Workshop Program

Council for Research in Values and Philosophy
Re-Learning to Be Human for Global Times:

Philosophy as Love of  Wisdom
and its Relevance to the Global Crisis of Meaning.

January 7-8, 2018

Georgetown University in Qatar

Sunday, January 7

10:00 a.m.    Welcome by Ahmad Dallal, Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar

10:15 a.m.    Opening Remarks by Dr. Joao Vila-Cha, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy

10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Session One

Joseph I. Fernando, Visiting Professor and Researcher, Pune, India
"Philosophy as Love of Being and Its Role in Recovery of Meaning Today"

Ananta Kumar Giri, Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
"Cultivating New Circles of Meaning Generation: The Calling of a New Planetary Lokasamgraha."

Martin Lu, Bond University, Australia
"Do Humans Need to Make Clear and Proclaim what They Believe or Disbelieve?"

John Paraskevopoulos, International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies, Canberra, Australia
"Wisdom and Compassion as Enduring Values in Shin Buddhism"

Chair: Patrick Laude, Georgetown University in Qatar

12:30-2:00 p.m.  Lunch break

2:00-4:30 p.m. Session Two

Joao Vila-Cha, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy
“Wisdom of Love: From Al-Andalus to the Italian Renaissance.  Ibn-Gabirol, Moses Maimonides, and Leone Ebreo.”

Sukla Chatterjee, West Bengal State University
"Women Empowerment and Karmayoga: Contribution of Sister Nivedita in India"

Po-chi Huang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
"The Ideal of Humanity: A Comparison of Confucius’ Jen and Gandhi’s Ahiṃsā"

L. P. Singh, Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh, India
"Advaita Vedanta and Cosmic Religious Feeling"

Chair: Amira El-Zein, Georgetown University in Qatar

Monday, January 8

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session Three

Yeping Hu, Catholic University of America
"Philosophy as a Way of Life"

Adrien Leites, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
"Can Love be a Principle of Tolerance? Confronting Augustine, Ghazālī and Locke"

Edward Moad, Qatar University
"Love, Wisdom, and the Tyranny of Method"

Benjamin Timi Olujohungbe, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
"Al-Farabi in the Nigerian Polity: Proposition for Virtue Politics and the Moderation of Identity Politics"

Chair: Firat Oruc, Georgetown University in Qatar

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch break

2:00-4:30 p.m. Session Four

Gyu-Eon Jang, The Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea
"Soteriological Meaning of Buddhist Wisdom with Regard to the Opposing Views on Agotrasattva: Based on Woncheuk’s View"

Peter Jonkers, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
"Philosophy and the Fragility of (Christian) Wisdom"

Hamed Khouani, Lycée Bonaparte, Doha, Qatar
"The Experience of the One in the Philosophy of Plotinus"

Olatunji A. Oyeshile, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
"Morality, Moral Values in Traditional Yoruba Culture and their Imperative for Global Quest for Meaning"

Chair: Akintunde Akinade, Georgetown University in Qatar