Congratulations to Professor Jung Lee on the publication of his book, The Ethical Foundations of Early Daoism: Zhuangzi's Unique Moral Vision. His book is part of Palgrave MacMillan's series, Content and Context in Theological Ethics. Brown University Professor Harold D. Roth notes that Professor Lee's "highly original analysis of the implicit ethical thinking in the Zhuangzi makes an important contribution to both the comparative philosophy of religious ethics and to filling the gaps in our understanding and appreciation of this important classical Daoist work. It is a nuanced and fascinating interpretation of the text." Philip J. Ivanhoe, Professor of East Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion at City University, Hong Kong calls Professor Lee's reading of Zhunagzi "a compelling and immensely important alternative to traditional Confucian and modern Western interpreters who attempt to portray Zhuangzi as an amoralist unconcerned with values and indifferent to the world."Professor Lee teaches courses in philosophy, religion, and comparative ethics.
Welcome to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University. Our department is filled with faculty and students who love to think, read and talk about "the big questions" and the intersection philosophy, religion and the contemporary situation in which we find ourselves.
We have an active research faculty and an award winning group of students whose career plans range from heading off to graduate or law school to careers in public relations and human services. The Department is home to The Ethics Institute which organizes workshops and round tables on contemporary moral issues and has recently inaugurated a Visiting Scholar Program. Our philosophy club is an active group of undergraduates who gather weekly for dinner and discussion of faculty and student presentations.
Graduating in 2014? We'll be honoring you at the Senior Lunch for Philosophy and Religious Studies majors, minors, and friends. Thursday, May 1. Meet in the department office (371 Holmes Hall) at noon.