Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Asian Religious Views and Their Relevance in 21st Century America


Price for Members: $36
Price for Non-Members: $54
Date/Time: Mondays, July 13, 20 & 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Garrett, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy & religion, JFKU
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

Professor Garrett takes us on a survey of Asian philosophy, including early Hinduism, early Buddhism, and Chinese Taoism. He will also explore how these Asian views were perceived by westerners and how such views interacted with Western cultural traditions. Thinkers as diverse as Voltaire, Leibniz, and Schopenhauer, for example, among others in the 18th and 19th centuries, looked thoughtfully eastward. But Garrett’s central focus will be on whether these Asian traditions are relevant to American culture today. Might they offer useful insights into our views on science, social theory, philosophy, and even religion? Allow Professor Garrett and OLLI to seek answers to this puzzling question. 


Event Details

Date: 2020-07-13

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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