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Le Moyne Professor Awarded Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … William Day, associate professor of philosophy at Le Moyne College, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to attend a six-week summer seminar titled “Traditions Into Dialogue: Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics.” The seminar will be held at Wesleyan University, co-directed by Stephen Angle, a specialist in Confucian philosophy, and Michael Slote, a leader in the current revival of philosophical interest in virtue ethics.<br /> <br /> This summer seminar brings together 15 American philosophers with backgrounds in virtue ethics or related areas to learn from the great texts of Confucian philosophy. The expectation is that participants will develop a new dimension to their teaching and research interests that is related to their already-existing work in Western virtue ethics. As a result, those attending the seminar will be invited (and offered financial support) to give a paper at a conference on “Confucianism and Virtue Ethics” that will bring Chinese and American scholars together in Beijing during the summer of 2009 or 2010.</p>
posted on: 4/21/2008