Philosophy Colloquium

Means and Ends In Gandhi’s Ethical Politics, by Dr. Tridip Suhrud

The question of means and ends is central to all action, not just action within the realm of the political. M K Gandhi was deeply concerned with the locus of human action and the autonomy of human volition. He proposed not only the inviolable relationship between means and ends but also theory of the necessary ‘purity’ of both. What mediates the relationship between means and ends is the ‘practitioner’, in Gandhi’s case the ‘Satyagrahi.’ Gandhi proposed that purity of means and ends cannot be attained so long as the practitioner remained impure, sullied, opaque. This lecture proposes to provide a reading of Gandhi’s understanding and practice of human volition, his incessant practice to attain pure means, his self-practices which enabled him to strive towards purity, a state that he called Brahmacharya, a conduct that leads one to Truth.

Friday, April 13

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Center for Korean Studies

1881 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Philosophy Colloquium

Colloquium – Dr. Tanke

(How) Can Aesthetics Talk About Art?

This presentation will consider the relationship between art and theoretical discourse.  It will attempt to develop the resources for a critical language on works of art that is in keeping with the basic qualities that are attributed to the so-called aesthetic experience.  In short, it will attempt to find in disinterested contemplation a language which allows spectators to communicate their findings with others.

When: Fri Dec 2, 2016 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Sakamaki Hall C-308

Philosophy Colloquium

The Philosophy Department presents a colloquium by Prof. Dr. Günter Zöller from the University of Munich, Germany.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 3:00 pm, Sakamaki Hall C-308

Homo homini civis. The Modernity of Classical German Political Philosophy

Dr. Zöller is author, editor, and coeditor of 31 books, and author of over 260 articles in academic journals, essay collections and reference works in 15 languages worldwide. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of Journal of the History of Philosophy, North American Kant Society Studies in Philosophy, Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger, Dianoia, Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus/International Yearbook of German Idealism, Giornale critico di storia delle idee, Wuhan Journal of German Philosophy, and other journals.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For disability access information, please call 956-8649.