Past Symposium

Emphasis on Ethics: Bridging Traditions and Disciplines

Sponsored by UNC Asheville Philosophy Department, the NEH Professorship, the Belk Professorship, and the Mills Fund

This will be a full day symposium at the University of North Carolina Asheville. It will be dedicated to exploring possibilities for infusing the curriculum with opportunities for discussion of and teaching about ethics, both as theory and as practice. The symposium will include presentations on topics, issues, and pedagogies from both traditional (western, canonical) and non-traditional (non-western, non-canonical) sources, as well as from a variety of disciplines. There will be two featured speakers: Dr. Qin Zhu (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines) will speak at 9:15 am on Confucian ethics and engineering, and Dr. Shashi Motilal (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Delhi, India), will speak at 4 pm on bridging religious and cultural differences in moral obligation. Throughout the day there will be presentations from UNCA faculty and students from a wide variety of departments and disciplines, including mathematics, economics, biology, political science, anthropology and management and accountancy as well as the humanities.

Date & Time: Friday, March 3rd from 8:30 am - 6 pm