William McBride: The World Philosophy Community Today
The first question is what I mean by the word “community.” It is intended positively, but not in terms of any particular philosophy of communitarianism. I explore some senses in which the living inhabitants of the world constitute a community, and I then discuss ways in which, over the years since 1900, the community of philosophers has become more inclusive, less Eurocentric. Next, I consider the problem of hegemonic philosophical movements as obstacles to genuine community. The community that I am proposing, partly as a description of what already exists and partly as a future ideal, must be very open to different approaches. But if it is so open, what common ground is there for its being a community? I discuss two potential commonalities, based on statements made by candidates for election to offices in the International Federation of Philosophical Societies: a mutual agreement that the current economic system worldwide is seriusly flawed, and a mutual opposition to what I call “gratuitous military violence.” I present these commonalities as far from comprehensive and as tentative, inviting further discussion.
William McBridee is Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor and director at Purdue University (USA). He made his PhD in Philosophy and Literature at Yale University (USA). His main areas of interest are social political philosophy, legal philosophy and European continental philosophy. Currently he is a president of International Federation of Philosophical Societies and in past he was a president of North American Society for Social Philosophy. He published many books and articles including From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-Hegemonic Post-Post-Marxist Essays (2011),Philosophical Reflections on the Changes in Eastern Europe (1999), Social and Political Philosophy (1994), Sartre’s Political Theory (1991) and Philosophy of Marx(1977).
Angela McBride: The Changing Face of Leadership
This presentation describes how the concept of “leadership” has changed over time — from one that focuses exclusively on the personal qualities the individual possesses to one that includes the expectation of achieving organizational mission mindful of changing opportunities. Leadership presupposes full career development—moving over time from preparation to development of one’s field—and some opportunity for mentoring at each career stage. Full career development also presupposes that individuals will assume responsibility for sustaining their own career optimism
Angela Barron McBride received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University, her master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Yale University, and her PhD in developmental psychology from Purdue University. She is Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emerita at Indiana University School of Nursing. She is also a member of the Indiana University Health Board (an 18-hospital system), and chairs the board’s Committee on Quality and Patient Safety.