April 26: What is Comparative Thought?
Jason Wirthis is the author of multiple books and articles on the subject of philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1994, and has served as an associate professor of philosophy at Seattle University since 2005. His specialties include German philosophy from Kant to the present, contemporary French philosophy, Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics. His lecture will be a philosophical exploration of the problem of comparative thinking and, as such, it will address philosophical schools and thinkers in both the Asian and Western traditions, including Zen Buddhism from Japan and Deleuze and Schelling from the Continental tradition.
This lecture is presented by the Lecture Series in Asian and Comparative Philosophy.