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Idioms of Ethical Life: A Conference in Honor of the Work of Dr. Dennis J. Schmidt

The Idioms of Ethical Life is an invitation to think with the work of philosopher, Dennis Schmidt. Schmidt has argued that the transformative character of thinking that constitutes the ethical is a matter of the idiom, that is, it is worked out in the singularity of situations. For Schmidt, ethics belongs to the very nature of thinking, properly understood. Dennis Schmidt, who was actively involved in the Rock Ethics Institute, is now Professor of Philosophy at Western Sydney University. This conference brings together some of the leading philosophers in the area of continental philosophy to reflect on the importance of his contributions to the profession.
When Oct 28, 2016 8:00 AM to
Oct 29, 2016 5:00 PM
Where 111 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Eisenhower Chapel University Park, PA 16802
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Contact Phone 814-863-0314
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To pose the question of ethics as an original matter, as an experience shaped above all by our being an idiom, is to shift the terrain, the horizon, in which such questions are posed.                                                                              - Dennis Schmidt “The Idiom of the Ethical”

Dennis Schmidt headshotThe Idioms of Ethical Life is an invitation to think with the work of philosopher, Dennis Schmidt.  Schmidt has argued that the transformative character of thinking that constitutes the ethical is a matter of the idiom, that is, it is worked out in the singularity of situations.  For Schmidt, ethics belongs to the very nature of thinking, properly understood.  Dennis Schmidt, who was actively involved in the Rock Ethics Institute, is now Professor of Philosophy at Western Sydney University.  This conference brings together some of the leading philosophers in the area of continental philosophy to reflect on the importance of his contributions to the profession.

This event is free and open to the public and you do not need to be present for the entire conference. An program of events will be published here as it gets closer to the event. 

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