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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

"Philosopher Alan Fox Lecture November 14"

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Alan Fox, a philosopher and religious thinker from the University of Delaware, will visit Salisbury State University on Tuesday, November 14, to speak on "The Philosophy of Dao: A Beginner’s Reading of the Dao De Jing."

According to Dr. Francis Kane of the SSU Philosophy Department, Fox is a respected scholar and popular teacher whose courses are always filled to overflowing. "His presentation, which complements the address on campus last fall of Buddhist Roshi Claude D’estree, spotlights a growing and commendable interest among our students in Asian philosophy and religious thought," said Kane.

The Dao De Jing is a widely read book in contemporary America. In it the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote out over 2,000 years ago a poetic and subtle account of how humans might live in harmony with one another and the world. Fox, who is currently writing a textbook on this work, reports that he likes to emphasize its sensitivity "to the concrete reality of everyday things."

Fox’s presentation, which is being funded by SSU’s Fulton School of Liberal Arts, is at 7:30 p.m. in the Worcester Room of the Commons on the SSU campus.

For more information contact the SSU Public Relations Office at 410-543-6030. SSU Public Relations - 410-543-6030

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