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Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

A Functionalist Interpretation of Kant


Please join us for the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Spring Colloquium!

Dr. Chong-Fuk Lau, a professor of philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will give a talk on "A Functionalist Interpretation of Kant" on Tuesday, April 25th at 4:30 p.m. in Dean 103.

Dr. Lau will discuss a new functionalist interpretation of Kant that aims to unify his cognitive psychology with his metaphysics. How must the human mind work in order to have cognition of objects? Answering this question
gives Kant a clue to determine the basic structure of reality as we understand it.

Dr. Lau's specialization is German idealism, having published on Kant and Hegel. This talk also speaks to issues in philosophy of mind and epistemology.  You could of course throw in a random question on Heraclitus or Pure Land Buddhism, to see how he responds.

Refreshments will be served.

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