Warp, Weft, and Way

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

Valmisa Dissertation Information

Mercedes Valmisa asked me to post the below information about her recently defended dissertation; congratulations, Mercedes! Her dissertation is available for download through ProQuest and Academia.edu, and anyone who is interested can also contact her to get a copy (regatular@gmail.com or mvalmisa@princeton.edu).

Changing Along with the World: Adaptive Agency in Early China
Mercedes Valmisa
Dissertation Adviser: Willard Peterson
Committee: Martin Kern, Melissa Lane, Franklin Perkins


One of the major philosophical problems in Early China was the relationship between the person and the world, and in particular, how to act in relation to the world. This dissertation addresses the problem of agency in Early China, and pursues three main guiding questions: how to act efficaciously in different situations, how to cope with uncertainty and unpredictability in ordinary life, and how to achieve control and freedom.

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May 31, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Dissertation | no comments

CFP: SACP at 2018 Eastern APA


2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association
January 3-6th, 2018. Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA.

Submission deadline: June 16th, 2017

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) group sessions at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

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May 31, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments