The Downtown Lecture Series presented by the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences on the topic of Immortality will feature Philosophy Department professors Rachana Kamtekar and Shaun Nichols.
"TWO ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS ON WHY DEATH IS NO EVIL" with speaker Rachana Kamtekar
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W Congress St, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ancient philosophers Plato and Epicurus disagreed on whether the soul is immortal, yet neither thought death is to be feared. Instead, both argued that death gives us a reason to live a meaningful life. Rachana Kamtekar, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, explores these views and their relevance today.
"THE ELUSIVE SELF IN LIFE AND DEATH" with speaker Shaun Nichols
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W Congress St, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Shaun Nichols, professor in the Department of Philosophy, spent months in India exploring attitudes toward death among Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists. Because Buddhists believe there is no enduring self throughout biological life, they should be less afraid of death. But are they? His findings may surprise you.
Free tickets at the Fox Tucson Theatre ticket booth (in front of the theater) starting at 4:00pm on the day of each lecture. For more information visit http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu/