Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

Conference in Taipei: “Phenomenology and Chinese Philosophy” (March 18-20)

Dear colleagues,

this is to inform you about the international conference “Selfhood, Otherness, and Cultivation. Phenomenology and Chinese Philosophy” (March 18-20, at National Chengchi University in Taipei). You can still register on our website which also contains many helpful information (list of speakers, abstracts, etc.). The conference is co-hosted by the philosophy department and the interdisciplinary “Research Center on Chinese Cultural Subjectivity in Taiwan” at National Chengchi University. Our guest of honor is Dan Zahavi (Kopenhagen/Oxford) who, besides participating in our conference, will also give a series of lectures next week (see here).

Cordially,
Kai Marchal

 

 

 

New episodes of The Issue is Not The Issue

The Issue is Not the Issue: A Podcast with Hans-Georg Moeller and Dan Sarafinas

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs0MY7rs8J6jWlCdneoPVQ

 

Hans-Georg Moeller and Dan Sarafinas discuss contemporary debates on “political correctness” and related moral and social issues. They point to concepts such as virtue speech (“virtue signalling”), civil religion, “profilicity,” and the role of critique to better understand their nature.

 

Episode 3—Critique:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W1m0Bez8vU

Philosophy today runs the risk of once more becoming the “handmaiden of theology” by being put in the service of civil religion. The Kantian concept of critique is revived to reflect on contemporary dogmatism and associated power structures that lead to phenomena such as “competitive wokeness” in entertainment (Taylor Swift) or the need to write “diversity statements” in academia. The idea of a therapeutic rather than a normative philosophy is suggested and it is explained how society, along with critique, evolves rather than progresses.

 

Episode 4—Profilicity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yz1C0-mtWI

Why do we need to produce “virtue speech”? We need it to be competitive in society and to bolster our public profiles. A new profile-based identity paradigm, called “profilicity,” is on the rise. It is replacing other identity paradigms such as sincerity and authenticity and provides not only individuals but also institutions (political parties, companies, universities, etc.) with identity value.

Article of Interest: “Indeterminate self: Subjectivity, body and politics in Zhuangzi” by Peng Yu

Yu, Peng. “Indeterminate Self: Subjectivity, Body and Politics in Zhuangzi.” Philosophy & Social Criticism, (January 2019). doi:10.1177/0191453718820900.

To see the full article please click here.

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ISCP Newsletter 2_20_19

Dear Friends of the ISCP

I am delighted to report to you that Professor Kwong-Loi Shun has accepted the nomination and has been elected to be our new Chair of the Board of Officers. On behalf of the board of officers, I wish to thank him for taking over the leadership for the future direction of the ISCP, and I also wish to thank the former Chair, Professor Robert C. Neville, for his tireless service to the ISCP over so many years.

Another update is that we have now completed our preliminary program and have published it on our website. Please check it out.

Those of you who will miss this year’s meeting please remember that our next meeting will be held in Shanghai in 2021 at East China Normal University. Professor Yang Guorong will be our new President by then. Please watch for our CFP and submit your abstracts in time.

Best,

JeeLoo Liu

Executive Director, International Society for Chinese Philosophy

http://www.iscp-online.org/

Edward Slingerland – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “Body and Mind in Early China: Embodied Cognition, Digital Humanities, and the Project of Comparative Philosophy” Friday Mar 8 at 5:30pm

THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY

Welcomes: Edward Slingerland (University of British Columbia)

With a response from: Paul Goldin (University of Pennsylvania)

Please join on us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, March 8th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:

Body and Mind in Early China: Embodied Cognition, Digital Humanities, and the Project of Comparative Philosophy

ABSTRACT: It is commonly claimed that mind-body dualism is entirely foreign to China—or “the East” more generally. This talk will explore how engaging with the cognitive sciences and digital humanities undermines claims such as this, and more broadly can help us to do our work as scholars of comparative philosophy. Continue reading →

CFP: 2019 Bond University Interim Conference

About the Conference

The international conference ‘Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Difference’ will be held from Wednesday 28th August to Friday 30th August 2019 at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is hosted by the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies and the Faculty of Society and Design (Bond University), organised with support from the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures and The Centre for East-West Relations (Beijing Foreign Studies University).

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ISCWP January 2019 Newsletter

The ISCWP January 2019 newsletter has been published. This issue features updates from several of the society’s members on their various activities, and a listing of conference panels organized by the society for the 2019 meetings (Eastern, Central, and Pacific) of the American Philosophical Association.

This and past newsletters are available on our web site at the following address: http://www.iscwp.org

Click here for the PDF version.