Dr. Bruce Reichenbach will present “Divine Sway: Play in Hindu Thought” at a philosophy colloquium at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Room 247, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts, St. Paul campus.
Reichenbach is a member of the Augsburg College Philosophy Department. According to Reichenbach, “Beginning with a phenomenological description of play, I shall consider how Hindu religion uses play to describe the central activities of its deities. These central activities raise important philosophical questions: Is Brahman qualified to create? If Brahman creates, why is there evil? and What is the status of reality? All of these questions are related with the concept of play. Finally, I appeal to the Krishna stories to illustrate the answer to the final question.”
The talk is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.