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Politics, Pluralism & Religion

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Politics, Pluralism & Religion

April 13-14, 2007
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sponsored by the Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion and the MSU-Mankato Department of Philosophy

On Friday, April 13th at 1:00 Dr. Robert Audi will deliver the keynote lecture at a conference titled "Politics Pluralism and Religion". The title of Dr. Audi's keynote lecture is "Religious Commitment and the Scientific Habit of Mind." The lecture will be given in Student Union Room #284. The public is invited to attend this lecture as well as the rest of the conference.

As part of the Politics, Pluralism and Religion conference there will a classical Indian music and dance program at 8:00pm on Friday evening, April 13th in the Hearth Lounge of the Student Union. The music and dance will be performed by members of Sangeet Mela from Calcutta, India. The group consists of three musicians, on sitar and other classical Indian instruments, and one dancer. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

ALSO: Dr. Robert Audi will give the Philosophy Department's annual Business Ethics Lecture at 7:30 on Thursday evening April 12th. The title of his lecture is ³Religion in the Workplace: Sacred Right or Unwarranted Intrusion² This lecture will be given in Wiecking Auditorium in Wiecking Center. The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.


Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion.

Please direct inquiries by e-mail to Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti  (, or by regular mail to:

Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion
1210 Jamestowne Drive
Elon, NC 27244

For information about conference logistics, schedule, hotel & parking information, etc., please contact Richard Liebendorfer ( or Craig Matarrese (, or check the MSU-Mankato Philosophy Department website ( for updates.