Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

CFP: Teaching Philosophy as a Way of Life

Jane Drexler and Ryan Johnson are co-editing a special issue of American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy focused on philosophy as a way of life, and are looking for contributions, including those with an emphasis on non-Western philosophies. See here for more information.

New Book: One Corner of the Square

One Corner of the Square: Essays on the Philosophy of Roger T. Ames. Edited by Ian M. Sullivan and Joshua Mason. University of Hawaii Press, 2021.
 
This volume contains contributions from 33 scholars who studied with Roger Ames. Their chapters reflect on, analyze, and sometimes critique Ames’s work, building on his legacy of comparative and Chinese philosophy and taking themes from his career in novel directions. 
 
For more information or to order the book, see the publisher’s website here:
(See the contents of the book below)

Continue reading →

The Analects of Confucius – Seminar Series (Oxford)

Philiminality Oxford is delighted to announce an upcoming series of talks (online) on the Analects of Confucius. The ideas to be found in the Analects have been so influential that they are often seen as the cornerstone of Confucianism. In this seminar series, we will be hosting three talks on the Analects by leading experts in Confucian thought, covering topics in ethics and political thought.
  • Prof. Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University), “The Analects and Modern Moral Philosophy” (Monday 3 May, 3-4.30pm BST)
  • Prof. LI Chenyang (Nanyang Technological University), “Li as Cultural Grammar: On the Relation Between Li and Ren in Confucius’ Analects” (Monday 17 May, 10-11.30am BST)
  • Prof. TAN Sor-Hoon (Singapore Management University), “Confucian Democracy and the Analects” (Monday 31 May, 10-11.30am BST)
REGISTRATION:

To register and receive Zoom details, please register here: https://forms.gle/KnQuzkgW2r9j8zYx6

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at:  philiminality.ox[at]gmail.com.

Organisers: Heeyoung Tae, Lea Cantor, Sihao Chew, and Flaminia Pischedda

Abstracts of all three talks follow.

Continue reading →

ToC: Asian Philosophy 31:2

Pages: 105-120
Published online: 31 Jan 2021

Bin Song Reviews Brown and McLeod at NDPR

Notre Dame Philosophical Review

2021.03.01 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod, Transcendence and Non-Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought, Bloomsbury, 2021, 245pp., $115.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350082533.

Reviewed by Bin Song, Washington College

To paraphrase Kant’s words on enlightenment, I propound that on the topic of transcendence and non-naturalism in Chinese and comparative philosophy, although we do not have a reckoned book yet, we finally have a book of reckoning. Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod discern two major reasons why scholars assume there is no robust idea of transcendence, and hence, take naturalism as an inevitable lens for interpreting early Chinese thought: Firstly, some of these scholars would like to find in early Chinese thought something that is different from the West, mainly from Christianity. Secondly, some of them would like to find in early Chinese thought something that looks the same as the West, viz., the same as the scientific and analytic mindset prevalent in Western academia since early modern Europe.
Continue reading →

ISCP session at the 2021 APA Central Division meeting!

Xiaomei Yang writes on behalf of ISCP Executive Director Ann Pang-White:
The APA Central Division meeting will be held virtually on February 22-27 due to the coronavirus pandemic.  ISCP has sponsored a great session on Feb. 27 (see below).  We had three very successful sessions at APA Eastern Division Meeting. We encourage you to support ISCP session at the Central Division Meeting with equal enthusiasm.  The executive team would also like to thank Dr. Jing HU, ISCP liaison to the Central Division, for her excellent effort in organizing the session.
To register for the conference: https://www.apaonline.org/event/2021central
To view the whole meeting program: https://www.apaonline.org/page/2021C_program
Attached below are a list of the speakers from ISCP section on the program:

Continue reading →

Virtual lecture: Allan “Yin, Yang, and Qi before Yinyang Theory”

Yin , Yang , and Qi  before Yinyang Theory: The Role of Metaphor in the Formation of a Correlative System

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Online – Zoom Webinar

Speaker: Sarah Allan, Professor of Asian Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College

Panelist/Discussant: Mark Csikszentmihalyi, Professor and Eliaser Chair of International Studies, EALC, UC Berkeley

Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Continue reading →