Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

Call for Abstract: ISCP at the 2024 APA Eastern

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy is excited to announce that they are planning to have two group sessions at the Eastern Division American Philosophical Association (APA) in New York, NY on January 15–18, 2024. Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese philosophy, including comparative engagements with other traditions, are welcomed. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh with “ISCP APA Eastern” in the subject line. Please read below for more information on submissions.

Submission Deadline: June 12th, 2023

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CFP: ECNU 2023 Graduate Chinese Philosophy Conference

The East China Normal University is happy to announce that they will be hosting a graduate philosophy conference titled Chinese Philosophy Now and Then. This conference will take place on November  17th-19th, 2023. This conference is intended for graduate students and emerging scholars and encourages conversation between moments in time within the field of Chinese philosophy. They are currently accepting papers that should be focused on Chinese philosophy; presentations on other areas and disciplines of philosophy may enrich the discussion and are also welcome for abstract submissions. Please submit your abstract by September 1, 2023 to this email. Please read below for more information on submissions.

CFP: 12th East-West Philosopher’s Conference

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i at Mãnoa is happy to announce they will be hosting the 12th East-West Philosopher’s Conference on May 25-31, 2024 at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. They are currently accepting paper proposals to be presented at the conference. This year’s conference explores the many dimensions of trauma and healing. All abstracts (which should be between 250-300 words) should be emailed to the Conference organizers. Those who are accepted should know by December 15th, 2023. Please click here for more information on submissions and the conference itself.

Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2023

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New Book: Key Concepts in World Philosophies

Bloomsbury has recently published a new book titled Key Concepts in World Philosophies: A Toolkit for Philosophers edited by Sarah Flavel and Chiara Robbiano. This new book brings together 45 core ideas associated with a variety of different philosophers all across the globe. It utilizes a universal theme of self-cultivation and transformation in order to connect each concept. Please click here to read more about the book or to purchase it.

CFP: ISCP Session at AAR 2023 Meeting

The ISCP is planning to hold an invited Related Scholarly Organization session at the 2023 meeting of the American Academy of Religion (which takes place Nov 18-21 in San Antonio, TX). They are currently inviting the submission of abstracts for individual papers for consideration. Presentation time will be limited to 20 minutes to allow for discussion. Please read below for more information about submissions. Please note that participants in RSO sessions are required to register for the AAR meeting.

Deadline for abstract: June 17th  (Please submit the abstract in one email to all members of the ISCP Executive Committee).

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New Book: A Tripartite Self

Oxford University Press has recently published A Tripartite Self: Mind, Body, and Spirit in Early China by Lisa Raphals. In this book, the author argues that there was an important divergence in early China between the two views of the self. In one, mind and spirit are closely aligned, and are understood to rule the body as a ruler rules a state. But in the other, the person is tripartite, and mind and spirit are independent entities that cannot be reduced to a material-non-material binary.The book addresses both philosophical and technical literature (including evidence from Chinese excavated texts) to broaden a type of inquiry that frequently is applied only to philosophical texts. Please click here for more information.

New Book: The Evolution of Pragmatism in India

A new book has been published by the University of Chicago Press titled Evolution of Pragmatism in India: An Intellectual Biography of B.R. Ambedkar written by Scott R. Stroud.  In this book, Stroud delivers a comprehensive exploration of the influence of John Dewey’s pragmatism on Bhimrao Ambedkar. He focuses on not only on the philosophical ideas Dewey employs but also on how his persuasive techniques drew on pragmatism’s commitment to reconstruction. The author further argues that Ambedkar developed his own version of pragmatism—one influenced by his Indian context and his reconstructive interest in Buddhism. Please click here to learn more about the book or purchase it.

New Book: The Islamic-Confucian Synthesis in China

Lexington Books has recently published an edited volume, The Islamic-Confucian Synthesis, edited byZongping Sha and Shuchen Xiang. The volume contains five essays translated into English from Chinese on the topic of the indigenization of Islamic thought. It introduces to an international audience the hybridization of traditions throughout the millennia of Chinese history. Click here for more information on the book!

Visting Program: CUHK Research Centre

The 2-week visiting programs organized by the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture at the Department of Philosophy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong are now open for application. The program is meant to promote exchanges with scholars from around the world by providing financial assistance for visiting scholars to conduct research. To apply for the program you must be a scholar, postdoctoral fellow, or a PhD student from the field of Chinese Philosophy. Please read below for more information about the application or click here to visit the website to apply.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2023

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