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Western and Confucian philosophies discussed June 19 at Bozeman Public Library

May 29, 2009

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A free public lecture on cross-cultural dialogue between Western philosophy and Confucian philosophy will be given at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the Bozeman Public Library's Community Room.

"Ethics East and West: The Challenge and Promise of Dialogue" will include three brief presentations followed by discussion.

Professor Howard Curzer of Texas Tech University will give a talk, "Philosophical Dialog with China? Shut Up and Eat Your Rice!"

Professor Andrew Terjesen of Rhodes College's talk is "Adam Smith Confucius = Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics?"

Professor Benjamin Huff of Randolph Macon College will speak on "China and the Environment: Western Pressures and Eastern Principles."

Refreshments will follow.

The lecture is sponsored by Humanities Montana and Montana State University's Department of Political Science. For more information, contact Sara Rushing at 994-5165.

Sara Rushing at 994-5165,