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Same Goal, Different Paths?

Swami Medhananda
Monday, February 19, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swami Medhananda

Swami Medhananda, PhD, gives this talk and discussion on "Same Goal, Different Paths?" Medhananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and an academic philosopher, currently serving as a senior research fellow in philosophy at the Vedanta Society of Southern California. He is also a Hindu Chaplain at UCLA and the University of Southern California.

Registration is recommended to attend the talk in person: . The event will take place in Room 0016 on the lowest level of Duke Divinity School's Westbrook Building.

The event is presented by Duke Chapel and Religious Life at Duke, and Hindu Life at Duke, in collaboration with the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Carolina.

Swami Medhananda's research focuses on global philosophy of religion, religious epistemology, consciousness, Indian scriptural hermeneutics, and Vedāntic philosophical traditions. He is the author of three books: Swami Vivekananda's Vedāntic Cosmopolitanism, Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion, and The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to Adorno. He is also a section editor for the International Journal of Hindu Studies, overseeing submissions in Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion.

A livestream of the talk will be available here: .

Paid parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Bryan Center Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the surface lot at the same address.