CFP for Panel on Trauma and Healing at 12th East-West Philosophers’ Conference (May 24-31, 2024)

Title of Proposed Panel: Orientation-Philosophical Explorations of Trauma and Disorientation

Organizers: Dr. Reinhard G. Mueller and Dr. Olga Faccani (on behalf of the Hodges Foundation for Philosophical Orientation)

Thomas Laqueur, writing in the London Review of Books in 2010, signaled the emergence of our age as one experienced as trauma by highlighting the verifiable surge in the term’s usage: “Having once been relatively obscure, it is now found everywhere: used in the New York Times fewer than 300 times between 1851 and 1960, it has appeared 11,000 times since.” As trauma’s omnipresence surges, not least through the Coronavirus pandemic and recent wars, the challenge arises: How do we orient ourselves in a rapidly changing world and to cascading waves of traumatic experiences? How do we cope with disorienting crises?

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May Sim Lecture: Comparing Aristotle and the Early Confucians

The Center for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics would like to invite everyone to the following lecture:

Professor May Sim, Holy Cross University
“Identity, Difference & Metaphysics: Comparing Aristotle and the Early Confucians”

Date: Friday 8 December 2023, 3:00PM EST/8:00PM GMT

Topic: CASEP Research Fellow Lecture
Time: Dec 8, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 925 8171 5369
Passcode: 961174

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MA Program: Renmin University

Renmin University of China in Being is happy to call for application to their two-year MA program in Chinese Philosophy, Religion and Culture (CPRC) at the School of Philosophy. All courses in the CPRC program are taught in English. It offers students an excellent opportunity to study Chinese philosophy and religion while living in China. Currently there are still scholarships available for students. The application period runs from November 15th, 2023 to April 30th, 2024. Interested students can contact Prof. Jifen Li  or Prof. Dennis Schiling. Please read below for more information about the program.

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DECEMBER 1st: “Mind the Gap: Methodological Pluralism in Comparative Philosophy”–Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy


Welcomes you to an IN-PERSON meeting:

Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University): « Mind the Gap: Methodological Pluralism in Comparative Philosophy  »

With responses from Katja Vogt (Columbia University)

ABSTRACT: Despite the political polarization that characterizes many of our societies and much of the world, comparative philosophy — which depends on crossing various kinds of boundaries — is intellectually and professionally doing reasonably well. Exciting new work continues to appear and venues for publication and discussion (print and digital, in person and on-line) are proliferating. Another thing that is proliferating, though, is names for what it is we are doing. Are comparative, cross-cultural, intercultural, blended, and fusion philosophy all the same thing? What do they share and where do they diverge, and why? Can we identify a distinctive project of comparative philosophy and say why it is important? Based on a broad survey of approaches, in this essay I offer answers to these questions. I maintain that whenever we do philosophy by drawing on at least two significantly different traditions of philosophy, we are doing comparative philosophy. Unpacking some of the key words in this definition will enable me to clarify some persistent confusions as well as to stress the constitutive gamble that lies at the heart of all comparative philosophy. I identify three different ways to do comparative philosophy well—Comparison Philosophy, Rooted Global Philosophy, and Emergent Intercultural Philosophy—and argue that which method to choose depends both on the values that motivate one’s inquiry and on the pragmatic situation that frames one’s work.

DATE: December 1st, 2023
TIME: 5:30 pm EST
LOCATION: Philosophy Hall, Room 716, Columbia University, 1150 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

Job Opening: Moravian University

Moravian University is happy to announce they are accepting applications for a new assistant/associate professor of philosophy beginning in Fall of 2024. Successful candidates will have a terminal degree (PhD preferred) in Philosophy or a closely related field. AOS: philosophy of science. AOC: artificial intelligence, value theory, and/or the history of philosophy (Western, Indigenous, and/or non-Western). Please click here for more information or to apply to this job. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kin Cheung, Chair of Philosophy.

CFP: Defining Aesthetics through East Asian Philosophy

The Journal of East Asian Philosophy is happy to announce that they are now accepting papers for their special issue “Following the Brush: Defining Aesthetics through East Asian Philosophy”. These papers are meant to be on the broad topic of defining the field of aesthetics through an engagement with East Asian philosophy. Please read below for more information on submissions.

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Funded Graduate Study Opportunity

The Traditional China Chair at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich is soliciting applications for a Ph.D. position in Classical Sinology (80 % FTE). Work towards the Ph.D. will be carried out under the auspices of the SNSF project “Literary Forms and Epistemic Goals in Early Chinese Texts” (Principal Investigator: Dr. R. Suter). The doctoral thesis will be jointly supervised by Prof. W. Behr and Dr. Suter. See here for more information.

CFP: Post-Comparative Ethics

A message from Prof. Robin Wang:

The open access journal Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) is pleased to announce that we have launched a new Special Issue entitled “Going Beyond Comparative Ethics: Post-Comparative Ethics in Philosophic and Religious Traditions”. I am serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

I would like to cordially invite contribute to the Special Issue. For more information on the issue, please visit the Special Issue website at

Papers may be submitted from now until 25 September 2024 as papers will be published on an ongoing basis if accepted for publication following peer review. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (

ToC: Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture 40

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is delighted to announce the publication of Issue 40. This volume is dedicated to the special theme, “Towards a More Comprehensive Moral Psychology: Integrating East Asian Perspectives,” and has been curated by guest editor Doil Kim. It features five articles that delve deeply into this subject.

In addition to the special theme articles, it includes an individual article and a book review. This includes the Scholar’s Corner section by Halla Kim, titled “Korean Philosophy Today: Retrospect and Prospect,” and a book review by Alex Haskins on the Handbook of Confucianism in Modern Japan, edited by Shaun O’Dwyer. JCPC welcomes contributions from qualified authors worldwide, both in the form of articles and book reviews. The full volume is available online at