Author Archives: Aris Dashiell

Article of Interest: Extending Kindness: A Confucian Account

Waldemar Brys’ article “Extending Kindness: A Confucian Account” has recently been published in the Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. In this article, Brys argues that kindness cannot do all the theoretical work that Mengzi wants it to do if one interprets it as an emotion. Brys concludes in this article that the notion of extending kindness is best understood as the exercise of a capacity for intelligently performing kind actions. Please click here to read the article.

Online Lecture: Art and Morality from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies is happy to announce that they will be hosting a hybrid lecture on art and morality from Mao Zedong’s 1942 Yenan Talks to Xi Jinping’s 2014 speech on artistic practice. For this lecture the university is welcoming Professor Eva Man. Please click here to register and here for the event link.

Event Date: November 30th, 5:30-6:45pm (PST)

33rd Comparative Philosophy Workshop

Sun Yet-sen University is happy to announce that they will be hosting the 33rd Comparative Philosophy Workshop:

Topic: “It all lies in showing the proper countenance: Confucian relationality as ethical challenge.”
Speaker: Sor-hoon TAN (Professor of Philosophy, Singapore Management University)
Moderator: Jun-Hyeok KWAK (Professor of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University)
Time: November 24th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Beijing Time)
Virtual Meeting through VooV

Please click here to sign up and here for more information about the workshop.

Sor-hoon TAN 
is Professor of Philosophy and Academic Director of Politics, Law and Economics at Singapore Management University.  Professor TAN received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2000 and before joining the faculty of Singapore Management University, she taught at National University of Singapore. Her main teaching and research interests are in Confucianism, Chinese Political Thought, John Dewey’s Pragmatist Philosophy, and Democratic Theory. She has published numerous books and articles including Confucian Democracy — A Deweyan Reconstruction of Confucianism (State University of New York, 2004) and Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies (Bloomsbury 2016).

CFP: European Association for Chinese Philosophy

The 4th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) will take place in Macerata, Italy on June 16-18, 2023. The theme for the conference is “Interpretation and reinvention”. Scholars interested in Chinese philosophy and philosophy in China are invited to submit proposals for individual papers or panels to Selusi Ambrogio.  The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2022. Click here for more information on submissions and the conference as a whole.