Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies Dr. Christopher Bache recently took part in a series of conversations with English spiritual teacher, Richard Rudd, on reincarnation.
Practicing Stoicism in the 21st Century
On March 4, 2021 the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center presented a talk (via Zoom) by Dr. William Irvine on 21st century applications of ancient Stoicism: In this talk, I explain what Stoicism is—and what it isn’t. I describe its birth in ancient Greece and Rome, its fall into obscurity during the 20th century, and…
Ethics Bowl Team Wins National Competion
The YSU Ethics Bowl Team took home the first place trophy by defeating Tufts University at the 2020 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Competition in Atlanta Georgia. The team consists of seniors Moataz Abdelrasoul, Samantha Fritz, and Jacob Tomory along with sophomores Michael Factor and Eva Lamberson. The competition was held over a two days,…
Political Differences and Civility IV
Dr. Michael Jerryson of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Dr. Adam Fuller are back with the fourth installment of their Political Discourse and Civility discussion series. The question this time around: “Has the Left Shifted Leftward?”
Peter Alces: Professor of Law, William and Mary
On September 20th, Professor Peter Alces the Rita Anne Rollins Professor of Law at William and Mary gave a talk entitled: “The Gap: How Neuroscience Causes Tension Between Law and Moral Philosophy”. The department would like to thank the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center and Dr. Bruce Waller for their generous support of the event.
Political Differences and Civility 2019
Dr. Michael Jerryson and Dr. Adam Fuller recently engaged in an ongoing series of discussions demonstrating the ability of people to disagree without being disagreeable. The first discussion deals with the question of whether the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s was a good thing for society. The second discussion examines the question of whether political…
2019 Spring Shipka Speaker: Mark Juergensmeyer
On Thursday 28 March, Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, distinguished professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, presented a lecture on religious violence entitled: “The Global Rise of Religious Violence”. The lecture analyzed the rise of religious extremism around the world, from Christian militia in the United States and Europe and Jewish nationalists…
American Academy of Religion – Dr. Michael Jerryson
Dr. Michael Jerryson was the subject of a panel discussion at the 2018 meeting of the American Academy of Religion. The panel was entitled “WHEN BUDDHISTS ARE VIOLENT:THE ENDURING IMPACT OF MICHAEL JERRYSON ON THE FIELD OF RELIGION AND VIOLENCE”. Excerpts of the event can be viewed below.
What is Anti-Semitism?
On November 20, 2018 the Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, American Studies and the Department to Philosophy and Religious Studies, and the College off Liberal Arts and Social Sciences organized a panel discussion on anti-Semitism. The event was a response to the shooting at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in…
Emeritus Professor Dr. Chris Bache: ‘Diamonds From Heaven’ Interview with Iain McNay
Our own Dr. Chris Bache discusses his 40 plus years of research in consciousness studies; including his research using psychedelics to achieve deeper levels of consciousness. [Click on the image above to view the interview}