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Spiritual Values and the Physical World

Spiritual Values and the Physical World: A Conference in Honor of Tom Kasulis on the Occasion of His Retirement

Presented by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies with generous support from The Peking University Institute for Advanced Humanities and several OSU sponsors, including The Center for the Study of Religion, The East Asian Studies Center, The Environmental Sciences Network, The Humanities Insitute, The Institute for Japanese Studies, THe School of Environment and Natural Resources Speaker Series, and the Departments of Comparative Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy.

Thursday, April 9 - Science and Spirituality

7-9 p.m. | 180 Hagerty Hall

Screening of the Emmy-award winning documentary “Journey of the Universe”

Panel discussion with the co-writer and co-director: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Co-Founder: Forum on Religion and Ecology

Friday, April 10 - Nature, Spirit, Environment In China and Japan

9-11 a.m. | Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room, 3rd Floor, Ohio Union

Roger T. Ames, Professor of Philosophy, The University of Hawaiʽi; Journal Editor, Philosophy East and West

"The 'Great Commentary' and Chinese Natural Cosmology"

2-5 p.m. | Dawes Arboretum visit

Visit to the renovated Japanese garden at Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio (shuttle transportation available; details TBA)

7-9 p.m. | 180 Hagerty Hall

Graham Parkes, Professor of Philosophy, University College Cork; Founding Director, Irish Institute of Japanese Studies

“The Role of Rock in the Japanese ‘Dry Landscape’ Garden”

Saturday, April 11 - Philosophical Roundtable Conversations

9-11 a.m. | Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor, Ohio Union

The Body in Religion and Philosophy

12:30-2:30 p.m. |Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor, Ohio Union

Japanese Philosophy in a Global Context

3-5 p.m. |Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor, Ohio Union

East Asian Models of Teaching and Learning

5:30-6:15 p.m. |Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor, Ohio Union

Closing Remarks

James W. Heisig, Professor of Philosophy, Nanzan University (Nagoya, Japan) and Director emeritus, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture

“The Future of Japanese Philosophy—Reflections on This Conference”

For more information, visit the Center for the Study of Religion website.

PARKING: Public parking is available (for a fee) at the Ohio Union South Garage. Most events are taking place in the Ohio Union, which is right next door, or Hagerty Hall, which is just across the street to the west.