research Professorship in 1996-99. Professor Sorabji’s many honours and awards include membership in the British, American, and Royal Flemish Academies.
Akeel Bilgrami is Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.  His intellectual interests lie in two fields: Philosophy of Mind, and Political Philosophy and Moral Pscyhology.  His books include Belief and Meaning (Wiley-Blackwell 1996) and Self-Knowledge and Resentment (Harvard 2012); Secularism, Identity and Enchantment is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in February 2014, and two further books – What is a Muslim? (Princeton) and a book on Gandhi’s philosophy (Columbia) are under way.
Brad Inwood
is University Professor of Classics and Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Toronto.  He is Editor of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and has prepared numerous scholarly translations and editions of works in ancient philosophy from the Presocratics to the Stoics. His many books include Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism (Oxford 1985), Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome (Oxford 2005), and The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics (2003).
Ramin Jahanbegloo is York-Noor Visiting Chair of Islamic Studies at York University.  A political philosopher, Professor Jahanbegloo has published over 20 books on philosophy and modernity, non-violence, and the politics of Iran and India.  His recent books include The Gandhian Moment (Harvard 2013), Talking Politics (with Bhikhu Parekh) (Oxford 2011), Civil Society and Democracy in Iran (ed.)(Lexington 2011), The Spirit of India (Penguin 2008), and Talking India (with Ashis Nandy) (Oxford 2006).
For further information about Professor Sorabji's visit, please visit the event website, HERE.  This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.
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