Wooster’s Lindner lecture welcomes distinguished philosophy professor Jonardon Ganeri

The College of Wooster’s Department of Philosophy will welcome Jonardon Ganeri, Bimal K. Matilal Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, for the Lindner Lecture on Ethics on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall in Scheide Music Center (525 East University Street). Supported by the Lindner Endowment, the topic of the lecture will be “Buddhism and Critical Philosophy of Race: Are Identities Useful Fictions?”

A follow up Author Meets Critics Q & A will be hosted Thursday, Oct. 20, featuring Emily McRae, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico, and Christian Coseru, Lightsey Humanities Chair and professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, who will speak on Ganeri’s talk in conversation with students at 11 a.m. in Scovel 105 (located near East University Street on the campus mall). Both events are free and open to the public.

Ganeri’s work draws on a variety of philosophical traditions to construct new positions in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. He advocates an expanded role for cross-cultural methodologies in philosophical research, together with enhanced cultural diversity in the philosophical curriculum. His research interests are in consciousness, self, attention, the epistemology of inquiry, the idea of philosophy as a practice and its relationship with literature. He works too on the history of ideas in early modern South Asia, intellectual affinities between India and Greece, and Buddhist philosophy of mind. He has published nine research monographs and over eighty research papers. He has written two introductory guides to philosophy in the South Asian tradition: Philosophy in Classical India: The Proper Work of Reason; and, with Peter Adamson, Classical Indian Philosophy. He is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy. His current projects include a study of the philosophy of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, and a short book on the concept of subjectivity or inwardness, drawing on film, fiction, and philosophy.

The Lindner Lecture in Ethics is supported by The Lindner Endowment, which was established in 2007 through a generous gift from Carl H. Lindner to support the department of philosophy in the teaching of ethics. Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email ([email protected]).


Oct 19 2022


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Scheide Music Center
525 East University Street Wooster, OH
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