The University of Hawaii Press has published Charles Muller’s translation: Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chong Tojon (Sambong) and Hamho Tuktong (Kihwa). More information is available below, and here.
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Loubna El Amine has published a review (available here) of Fred Dallmayr’s Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2013). In light of El Amine’s remarks at the end of the review about the central place still occupied in Dallmayr’s theorizing by Western theory, it may be fruitful to compare with Leigh Jenco’s new book.
I am happy to announce the publication of Leigh Jenco’s new book; congratulations!
Leigh Jenco, Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West (Oxford University Press, 2015): 304 Pages; ISBN: 9780190263812
Globalization has brought together otherwise disparate communities with distinctive and often conflicting ways of viewing the world. Yet even as these phenomena have exposed the culturally specific character of the academic theories used to understand them, most responses to this ethnocentricity fall back on the same parochial vocabulary they critique. Against those who insist our thinking must return always to the dominant terms of Euro-American modernity, I argue and demonstrate that methods for understanding cultural others can take theoretical guidance from those very bodies of thought typically excluded by political and social theory.
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Asian Philosophy 25(4) has been published; see here.
Harvard University Press has published Jaeyoon Song’s important new book on Song dynasty political thought and the role of the classics (in particular, the Zhou Li) in shaping politics. Congratulations, Jaeyoon!
Jaeyoon Song, Traces of Grand Peace: Classics and State Activism in Imperial China (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 98)
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2015.11.28 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
Erin M. Cline, Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development, Columbia University Press, 2015, 342pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231171557 .
Reviewed by David B. Wong, Duke University
This book attributes to early Confucianism the view that the parent-child relationship has a “unique and irreplaceable” role in early moral development (xi) and goes on to argue that this view is right. In the course of making this argument Erin M. Cline provides careful and perceptive comparative readings of early Confucian texts and a very wide range of texts in the Western tradition, from Plato, Aristotle, Locke, and Rousseau to contemporary feminists, to show how unusual and in-depth the insights of Confucian thinkers were. She draws from a wide range of empirical studies to support the Confucian view. There is much in this book that will be of value to anyone with interests in the fields of the philosophy and psychology of moral development, feminist care ethics, and comparative ethics. Cline’s comparison of Confucian and feminist views, which have the most to say about parent-child relationships, is informative and balanced. It is not clear that she has fully established the unique and irreplaceable role of the parent-child relationship, but Cline surely has given enough argument to establish that the relationship is one of the most important factors, perhaps the most important single factor, in moral development, and she raises good questions as to why U.S. society largely neglects its importance in its public policies.
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I was asked to post this CFP; the organizers are particularly interested in reaching out to people working on Chinese and comparative philosophy, as Karine Chemla is one of our two keynote speakers this year.
HOPOS 2016 Call for Submissions
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THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
KARSTEN STRUHL (John Jay College) and GRAHAM PRIEST (CUNY Graduate Center)
Please join us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th at 5:30PM for their lecture entitled:
“Buddhism and Marxism: Points of Intersection”
Although Marxism and Buddhism might seem like unlikely bedfellows, they have a number of things in common. Continue reading “Karsten Struhl & Graham Priest, Columbia Seminar for Comparative Philosophy: “Buddhism and Marxism: Points of Intersection” — December 11 @ 5:30pm”
I am very happy to pass on the news that the Chinese translation of my book Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (Polity, 2013) has been published by Jiangxi People’s Press, as 《当代儒家政治哲学：进步儒学发凡》. More information, including the Preface to the Chinese Edition, can be found here. In case anyone is interested in an English-language version of this new Preface, I will post it below.
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Political theorist Loubna El Amine, author of a recent book on Confucian political thinking, has written a provocative reflection on “What is it Like to be Lebanese and to Work on China.”
Two quite different approaches to the Analects:
Earlier in the fall, Sam Crane posted a conference paper of his called “Confucianism in Modern American Life” at his blog. There was a bit of discussion there, as well as a longer response here. This is a subject in which I am very interested, and would certainly welcome any further thoughts anyone wants to share.
Over the past year, Edward Chung has published two significant books on Korean Confucianism, one a translation and one an overview. Please read on for details.
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More debate around Daniel Bell’s book The China Model (Princeton, 2015): Andrew Nathan’s “Beijing Bull: The Bogus China Model” and Bell’s reply, “Facts and Values: On China’s Political System.”
A major new book is about to be released: the 704-page Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn (春秋繁露), attributed to Dong Zhongshu; edited and translated by Sarah A. Queen and John S. Major (Columbia University Press). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and should help to further open up post-classical philosophy to broader attention and analysis.
I just received my copy (as a contributor; not sure it is yet available for order) of David Jones and Jinhe Li, eds., Returning to Zhu Xi: Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity (SUNY, 2015). It looks splendid! Congratulations, David and Jinhe.
The annual American Academy of Religion meeting is coming up, with a number of promising-sounding panels. Here are those cosponsored or co-sponsored by the Confucian Traditions group:
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Does anyone know where or how I can get hold of a copy of the following article:
Paola Carrozza. 2002. “A Critical Review of the Principal Studies on the Four Manuscripts Preceding the B Version of the Mawangdui Laozi.” B.C Asian Review, No.13
I’m unable to locate the author and the article.
There is apparently an open access link from the Monumenta Serica website, but it doesn’t work (http://www.monumenta-serica.de/monumenta-serica/library/periodicals/western/b/B-C-Asian-Review.php).
Thanks in advance for help,
The John Templeton Foundation is inaugurating a new fellowship program: Academic Cross-Training (ACT). The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science. In addition to the website linked above, see also this flyer.
The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy will jointly host a number of conferences in 2016.
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The Ten Thousand Rooms Project at Yale may well be of interest to readers. Funded by the Mellon Foundation and Yale, the project makes available sophisticated tools for on-line, collaborative projects to annotate and/or translate pre-modern Chinese texts. More information is at the project’s website.
The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture has been published by the by the Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (ICPC) at Sungkyunkwan Univesity (SKKU) in Korea since 2001. The Journal publishes articles in English and in Chinese; PDFs of all issues are available on-line here. There is a lot of high-quality content here, with a particular focus on Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucianism.
In addition, the journal welcomes English-language submissions (which will be double-blind reviewed). For more details, see here.
Monday, November 16, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
China Humanities Seminar: Laozi the Existentialist: Martin Buber’s Transformation of the Daodejing
Speaker: Jonathan Herman, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University
Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
K262, Bowie-Vernon Room, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Democracy & China: Philosophical-Political Reflections
One-Day Workshop on Themes from the Work of Jiwei Ci
November 13, 2015, 9:30AM – 5:15 PM
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Seminar Room
124 Mt. Auburn Street, 5th floor (use entrance on Mt. Auburn Street)
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An embarrassment of riches! This coming Thursday, interested folks in the Boston area can choose from the following two options (Prof. Ci’s lecture is part of the series he has been giving at Harvard; see here; see also here for a related conference on Friday):
Thursday, November 12, 4:30 p.m.
A Realistic Utopia for China, Democratic or Otherwise
Ci Jiwei, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong
Commentator: Stephen Angle, Professor of Philosophy and Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, The Morgan Courtroom
Thursday, November 12, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Values of Spontaneity
Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe, Chair Professor of East Asian and Comparative Philosophy & Religion, City University of Hong Kong; Director of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP); Director of the Laboratory on Korean Philosophy in Comparative Perspectives
This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confucian and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period.
The Daniel C Morrissey ’88 and Chanannait Paisansathan, MD Lecture Series in Asian Studies, Boston College
Fulton 511, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA
Friday, Nov. 20, 3:00pm at Kent Hall 403 (Columbia University), the ever-stimulating Takahiro Nakajima will speak on “Confucianism for the People in Modern Japan: Ishizaki Tōgoku and Osaka Yōmei Gakkai.” For more information, see here.
When I was in Taiwan last week, friends there recommended that I should look at the new book 《公民儒學》 (Civic Confucianism) by Norman Teng 鄧育仁, recently published by National Taiwan University Press. Professor Teng, who received his PhD a number of years ago from Southern Illinois University, is now a researcher at the Academia Sinica; I had a chance to meet him and talk with him at length about his book and future research projects while I was there. The book is fascinating. He proposes that in this age of democratic pluralism, a “civic philosophical 公民哲學” approach should be to seek serious dialogue among philosophical traditions, in the spirit of egalitarian democracy. In particular, he is interested in how we should think about Confucians and Confucianism in a pluralistic, democratic society like Taiwan. His book combines a number of innovative methodological approaches (e.g., paying special attention to the ways that early Confucians use narrative reflection and the reframing of premises, rather than explicit deductive logic, which techniques can then be applied in the present day as well) in order to explore a particular means of developing a form of democratic Confucianism today. He draws extensively on John Rawls in some chapters; that, plus his emphasis on a rootedness in the actual experience of Taiwan’s democratic society, suggests some very interesting comparisons between Teng’s work and that of Sungmoon Kim (whose work on modern Confucian democracy is rooted in the experience of South Korea). In any event, well worth serious attention for those of us thinking about the future of Confucianism.
A blog reader who is currently studying in China has written me to pass on the following, about the scholarship that she is currently enjoying (we have posted some info about this scholarship in the past, but this is an update):
I’m currently studying in China thanks to the scholarship of the Confucius China Studies Program of Hanban. The scholarship may cover all the expenses for a three-years PhD in China as well for joint PhD program with non-Chinese universities. It’s a very generous scholarship, covering university fees, living expenses and participation to seminars. I think, it’s a great opportunity for graduated students aiming to attend humanistic faculties in China. I would like to pass on the following presentation.
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Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2015.11.05 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
Edward Slingerland, Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity, Crown, 2014, 295pp., $26.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780770437619.
Reviewed by Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University
In his recent book, Edward Slingerland explains and analyzes one of the unique ideas of Chinese philosophy, viz., wu-wei (無爲). The term is used mostly in Daoist texts, but the concept is discussed broadly in many schools of Chinese philosophy. Wu-wei is usually translated as non-action or non-doing, but it does not mean not doing anything. Rather it means doing things in a spontaneous and natural manner. If you act without a strongly imposed or premeditated intention or will, you are very close to the natural flow of wu-wei. Chinese philosophy, whether it is Confucianism or Daoism, focuses on the question of living a meaningful and happy life with a sustained effort to achieve natural spontaneity. Yet this specific ideal of spontaneity hasn’t been fully articulated and explained in philosophy. With his broad understanding of Chinese philosophy and cognitive science, Slingerland provides a coherent picture of how the ancient Chinese wisdom of wu-wei can be defined, explained, and promoted.
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I have noticed several relevant jobs being listed at PhilJobs:
- First, a biggie: Roger Ames is retiring from the University of Hawaii, and they are searching for a replacement, at the Associate or Full Professor level.
- Bryn Mawr College is searching for an Assistant Professor with a specialization in either philosophy of science and epistemology or comparative philosophy (East and West).
- Loyola University Maryland is searching for an open-rank position in “some tradition of non-Western philosophy.”
This is in addition to position previously noted here (search for the category “Job Opening”).
Studies in Comparative Political Theory (Oxford University Press)
Editor: Diego von Vacano (Texas A&M University)
Consulting Editors: Andrew March (Yale) and Leigh Jenco (LSE)
The book series will seek to publish the best new research in Comparative Political Theory. We understand this term in a broad sense, as work that goes beyond traditional Western canonical approaches to major political questions or problems. We are especially interested in work that is comparative (deals with two or more distinctive cultural traditions in political thought) and which comes from the discipline of Political Theory in Political Science. However, other approaches and disciplines such as History, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Sociology are welcome. Interdisciplinary perspectives on cardinal political issues will also be of interest.
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Early China 38 (2015) is now in print. To subscribe to Early China and become a member of the Society go to http://journals.cambridge.org/action/memServHome?name=SSECHome.
EARLY CHINA 38 (2015)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene Friday, November 6, 2015 from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
Eske Mollgaard will present the paper “Can Confucians Universalize Themselves?” Please contact the organizers for a copy.
All are welcome to attend. Please join us after the seminar for dinner at a location to be announced.
If you have any questions, contact one of our organizers: Ari Borrell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tao Jiang (email@example.com), or Deborah Sommer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department of Religious Studies and the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University are sponsoring a workshop on Chinese thought next Friday, November 6, 2-5pm in Sycamore Hall 224.
Aaron Stalnaker, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University
“Mastery as the Fruit of Shared Practices”
Lionel M. Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Notre Dame
“Spirits, Flesh, and Philosophy: The Place of Zhu Xi”
Macabe Keliher, Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
“The Meanings of Li and Ritual Theory”
More information can be found here.
Those of us interested in modern Chinese “philosophy” should pay attention to Frederick Beiser’s new book, reviewed recently on NDPR (see below), since it enables us to recognize some fascinating, albeit partial, parallels between the challenges faced by those seeking to reconstitute Confucianism (and other traditions) as “philosophy,” on the one hand, and the challenges faced in Europe by those seeking to retain or recreate a role for “philosophy” in the face of developments in modern science. Many have been critical of the narrowing and professionalization that characterize modern Confucian “philosophy,” often by criticizing it as problematically “Westernized.” Beiser helps us see more clearly that the current state of “Western” philosophy is also contingent, a result of efforts to respond to major existential challenges.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2015.10.27 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
Frederick C. Beiser, The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880, Oxford University Press, 2014, 610pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198722205.
Reviewed by Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech
This book is about a group of philosophers faced with existential challenges to philosophy. In their lifetimes, the successes of scientific explanation had resulted in conflicts between religion and science and between science and philosophy. Materialist and naturalist scientific explanations, including Darwinism, materialism about consciousness, and the physiology of perception imperiled religious views about the origin and special status of humankind and aesthetic views about the qualitative character of consciousness. The practical and academic success of science threatened philosophy itself. Philosophy, once the “mother” of the sciences, now was excluded from the sciences altogether and was thrust into an identity crisis. Academic philosophers had to defend the right of their departments to exist as psychologists were hired for positions in philosophy departments. Philosophy was threatened with obsolescence.
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Two upcoming lectures at Taiwan’s Academia Sinica may be of interest to folks in the area:
Thursday, Oct 29, 10:00 a.m., 安靖如 (Stephen C. Angle), “將宋明理學當作哲學來教 (Teaching Neo-Confucianism as Philosophy),” 中國文哲研究所二樓會議室
Friday, Oct 30, 2:30 p.m., 許紀霖, “新天下主義與東亞的普遍性,” 中研院人社中心一樓中庭會議室 (Register here: http://www.rchss.sinica.edu.tw/conf/20151030/)
Utah Valley University is hiring in environmental philosophy and they are especially interested in hiring someone who can approach the topic from a non-Western perspective, and so asked me to share the following information here.
The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2016. AOS: Environmental Philosophy. AOC: Open. 4/4 teaching load, upper and lower division. Internet and evening courses possible. Ph.D. Preferred, ABD with strong evidence of imminent completion will be considered. Candidates must have experience teaching in a college/university setting, and show evidence of commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. Applicants who can teach environmental philosophy from a diversity of cultural and theoretical perspectives are encouraged to apply, as are applicants from underrepresented groups.
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The NAKPA COURIER: A Quarterly E-Newsletter of the North American Korean Philosophy Association
No. 7, Oct, 2015
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Kang Xiaoguang is an interesting contemporary Chinese social scientist, public intellectual, and promoter of a particular brand of Confucianism; I wrote about him a bit in Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy. I have now learned that there is an English-language book about him: Monika Gaenssbauer, Confucianism and Social Issues in China — the Academician Kang Xiaoguang: Investigations into NGOs in China, the Falun Gong, Chinese Reportage, and the Confucian Tradition (Projectverlag, 2011). I will have to take a look!
The inaugural biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy will be held in Vilnius in early June. Keynote speakers Carine Defoort and Peng Guoxiang. Deadlines and other information on the EACP web site:
Here is the call for papers for the XIth World Congress of International Society of Universal Dialogue which will be held on July 4-9 in Warsaw, Poland.
Scott Bradley has published a stimulating adaption/reflection of the Inner Chapters of Zhuangzi. Details are here; read on for Brook Ziporyn’s endorsement.
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Another happy announcement: Loubna El Amine’s new book, Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation, has been published by Princeton University Press. PUP has provided us with a flyer that offers a 20% discount to celebrate! If you’d prefer, here is a link to Amazon. Congratulations, Loubna!
I am very pleased to announce the publication of John Makeham’s outstanding translation of Xiong Shili’s huge influential New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness 新唯識論. This is the first East Asia-related volume in Yale University Press’s World Thought in Translation series. Congratulations, John!
Call For Proposals: The Princeton Early Text Cultures Workshop
What: Graduate Workshop
When: April 16th 2016
Where: 202 Jones Hall, Princeton University
Organized by Mercedes Valmisa (email@example.com)
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I know that many readers use the excellent Pleco dictionary on their smartphones, so you’ll be happy to know that Paul Kroll’s outstanding Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese is now available as a Pleco ad-on.
Call for Papers
Philosophy and the World: International Conference for Graduates
Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University is proud to host its annual graduate conference of philosophy on 2016/05/14-15. This year’s theme is “Philosophy and the World.” The conference will be conducted in both Chinese and English. We invite all potential participants to join us on this complex yet exciting journey of collaborating across cultures and languages. We welcome all paper submissions by graduate students (master’s and doctoral students) and post doctoral students . This year’s theme centers around five main axes:
1. Chinese philosophy, including Pre-Qin philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism, Yijing philosophy etc.
2. Buddhist philosophy, especially Buddhist Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Buddhist Ethics of life, Buddhist logic.
3. Applied philosophy, including Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Political Science, Applied Ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of social science, etc.
4. German philosophy, including Hermeneutics and Phenomenology.
5. Analytic philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, metaethics, virtue ethics, logic, philosophical logic, and philosophy of language, Bayesian epistemology, formal epistemology, epistemic logic.
Papers related to the above themes are particularly encouraged, but other topics are also welcome and will be considered as long as they fulfill our submission requirements (see below). Exemplary papers may be published following the conference. The philosophy department at National Taiwan University will provide participants traveling from overseas with financial support for hotel accommodations for three nights (5/13-5/15). The Conference Committee regrets that we are unable to provide travel and breakfast stipends for participants.
Submissions should include:
1. Title of paper
2. Abstract (one page, 300-500 words, PDF format)
3. Application form
Please fill out the application form provided and email it along with the other required documents to Mr. Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2015/12/22. You will receive a reply within three working days to confirm receipt of your submission. Results will be sent out on 2016/01/29. The full text of accepted papers must be submitted by 2016/04/08 otherwise the paper’s acceptance will be forfeited. For more information, please visit our site at http://philosophyntu.wix.com/philoandworld.
I am happy to pass on the news that Sungmoon Kim of the City University of Hong Kong will receive an award for Outstanding Academic Output from South Korea’s Ministry of Education for his book, Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory And Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Congratulations, Sungmoon!
Frank Perkins, acting chair of philosophy at his new academic home of Nanyang Technological University (while Chenyang Li is on leave this year), asked me to post this information about NTU’s graduate program:
The Philosophy Programme at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) is now accepting applications for its M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We have a young and vibrant program with strengths in Chinese Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Moral Philosophy. NTU is one of the world’s elite universities and was ranked 13th among universities worldwide in the most recent QS World University Rankings.
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Last week Daniel Bell published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “Troubles for the ‘China Model’: Meritocracy has worked for Beijing, but to survive, the system needs more openness.” And you might also be interested in this review by Thomas Kelloggg, on ChinaFile.
Daniel Bell will join five panelists to discuss his book The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (Princeton, 2015) at Duke University on Monday, October 19, 5-6:30pm. Details are here.
Leigh Jenco’s review of my Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (Polity, 2013) has been published in the Journal of Moral Philosophy 12(5).
Ethics and the Professions – Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia
Friday, October 16, 2015, 12:15pm
S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Kenneth Winston, Visiting Scholar, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Many Asian countries are in transition, as they struggle to meet the demands of a global world. This struggle is not only economic and political; it is moral. Simply put, it is a struggle to preserve what one believes to be of value in one’s own culture or tradition while responding to new circumstances and participating in new relationships. Thus, it often involves a hybrid of traditional beliefs and transplanted values, which makes Asian countries fascinating sites for the study of political and ethical development. In particular, emerging democratic aspirations and increasing commitment to standards of professionalism are constituent elements of the new moral environment in Asia. As a result, the ethical challenges faced by practitioners have a special urgency and demand close attention. This talk presents a general framework for thinking about these challenges, focusing on the kinds of moral competence professionals require in working for the good of others.
I am happy to share the news that the Univesity of Connecticut’s Department of Philosophy, together with their Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, are advertising a new position in Asian Philosophy. Details here.
Yang Xiao, President of the ISCWP, reports that their panels at the Eastern have been scheduled. (Bill, I imagine that you’ll want to attend these, too :-))
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Philosopher Jiwei Ci from the University of Hong Kong will be spending a couple weeks at Harvard in November and giving a series of lectures. The details here here: Fairbank Democracy and China poster. There will also be a one-day conference on Friday, November 13 titled “Democracy and China: Philosophical-Poltical Reflections” with a number of speakers, and Prof. Ci’s commentary. (I’ll post details of that once it has been finalized.)
The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (Seminar #567) will convene Friday, October 2, from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
John A. Tucker of East Carolina University will present the paper “Yamazaki Ansai’s Discussion of Ren: Heartfelt Ethics and Historical Exemplars.” All are welcome to attend. Please join us after the seminar for dinner at a location to be announced. If you have any questions, contact one of our organizers: Ari Borrell (email@example.com), Tao Jiang (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Deborah Sommer (email@example.com).