How can a hodological discussion on the religious avoid turning itself into a perrenis philosophia?

Intellectual Heritage at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is co-organizing a conference titled “Between the Visible and the Invisible” in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo and Universite libre de Bruxelles.

This conference calls upon specialists from all academic fields (including philosophy, religious studies, social and natural sciences, etc.) who can respond to the fundamental human questions of “what it means to be human” and “what it means to be religious” in the East Asian cultural context. Our aim is to explore an important relationship between philosophy and religion while tracing back their harmony and dissonance in the very origin(s) of the former in reference to the East Asian history. We will attempt to examine their dissonance through inquiring how the faculty of philosophy seems to deploy a discourse on various religious doctrines based on reason, while focusing on how a variety of religions are not always able to critically examine philosophy based on faith.

July 3-4, 2017
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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