The Value of Compassion and Forgiveness
in the World Philosophical Traditions
As globalization continues to effect wide scale relocation
of many people worldwide, a process that increases the
vulnerability of a significant number of people, the present
economic crisis has only compounded the problem. One result
is that local, regional, and international conflict is on
the rise. At the same time, such movement of peoples both
domestically and internationally is inevitable and has long
been important for world-wide progress.
Philosophical work on the idea of global justice, as a
reaction to this challenge, is not wanting, and much
progress has been made in the attempt to apply various
concepts of global justice to systems of international law.
But what still seems to be lacking, is further research on
how values such as compassion and forgiveness complement the
value of justice, and on how this complementary relation can
be introduced into systems of law. In this regard, the rich
philosophical traditions of the Abrahamic religions have
much to offer.
Application for Participation
Applications for participation in
this seminar should be sent by email by MAY 1st,
Participants normally cover their own travel; the RVP will
provide room and board during the seminar. The seminar will
be held at the RVP Center at Notre Dame University-Louaize,
a vita describing one?s education, professional positions
list of the applicants? publications,
letter stating your interest and involvement in this theme
and the relation of participation in this seminar to your
past and future work in philosophy and related studies, and
an abstract of a study(s) you might present as an integral
part of the seminar.