Dr. Amartya Sen at the 2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

Click here for the video of the lecture. At the 2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence, Dr. Amartya Sen spoke on the importance of reasoned disagreement in the creation of shared conception(s) of justice. He noted that to understand the role of reasoned disagreement, it is important in fact to understand that reasoned agreement in theories of justice, as notably outlined by Lord Hewart in 1923 and “legendary” Harvard Professor John Rawls and his work in Theories of Justice, seek not mere agreement, neither instrumental nor functional, but the fostering of the conditions… Read More

World Prizes in Philosophy: The Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

Kyoto Prize Medal, Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japan Click here for the official webpage. In this fourth feature of our #Prizes in Philosophy series, we take a brief look at the eminent Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy — a USD 530 000 (EUR 413 000 or 50 million yen) prize granted to a living person who has made “outstanding contributions to the progress of science, the advancement of civilization, and the enrichment and elevation of the human spirit”. The prize is divided by four fields awarded in alternating cycles, that include (i) music, (ii) arts (painting,… Read More

World #Prizes in Philosophy Series: The Templeton Prize

Click here for the link to the official webpage. In this third feature of the #Prizes in Philosophy Series, we take a look at the Templeton Prize — a USD 1 000 000 (£1,100,000 Sterling) prize granted to a living person for exceptional contributions in “affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works”. The prize is open to any one living person whose works have indirectly or directly explored “the many and diverse manifestation of the Divine”. According to the direction of renowned founder and philanthropist Sir John Templeton,… Read More

Philosophical Matters: The Meaning of “Being at Home” Part 2

I briefly mentioned in a previous written entry on Integrating Horizons that my own private philosophical works have been spent thinking about the meaning of what it is “to be at home”. I was interested in the different ways we currently speak of our sense of being at home, how each affects the normative significance it has in terms of how things matter to me and how this matters to institutions and governments, indeed for thinking not only about major social global issues of the past, the present, and future, but also, perhaps more or less philosophically,… Read More

World Prizes in Philosophy Series: The Holberg Prize

  The Norwegian Parliament, Holberg Prize Committee, Holberg Board, Twitter: @holbergprisen We will be inaugurating this month at Integrating Horizons a new Series in #Prizes in Philosophy, covering major international prizes awarded in philosophy and other fields in the humanities. The purpose is to place further spotlight on the organizations that contribute to interdisciplinary and intercultural issues. The first prize in the series we will be putting the spotlight is the Holberg Prize — a USD 790 000 (EUR 610 000) granted on an annual basis for outstanding contributions in the arts, humanities, social sciences,… Read More