Throughout its history, the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium has been a who's who of American philosophy. Some of the biggest names in 20th and 21st century philosophy have been guests at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
The 2010 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium celebrated its 35th year in 2010 and hosted two of the most prominent names in philosophy.
Roger T. Ames
University of Hawaii
“Confucian Role Ethics: Does Blind Justice
Need Moral Imagination?”
Sept 29, 2010
Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii and Editor of Philosophy East and West. He is the author (w/David Hall) of Thinking Through Confucius (1987), Anticipating China: Thinking Through the Narratives of Chinese and Western Culture (1995), Thinking From the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture (1997), The Democracy of the Dead (1998), Focusing the Familiar: A Translation and Philosophical Interpretation of the Zhongyong (2001), and Daodejing: Making this Life Significant (2003). Professor Ames has also translated The Art of Warfare (1993), The Art of Rulership (1994), and (w/ Henry Rosemont, Jr.) the Analects of Confucius (1998).
“What We Can Learn from Mencius on Human Nature and the
Development of Ethical Virtue”
Oct 8, 2010
David Wong is the Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Moral Relativity (University of California, 1984) and Natural Moralities (Oxford, 2006). He is also the co-editor of Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community (Cambridge, 2004). His current research project includes a book on the classical Chinese thinkers Mencius, Xunzi, and Zhuangzi.