Easter Term Speaking Ethically Reading Group
The reading group will take place on Tuesdays, 12-2pm in the seminar room on the first floor of the ARB, in even weeks of term, as it did last term. The format will be the same as last term, but with a twist: this term the author of one of the readings set for each session will be present to introduce the piece and discuss it in the light of the other text. We’ll be starting with Christos Lynteris’ work on Liu Shaoqi’s efforts to reconcile Communist ethics with Confucian thought about self-cultivation through practice.
The readings will be distributed by email — if you want to take part, please email me at jrm35 [at] cam [dot] ac.uk and I’ll add you to the list.
7 May, Christos Lynteris
Self-Cultivation and the Malleability of Human Nature: The Confucian way to be a Good Communist
21 May, Wilson Jacob
Cultural Difference and Sovereignty: The Ethics and Politics of Saintly Families in the Nineteenth Century Indian Ocean World
4 June, Felicitas Becker
Rival versions of ethical authority in theory and practice: Islamic traditionalists and reformers in rural Tanzania
18 June, Atif Imtiaz
Authenticity, Engagement and Redress: Identity Politics within the British Muslim Context