You are invited to a lecture on April 17 by Jin Y. Park, professor of philosophy and religion at American University Washington D.C. This lecture will bring together the Buddhist ideas of dependent co-arising, emptiness, suffering and compassion, and Jacques Derrida’s discussion of trace, justice, and violence—on the issue of “learning to live.” Professor Park will explore the demarcation of the animal and the human, the beast, and the sovereign; and take into consideration how the comparative philosophy of deconstruction and Buddhism are able to contribute to our understanding of how to live a meaningful life in the politically and socially turbulent world of today. This is the second event in the “TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series,” organized by Adjunct Professors Jordanco Sekulovski and Takeshi Morisato. Please come and join us for this lively discussion moderated by Prof. Sekulovski.
This event is supported by the Embassy of Korea in Japan and the Korean Cultural Center.
- Monday, April 17, 2017
- 17:30–19:00 (doors open at 17:15)
- Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall, The Parliament (access)
- Not required
About the Speaker
Jin Y. Park is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Founding Director of the Asian Studies Program at American University. Park specializes in East Asian Buddhism (especially Zen and Huayan Buddhism), postmodernism, deconstruction, Buddhist ethics, Buddhist philosophy of religion, Buddhist-postmodern comparative philosophy, and modern East Asian philosophy. Park’s research in Buddhism focuses on the Zen and Huayan schools of East Asian Buddhism on language, violence, and ethics.