Professor Steven Collins’ First Lecture, “Civilizational History: From Acculturation to Regimens of Truth.”
Premodern modes of power, each with its own elite, existed in a changing dynamic of antagonistic symbiosis. How and where in this can we place askesis, Practices of Self and Regimens of Truth?
Professor Collins’ lecture can be seen embedded below as well as here.
Professor Collins is Chester D. Tripp Professor of the Humanities at the University of Chicago and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at Arizona State University.