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

New Book: Patriotism in East Asia

Jun-Hyeok Kwak (Soongsil University; website here) writes: 
I am very pleased to inform you that Patriotism in East Asia in the Routledge Series of Political Theories in East Asia has just been published. Please
find the website here in case you are interested. This volume contributes to the debates surrounding patriotism and nationalism in East Asia, and investigates the feasibility of non-enthnocentric patriotism in countries across the region.

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September 18, 2014 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Political Theory, Politics | no comments

Dao Article Discussion: Curzer on Harris

The latest in our series of discussion pieces on recent articles published in Dao, here we have Howard Curzer (Texas Tech), an Aristotle sepcialist who has also developed an interest in early Confucianism, commenting on Thorian Harris’s essay. For Harris’s piece, click here




Harris begins by combining and fleshing out Aristotle’s scattered, elliptical remarks about the sense of shame in an admirably charitable and plausible way….

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September 18, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Dao Article Discussion, Situationism | 13 comments

On Templeton Foundation Grants

I have recently begun a term on the Advisory Board of the John Templeton Foundation (JTF). I know that there has been considerable discussion of effects of JTF’s funding on the field over the years, but based just on my own limited interaction with current JTF leadership, staff, and other advisors, I find the Foundation’s current approach to supporting work in philosophy to be open and commendable. In fact, JTF’s core commitment to challenging mainstream views within our discipline is increasingly leading the Foundation to recognize the role that non-Western philosophy can play in furthering its objectives.

To that end, I want to call attention to the current possibility of applying to JTF for funding:

As part of its fall open submission cycle, the John Templeton Foundation welcomes online funding inquiries in the areas of philosophy and theology.  The submission window is August 1 to October 1, 2014.  Proposed philosophical projects need not have religion or theology as a focus.  To submit an online funding inquiry, please visithttp://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/our-grantmaking-process.

Please note that the Templeton Foundation does not normally provide dissertation fellowships through this open submission process.  For more information on the kinds of projects that the Foundation can support, visit http://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/core-funding-areas/science-and-the-big-questions.

September 18, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments