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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Panels at the 2013 AAR Meeting

There will be a number of panels focusing on Chinese and comparative philosophy at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, beginning this weekend, Saturday, November 23rd, and running through Tuesday, November 26th.  For more information on specifics, see the AAR meeting website: http://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/general-information

The following are panels that I thought might be of interest to readers of this blog (these are just the ones I know of- if any of you know of others that may be of interest, feel free to add them in the comments line): Continue reading “Panels at the 2013 AAR Meeting”

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Indian Philosophy, Religion | 2 comments

CFP: Approaching Ancient Philosophy: the Hows and Whys of Doing Ancient Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPER

“Approaching Ancient Philosophy: the Hows and Whys of Doing Ancient Philosophy”
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics
March 21-22, 2014Submission deadline: 10th January 2014
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November 18, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Louis CK and Mengzi

This clip (below) from Louis CK’s most recent interview on Conan made a splash on social networks.  The whole thing is pretty funny, but the first minute or so reminded me of Mencius 1A7.

Part of what prevents the king in 1A7 from becoming a genuine king in that passage is his disconnect from his subjects.  He feels the suffering of the ox and this tugs at his sprout of compassion.  By contrast, he doesn’t see the suffering of his subjects, so he feels no sympathy for them and fails to treat them benevolently.

Louis CK raises the same general issue for children today and cellphone use. Continue reading “Louis CK and Mengzi”

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Confucianism, Emotions, Mencius, Moral Psychology | no comments

Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy lecture on Truth and Argument in Ancient Chinese Philosophy Dec 6 @5:30pm

THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY

Welcomes:

BRYAN VAN NORDEN (Vassar College)

With responses from:

TIMOTHY CONNOLLY (East Stroudsburg University)

Please join us at Columbia University’s Religion department on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:30 for his lecture called:

“Truth and Argument in Ancient Chinese Philosophy”

ABSTRACT:

Most informed students of comparative Chinese-Western philosophy would agree with the following four claims:  Continue reading “Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy lecture on Truth and Argument in Ancient Chinese Philosophy Dec 6 @5:30pm”

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | 10 comments

CFP: Conferences on Virtue in Chinese Philosophy

An announcement on behalf of Robin Wang…

International Conference on De德(Virtue) in Chinese Philosophy

国际学术研讨会(2014,6月15-17 & 2015, 3月25-27)

In order to promote a deeper understanding of philosophy and culture among civilizations and encourage further professional and cultural exchanges between China and Europe we will hold the conference on virtues in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Venice, Italy.

为了加深对世界文明的理解和推动中国与欧洲的学术交流,我们将与2014年6月15-17在希腊亚里士多德大学,2015年3月25-27在意大利威尼斯大学共同举办首届国际中国德性学术研讨会。

Continue reading “CFP: Conferences on Virtue in Chinese Philosophy”

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments