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"Reclaiming the comparative perspective: the fecund ironies of perspectivalism" freeIRAS Webinar
Dr. Tinu Ruparell discusses the hybridity characteristic of all people, both biologically/genetically, as well as - increasingly - culturally and (crucially) in terms of our identities, how are the liminal, interstitial perspectives we inhabit related to questions of truth and ethics? Do our complex, narrative, and socially negotiated identities so problematise our ability to clarify questions of truth and morality that we are left flailing in the dark in the face of a fractured, post-truth society? Far from arguing either for a ‘view from nowhere,’ nor the deracinated capitulation characteristic of the so-called ‘spiritual but not religious’, in this presentation I propose a version of perspectivalism built on the paraconsistent logic of the Jaina doctrine of ‘anekantavada’ (no one view), and the mature, ironic pragmatism of Richard Rorty. In this context, I argue that religion as asocial technology may reveal rich and fruitful forms of life responsive to our current aporia. responsive to our current aporia. context, I argue that religion as a social technology may reveal rich and fruitful forms of life responsive to our current aporia.
5:00 PM ET
4:00 PM CT
2:00 PM PT
10:00 PM London, UK

Oct 12, 2022 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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