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Ethical Practice Conference comes to SIU

October 08, 2012

The 47th annual meeting of the international Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy will be hosted by SIU from October 11-14th.

Approximately 75 scholars from all over the US, as well as outstanding international scholars, will make presentations on the theme "Comparative Perspectives on Ethical Practice." Major ethical theories of both classical and contemporary South and East Asian philosophical and religious traditions will be put into dialogue with one another and with various strands of Western thought with a view toward application in the challenging contemporary situation of our globalizing world. Sessions will begin at 4:30 pm on Thursday the 11th and last through mid-morning on Sunday. All sessions will take place in the Student Center. The university community is invited to attend the presentations. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. For further information, please contact Philosophy Department Faculty Member and conference organizer Douglas Berger at