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

Diversity in Philosophy Journals: A Discussion

This morning at the APA Pacific there was a wide-ranging discussion on the topic of diversity in philosophy journals. The session was chaired by Eric Schwitzgebel, who introduced it as possibly the largest panel ever at the Pacific APA, featuring 7 presenters including Manyul Im, and 15 journal editor-panelists including Franklin Perkins. The audience was also substantial. Continue reading “Diversity in Philosophy Journals: A Discussion”

March 29, 2018 Posted by | Academia, American Philosophical Association, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal Related | 3 comments

2017 ISCP conference

. . . is starting tomorrow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore! Program may be found here.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Journal of World Philosophies announcement

An announcement from Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Universität Konstanz, Department of Philosophy):

The journal Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies has now moved to Indiana University Press. It will be published as an Open Access journal under the title Journal of World Philosophies. Our first issue is scheduled to appear in December 2016. (Confluence’s first four volumes are now found under: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/confluence/index.)

The journal’s Facebook page is to be found under: https://www.facebook.com/Journal-of-World-Philosophies-323570801356967/?ref=bookmarks. I hope to meet you there (I’m going to initiate a discussion on world philosophies after this mailing).

[Congratulations to Prof. Kirloskar-Steinbach and co-editor Jim Maffie on this new phase of their project. The Facebook page includes the table of contents for the new issue; looks very interesting! –TC]

November 20, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Journal News, Journal Related | 3 comments

Daily Nous cartoon hits the mark

See it here.

October 12, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

Is the mind less puzzling in Chinese?

Yes, suggests Perry Link at the The New York Review of Books.

July 8, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

New issue of Confluence

The latest issue of Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies, has just been released. It contains about 300 pages of articles, including a symposium led by Jonardon Ganeri on the question, “Is reason a neutral tool in comparative philosophy?” Near the end of the issue is a short survey article I wrote about the competing role ethical and virtue ethical interpretations of early Confucianism.

June 17, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Indian Philosophy, Methodology | 2 comments

Stephen Hawking on Zhuangzi’s Butterfly


May 20, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

The relational self, and the value of comparative philosophy

An article by Julian Baggini, the latest entry in the New York Times’ “Stone” column.

February 9, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 4 comments

The most cross-cultural APA ever?

The upcoming 2016 APA Pacific will feature sessions on Chinese Philosophy of Language; Contemporary Latin American Philosophy; Jonardon Ganeri’s The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-person Stance; The Moral Significance of Shame and Disgust: Chinese and Western Perspectives; Trends in Brazilian Epistemology; Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism; Comparing Chinese and Korean Philosophies; Contemporary Indigenous Philosophy; Paradox in Contradiction in East Asian Philosophy; Confucianism; Cultural Evolution; and Barry Allen’s Vanishing into Things . . .

. . . and that is just on the main program!

Continue reading “The most cross-cultural APA ever?”

January 16, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

Tsai Chih Chung animated cartoons available on YouTube

Including his versions of Zhuangzi, Laozi, and Zen!

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Popular Culture | no comments

New book: Doing Philosophy Comparatively

My new book introducing the basic concepts and problems of comparative philosophy is now available in paperback on Amazon. A while back, I wrote on this blog about some of the topics that are discussed in the book (here and here).

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Comparative philosophy, Methodology | 2 comments

New study finds no significant difference in Gettier intuitions across cultures

Read about it here (via dailynous.com).

August 20, 2015 Posted by | Empirical Studies, Epistemology | no comments

Genius of the Ancient World: Buddha, Socrates, Confucius

A new three-part series from BBC Four. The first two episodes, on Buddha and Socrates, are available online. Just from watching the first few minutes, it seems like there is a heavy influence of Jaspers’ “Axial Age” theory. If you’ve seen the full episodes already, let the rest of us know what you think!

August 20, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Confucius, Popular Culture | no comments

Confucius on gay marriage

Bryan W. Van Norden comments here.

July 13, 2015 Posted by | Confucianism, Confucius, In the News | 4 comments

Confucius referenced in U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage

“The centrality of marriage to the human condition makes it unsurprising that the institution has existed for millennia and across civilizations. Since the dawn of history, marriage has transformed strangers into relatives, binding families and societies together. Confucius taught that marriage lies at the foundation of government. 2 Li Chi: Book of Rites 266 (C. Chai & W. Chai eds., J. Legge transl. 1967). This wisdom was echoed centuries later and half a world away by Cicero, who wrote, “The first bond of society is marriage; next, children; and then the family.” See De Officiis 57 (W. Miller transl. 1913). There are untold references to the beauty of marriage in religious and philosophical texts spanning time, cultures, and faiths, as well as in art and literature in all their forms.” [Read full opinion here.]

June 28, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 5 comments