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Humanism Across the Atlantic: Looking for Common Ground – Free Symposium September 6-7

By August 23, 2019 September 3rd, 2019 No Comments

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to co-host a free symposium on September 6 and 7 bringing together scholars from the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, Netherlands, and across the U.S. to explore our different approaches to Humanism. Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen will moderate.

The symposium opens at 2:00pm on Friday 9/6. Attendance at the Friday afternoon and Saturday sessions is free and open to the public. Meals are provided free to presenters and at a $10 donation to visitors.

RSVP here: humanismacrosstheatlantic-ethicalnyc.eventbrite.com

For more information, visit the event page: https://ethical.nyc/event/humanismacrosstheatlantic/

Presentations

Anjan Chakravartty: Humanism, Science, Skepticism, and the Common Good
Appignani Foundation Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami

Peter Derkx: Humanism and Aging
University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht

Marieke van den Doel: Textual and Visual Humanism in the Italian Renaissance: The Collaboration Between Artists and Humanists in the 15th and 16th Centuries
University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht

Joachim Duyndam: Humanism and Moral Resilience
University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht

Philip Kitcher: Religious Progress/Humanist Hope
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Anne Klaeysen: Ethical Culture, a Non-Theistic and Humanist Religion of Ethics
Leader, New York Society for Ethical Culture

Anja Machielse: Humanism and Social Resilience
University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht

Monica R. Miller: How Does it Feel to be a God? The Divine Rhetoric of Making Black Knowledge Borne
Associate Professor of Religion & Africana Studies and Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Lehigh University

Schedule

Friday

2:00 pm: Welcome and introductions
3:00 – 4:15 pm: Monica R. Miller: How Does it Feel to be a God? The Divine Rhetoric of Making Black Knowledge Borne
4:30 – 5:45 pm: Peter Derkx: Humanism and Aging
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Wine & Cheese Reception

Saturday

8:15 am: Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00 am: Anjan Chakravartty: Humanism, Science, Skepticism, and the Common Good
10:15 – 11:30 am: Anja Machielse: Humanism and Social Resilience
11:45 – 1:00 pm: Philip Kitcher: Religious Progress/Humanist Hope
Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 pm: Marieke van den Doel: Textual and Visual Humanism in the Italian Renaissance: The Collaboration Between Artists and Humanists in the 15th and 16th Centuries
3:30 – 4:45 pm: Joachim Duyndam: Humanism and Moral Resilience
5:00 – 6:15 pm: Anne Klaeysen: Ethical Culture, a Non-Theistic and Humanist Religion of Ethics
6:15 pm: Closing

RSVP here: humanismacrosstheatlantic-ethicalnyc.eventbrite.com

For more information, visit the event page: https://ethical.nyc/event/humanismacrosstheatlantic/

For questions, please email ebeck@nysec.org or call 212-874-5210 x1114.

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