updated 2010 02 15

Religion, Philosophy, and the Question of a Clash of Cultures / La religion, la philosophie, et la question d'un conflit de cultures

Symposium / Colloque  

a symposium sponsored by Canadian Jacques Maritain Association 
un colloque international co-parainé par l'association canadienne Jacques Maritain
in association with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities  
en collaboration avec le Congrès des sciences sociales et humaines
and with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
grâce à une subvention
du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada

 May 31 - June 1 // 2010 // 31 mai au 1 juin  
Concordia University / Université Concordia 
MB Building [John Molson School of Business]
Sir George Williams (downtown) campus.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

For information on accommodation, click here or ici
For information on the programme of the Canadian Philosophical Association, which meets nearby, click here

For general information on the Congress, click here.

Pour des informations générales sur le congrès, cliquetez ici.


Tentative programme:

Monday / lundi, 31 mai/May 31
MB Building, S2-285
9.00 am – 13.00
Tuesday / mardi, 1 juin /June 1
MB Building, S2-285
9.00 am – 13.00
Session I: Understanding Cultural Clash
Président et rapporteur / Chair - Commentator:
William Sweet (St Francis Xavier)
Session III: Cultural Clash and the Role of Religion
Chair - Commentator / Président et rapporteur: TBA

9h
David Lea (AU Sharjah) - Liberalism and Communitarianism and the Divide Between the West and the Islamic World

9h
Mario D’Souza (Univ of Toronto) – Philosophical Transformation of the Self and Cultural Unity

10h
Thomas Philbeck (New York Institute of Technology, Bahrain) - The Metaphysical Foundations of Cultural Clash

10h
17h Richard Schaefer (SUNY, Plattsburgh) - Religion, Culture, and the Intellectuals
11h
Gyongi Hegedus (King’s, UWO) - Two Cultures: Clash or Confluence?
11h
Walter J. Schultz,  Authenticity and Community: An Inquiry Concerning the Future of Christianity 

12h
Keynote Speaker / Discours programme:
Sari Nusibeh (Al-Quds Univ., Jerusalem)

12h
Keynote Speaker / Discours programme:
Solange Lefebvre (Univ. de Montréal)





2 pm – 6.30 pm
/ 14h – 18.30h
2 pm – 6 pm / 14h – 18h

Session II: Examples of Cultural Clash in History
Chair - Commentator / Président et rapporteur: Therese Tisseverasinghe (PhD student, Philosophy, University of Ottawa)

Session IV: Addressing Cultural Clash
Président et rapporteur / Chair - Commentator: Mary Jo Curry (University of Victoria)

14h
Jennifer Weed (Univ of New Brunswick) – Thomas Aquinas on Communication between Christians and Jews: A Clash of Religious Cultures

14h
Louis Perron (Saint-Paul) - La raison comme espace transcendantal de médiation

15h
David Bellusci (Dominican University, Ottawa) – The Clash of Lutheranism and Catholicism: Gasparo Contarini at Regensburg (1541)


15h
Jason West (Newman, Edmonton) - The Irrelevance of Public Reason for Resolving Clashing Cultures

16h
Canadian graduate student essay prize paper
 

16h
Leslie Armour (Univ of Ottawa) - Philosophical Unity and Cultural Diversity: Issues in Social Psychology and Social Economics

17h
Keynote Speaker / Discours programme:
Martha Lee (Univ of Windsor) - The Clash of Cultures in Canada: Apocalyptic Faith and Politics

17h
Majid Amini (Virginia State Univ.) - Public Theology and Religious Identity





Tuesday / mardi, 1 juin /June 1: 20h / 8 pm
Table ronde / Round Table: Cultural Clash and Identity
Moderator / modérateur: TBA

Jean-Nil Chabot (independent scholar) – La vérité rassemble
David J. Klassen (Corpus Christi College, UBC) - Integral Humanism or Exclusive Humanism?
Cecil Chabot (Univ. d’Ottawa / Aberdeen) - Le conflit intercultural, l'unité et l'uniformité conceptuelle


June 1, 17h - 19h  President's Reception 

Conference dinner : TBA
 
 

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer à
For more information, please contact:

Professor William Sweet,
Department of Philosophy, St Francis Xavier University,
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5;
fax 902-867-3243; tel 902-867-2341; Internet: wsweet@stfx.ca