You are invited to a lecture on November 22 by Rein Raud, professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Helsinki and Asian Cultural Studies at the Estonian Institute of Humanities. Raud will analyze the importance of the category of difference in the works of Giles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger in relation to the category of transience in Buddhist thought, notably in the work of Dogen — both difference and transience here taken as fundamental characteristics of Being. Finally, Raud will approach these concepts through the analysis of various metaphysical discourses used to articulate them. The purpose of this talk is to demonstrate a possibility of a comparative analysis. This is the fifth installment in the “TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series,” organized by Adjunct Professor Jordanco Sekulovski.

The TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series is a non-profit forum of Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) for the promotion of critical thinking. The lectures are free, open to the public, and feature speakers from universities around the world. The lecture series is a great way to learn about recent research in philosophy and in the humanities as a whole.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
19:00–20:30 (doors open at 18:30)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall, 1F The Parliament Student Lounge
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About the Lecturer

Rein Raud has been a professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland since 1995 and a professor of Asian Cultural Studies at the Estonian Institute of Humanities since its establishment in 1988. He served as rector of Tallinn University, Estonia from 2006 until 2011. In 2011 Raud was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, 2nd Class, Gold and Silver Star in Japan for his outstanding contributions to the promotion of Japanese thought.