Centre Hosts Non-Western Approaches to Flourishing and their Educational Implications Webinar

9th November 2022Events


The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, in association with the OECD, presents 'Non Western Approaches to Flourishing, and Their Educational Implications' Chaired by Professor Kristján Kristjánsson, Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue, this webinar welcomed three leading scholars from around the world to each offer a reflection on three differing concepts of flourishing, Ubuntu, Buddhist, and Confucian, and outline how their teachings can be applied in an education setting.

This was alongside, with questions form the audience, discussing the similarities and difference between them as well as the implications for practice and further study. The Speakers included:

Professor Thaddeus Metz – Professor of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, South Africa, To discuss African Ubuntu conceptions of flourishing.

Professor Owen Flanagan Jr – James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Duke University, USA To discuss Buddhist conceptions of flourishing.

Professor Geir Sigurðsson – Professor of Chinese studies, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, University of Iceland, Iceland, To discuss Confucian conceptions of flourishing.


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