Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lecture by Professor Akeel Bilgrami

Balvant Parekh Centre cordially invites you to a Lecture by Professor Akeel Bilgrami titled “Some Extensions of Edward Said” on Tuesday7 January 2014 at 4 pm at the Centre. This Lecture is part of Balvant Parekh Distinguished Lecture Series instituted by the Centre. In the Lecture, Professor Bilgrami would discuss: “Said asked what did the Orient mean for the West? It is time to ask how does the West appear to the Orient.”
About the Speaker            
                      Akeel Bilgrami is a Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and a Faculty member of the Committee on Global Thought. Professor Bilgrami has two relatively independent sets of intellectual interests - in the Philosophy of Mind and Language, and in Political Philosophy and Moral Psychology especially as they surface in politics, history, and culture. His published books include Belief and Meaning (Blackwell, 1992) and Self Knowledge and Resentment (Harvard University Press, 2006). He is presently working on a book on the relations between agency and practical reason. His book of selected essays on the moral psychology of politics entitled Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment will be published by Harvard University Press in February 2014.  He is also contracted to publish What is a Muslim? (Princeton University Press); and on Gandhi's philosophy (Columbia University Press). Professor Bilgrami was the Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University from 2004-2011.

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