Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics
We are excited to be co-directing an NEH Summer Seminar Traditions Into Dialogue: Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics, to take place from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 15 (six weeks) at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
We both feel that there is a tremendous opportunity right now to stimulate new philosophical growth through broadening the sources drawn on by contemporary virtue ethicists, or those interested in virtues more generally, to include the Confucian tradition. Our goal in this Seminar is to provide a context in which participants can develop the familiarity with Confucianism that they need in order to begin using it in their research and teaching. We also hope to initiate an on-going conversation about the ways in which putting Confucianism into dialogue with other work in virtue ethics can contribute to both. To this end, we will be organizing a conference in Beijing in 2009 on Confucianism and Virtue Ethics, and will be able to provide financial support for any participant in the 2008 Summer Seminar who is able to present a paper at the 2009 conference.
Please spread the word! Thank you.
Stephen Angle Michael Slote
Associate Professor and Chair UST Professor of Ethics
Department of Philosophy Department of Philosophy
Wesleyan University University of Miami