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

New Book: Chinese Visions of World Order

Duke University Press has published Bin Wang, ed., Chinese Visions of World Order: Tianxia, Culture, and World Politics, which looks like an important collection of essays. More information is here.

October 20, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Politics | no comments

Forum at CCSU: “Confucianism and American Philosophy”

Mathew Foust and Tim Connolly will both be speaking at Central Connecticut State University on Monday, October 23, from 4:30 to 5:45 in Social Sciences Hall 106; the topic is “Confucianism and American Philosophy: A Forum on Doing Philosophy Comparatively.” It is free and open to the public.

September 28, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

Lambert Reviews Foust, Confucianism and American Philosophy

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.09.21 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Mathew A. Foust, Confucianism and American Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2017, 194pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN: 9781438464756.

Reviewed by Andrew Lambert, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

This book seeks to further develop dialogue between the American pragmatist and transcendentalist traditions, and classical Confucian thought. Scholars have previously noted certain parallels and commonalities, but the aim here is to “expand the scope of this area of comparative philosophy beyond the typically engaged duo of Confucius and Dewey” (p. 129). As a work in comparative philosophy, the book also seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate about the status of non-Western intellectual traditions within the discipline of philosophy. Much has been written recently on this topic,[1] and this work makes its contribution by familiarizing those working in American philosophy with classical Confucian thought, and vice versa.

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September 26, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | no comments

CFP: Global Philosophies and Christian Theology

Call For Papers for a topical issue of Open Theology

Global Philosophies as a New Horizon for Christian Theology and Philosophy of Religion

“Open Theology” (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue “Global Philosophies as a New Horizon for Christian Theology and Philosophy of Religion”, edited by Russell Re Manning and Sarah Flavel (Bath Spa University, UK), prepared in collaboration with Bath Spa Colloquium for Global Philosophy and Religion.  Continue reading “CFP: Global Philosophies and Christian Theology”

September 25, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Religion | no comments

Ivanhoe at Neo-Confucianism Seminar. 10/6/17

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene Friday, October 6th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
Our speaker will be Philip J. Ivanhoe, who will be presenting his chapter on selfishness and self-centredness in Neo-Confucianism from his forthcoming book: Oneness. The companion anthology to this book, The Oneness Hypothesis: Beyond the Boundary of Self, will be published by Columbia University Press.
Please contact Zach Berge-Becker (Rapporteur) if you would like a copy of the paper or with any questions.

September 25, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

CSCP Lecture: Davis on Attention, 10/6/17

THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY

Welcomes:

Jake Davis (New York University)

With a response from:

Katja Vogt (Columbia University)

Please join on us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:

“Is There a Global Norm in Favor of Global Attentiveness?”

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September 25, 2017 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Epistemology, Lecture | no comments

Nelson Reviews Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.09.13 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Kwok-Ying Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh, Springer, 2016, 256pp., $109.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319447629.

Reviewed by Eric S. Nelson, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This book, the fruition of twenty years of research and writing about phenomenology, carefully and insightfully traces the complex historical relations between phenomenology and non-Western thought over the last century. It also offers a critical diagnosis of the contemporary impediments to, and possibilities for, intercultural philosophy.

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September 15, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, European Continental Philosophy | no comments

Collected Essays on Role Ethics

Here is a useful collection of essays by Roger Ames and the late Henry Rosemont: Confucian Role Ethics: A Moral Vision for the 21st Century? (V&R Academic, 2016) that had previously escaped my attention. The Table of contents follows.

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September 13, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Roger Ames, Role Ethics | no comments

CFP: ISCP at Central APA

International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites abstracts of papers for the ISCP panels at APA Central Division meeting in Chicago, IL, February 21- 24, 2018.  The themes and topics are open as long as they are connected with Chinese philosophy. Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation and Contact Information
4. Paper Abstract (200-300 words)

Please  send your submission in Word format or PDF to Qiong Wang by September 17, 2017.

September 12, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: 50th Annual SACP Conference, in Poland

Call for Proposals: Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy 50th Annual Conference, June 8-11th, 2018

Hosted by Pedagogical University of Cracow, Krakow, Poland; supporting co-organizers are National Museum in Krakow and Institute of the Middle and Far East of Jagiellonian University

CONFERENCE THEME: Power and Creativity

Keynote Speaker: Graham Parkes (University of Vienna), “Will to Power and the Field of Dao/De: Nietzsche and Zhuangzi on Creative Experience”

Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: January 31, 2018

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September 10, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe | no comments

CFP: ACPA at 2018 Pacific APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2018 Pacific APA in San Diego

Submission deadline:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2018 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). March 28 – 30, 2018 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California.

Description:  We now welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on an ACPA group session at the 2018 APA Pacific Division Meeting.  (Please note:  We are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Pacific APA 2018, not proposals for a complete panel.)
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September 10, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Body and Cosmos in China: An Interdisciplinary Symposium in Honor of Nathan Sivin

The Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium in honor of Nathan Sivin at Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, on Oct. 14-15, 2017.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  Just click here if you’d like to attend:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/body-and-cosmos-in-china-an-interdisciplinary-symposium-in-honor-of-nathan-sivin-tickets-37455848451.

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September 5, 2017 Posted by | Academia, Asian Philosophy, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Confucius, Cosmology, Daoism, Events, Han Dynasty, History, History of Philosophy, Huainanzi, Human nature, Medicine, Metaphysics, Methodology, Mysticism, Nature, Philosophy in China, Religion, Taoism | one comment

Upcoming EACP Conference in Basel

2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy, Basel, 7-9 September 2017

Almost 100 scholars will present their work at the 2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP: http://www.ea-cp.eu/), which takes place in Basel on September 7-9, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Global Chinese Philosophy.” Two keynote addresses by Prof. Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg) and Prof. Loy Hui-chieh (Singapore) are open to the public. Thomas Fröhlich will talk about “Beyond Confucian Delusions and Illusions. Critical Issues in Chinese Philosophy Today” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Thursday, 7 September, 6–7pm. Loy Hui-chieh will give an address on “Getting Through to a War-loving Ruler: The Mohists and their Elite Audiences” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Friday, 8 September, 6–7pm.

For questions or further information, please write to Ralph Weber. The full conference program follows.

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September 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe | no comments

CFP: ISCWP at 2018 Pacific APA

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2018 APA Pacific Meeting, which will take place in San Diego, March 28- April 1, 2018.

We would like to encourage submissions of proposals of individual papers and panels. We encourage papers or panels that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy (broadly construed). The submissions will be reviewed by all the three members of the board. When we select papers, we normally try to find papers that have common theme to form a panel. You may have a better chance to be accepted if you submit a panel proposal which already has a common theme. Continue reading “CFP: ISCWP at 2018 Pacific APA”

September 1, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Submitting papers to the APA Pacific Main Program

Since I have heard from some APA folks that they are keen to increase the diversity of traditions represented on the APA main programs, it makes sense to pass on the below reminder here. 

Paper submissions for the 2018 APA Pacific Division meeting in San Diego, California, are currently open. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on September 1. If you have a paper you would like to present, please you submit it as soon as possible at the paper submissions website. We urge you submit your paper before 2 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, September 1, after which there will be nobody available at the national office to provide technical assistance.

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August 29, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

IUP World Philosophies series

Indiana University Press has a new-ish series called “World Philosophies” that I have not previously noted here on the blog. See here and below.

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August 29, 2017 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Opportunities, Publishing | one comment

CFP: SACP at 2018 Pacific APA

Call for Papers: SACP PANELS for APA Pacific Division, 2018

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Seattle WA, March 28-30, 2018

The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy invites submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting. Submissions focusing on any area of Asian and/or Comparative philosophy will be considered. Both individual papers and completed panel proposals are encouraged.

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August 29, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: ISCP at 2018 Pacific APA

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites submissions to be considered for ISCP panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting at Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA, March 28- April 1, 2018.  Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy.

REQUIRED (for proposal):

  • Title of Paper
  • Name of Presenter
  • Presenter’s Affiliation
  • Presenter’s e-mail address
  • Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract

Please send each your proposal as an e-mail attachment to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2017.

August 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Dialogues Between Angle and Huang, Guo published

The latest issue of 齐鲁学刊 [Qilu Academic Journal] features an extended, two-part dialogue between Huang Yushun and me, and another dialogue between Guo Ping and me. The topics covered include both substantive and methodological issues related to Huang’s “Life Confucianism (生活儒学),” to the “Liberal Confucianism” defended by both Huang and Guo, and to the idea of “Progressive Confucianism.” See:

August 21, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

New issue of Dao

Issue 16:3 of Dao has been published; details are here and below.

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Forthcoming Book: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy

Michael Sandel and Paul D’Ambrosio have edited a book on Chinese philosophy titled “Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy” that will come out on Harvard University Press in early January 2018. A flyer with more information is available here, and the Table of Contents follows.

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism | no comments

New issue of Journal of Chinese Humanities

Volume 3 of the Journal of Chinese Humanities has been published. Among other things, it contains an interesting discussion of the trend toward “indigenization” in Chinese humanities, and the connection of this to Confucianism, by Wang Xuedian; and a review by Joshua Mason of Huang Yushun’s English-language book, Voice from the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice (translated by Hou Pingping and Wang Keyou; Reading, UK: Paths International, 2016). The Table of Contents is here.

August 4, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Contemporary Confucianism, Tables of Contents | no comments

NEH Summer Institute on Philosophy as a Way of Life

I am happy to announce that Stephen Grimm (Fordham), Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame), and I have received a grant from the NEH to run a 2-week Summer Institute in July 2018 called “Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life.” We will be drawing on Confucian and Buddhist traditions, among others. Some more details are here; I will announce here at Warp, Weft, and Way when applications open, later in the fall, in case anyone is interested.

Interestingly, if Justin at Daily Nous is correct, then the only two NEH Summer Seminars or Institutes awarded to philosophers both have significant non-Western components (the other one is “Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies Project” directed by Christian Coseru and colleagues).

August 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Pedagogy | 6 comments

Fox on Jenco

Russell Arben Fox has posted an engaging set of comments provoked by Leigh Jenco’s book Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West (Oxford, 2015), based on comments Fox delivered at a conference in Singapore. Highly recommended!

August 3, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory | no comments

ToC: Comparative Philosophy 8:2

The latest issue of the free, open-access journal Comparative Philosophy is available here and below. It features a special section on “Comparative Chinese-Western Epistemology.”

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August 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Volume 12, Issue 2 of Frontiers of Philosophy in China, as special issue on environmental ethics, has been published. The Table of Contents is here and below; note that the content is currently freely available for download. Continue reading “Latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China”

July 30, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Environment, Tables of Contents | no comments

Berger to Leiden

Douglas Berger, a specialist in Indian and Chinese comparative philosophy at Southern Illinois University, is moving to the Leiden Institute for Philosophy where he will be Professor of Comparative Philosophy. More information is here. Congratulations, Doug!

July 29, 2017 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Europe | no comments

CFP: Creating a Philosophy for the Future (Macau)

Call for Papers: Creating a Philosophy for the Future

Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme, University of Macau

16th-18th November 2017

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July 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: Adventures in Chinese Realism

Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism”. It has a twofold aim. First, it is about re-discovering the Classics of Chinese Realism, for example Han Fei, Shen Dao, Guanzi, etc. Second, it is about applying Chinese Realim to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.

So far, two panels were organized and held. The first during the APA Pacific session in 2017 and the second at the ISCP conference in 2017. So far, Gordon Mower, PC Lo, Jeremy Huang, Wilson Lee, and Eirik Harris presented their work. These activities shall continue in the future. Once there is enough material of high quality, an edited book becomes an option.

Call for papers / interest: Graduate students and faculty are cordially invited to submit any abstracts / papers for inclusion under this project. Near-term goal is to put together a panel for the APA Pacific conference in 2018.

Contact

Eirik Harris: eirikharrislang@gmail.com

Henry Schneider: hschneider@gmx.ch

July 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Legalism | no comments

New JCP Issue (vol 42 Supplement S1)

A new issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has been published: a special issue devoted to “Time, Space, and Mind: Roots of Humanity.” See here; and the Table of Contents follows.

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July 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

ICCC Journal, including another view on “Tian”

The journal International Communication of Chinese Culture is worth looking at; its latest issues contain many articles related to Chinese philosophy. Of particular interest to me (in light of my essay on Tian) is Ben Huff’s essay, “Servants of Heaven: the place of virtue in the Confucian cosmos.” I’ll paste the abstract of Ben’s essay after the break.

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July 7, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal News | no comments

New essays available on-line; and a bit on translation

For anyone who might be interested, I have added some new works-in-progress to my on-line archive site, including the pre-copyedit version of “Tian as Cosmos in Zhu Xi’s Neo-Confucianism.” Comments are always welcome. Below, I include the abstract to the Tian essay, as well as two paragraphs discussing standards for translation.

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July 5, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Translation, Zhu Xi | 4 comments

Berggruen Prize Nomination Deadline Extended

The nomination deadline for the Berggruen Prize has been extended to July 28th. For more information and to make a nomination, please see www.berggruen.org/prize. It would be great to broaden the pool of candidates being considered!

June 21, 2017 Posted by | Comparative philosophy | 3 comments

Podcast: Seok on Confucian Shame

The New Book Network has an interview with Bongrae Seok concerning his new book, Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Enjoy!

June 21, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Psychology | no comments

Two Concepts of Roles

There are many images and metaphors that might serve as cores of conceptions of something for which one could use the English word “role.”  One way to look for some is to look at words from other languages.  I’ll look here at two, one from Greek and one from old Chinese.

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | Analects, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Ethical Theory, Roger Ames, Role Ethics | 5 comments

New Book: Liu, Neo-Confucianism: Metaphysics, Mind, and Morality

Wiley has published JeeLoo Liu, Neo-Confucianism: Metaphysics, Mind, and Morality. Details are here, and follow below. Congratulations, JeeLoo!

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

CFP on Philosophy and Translation

CALL FOR PAPERS – Tetsugaku Vol. 2, 2018

*Special theme: Philosophy and translation*

*Submission Deadline*:  30 September 2017

Tetsugaku, the International e-Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, calls for papers for the special issue, “Philosophy and translation” (Vol. 2, 2018), edited by Naoko Saito.

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June 14, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Translation | no comments

Wong interviewed at 3am on Pluralism and Zhuangzi

There is a very nice interview with David Wong at 3am; check it out!

June 7, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Crane Reviews Kim, Public Reason Confucianism

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.06.01 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Sungmoon Kim, Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 276pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107106222.

Reviewed by Sam Crane, Williams College

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June 2, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Korea | no comments

New Book: A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Oxford has published a revised and expanded edition of Antony Black, A World History of Political Thought: Its Significance and Consequences. (It actually came out at the very end of 2016.) The volume is notable for taking various traditions that are often called “non-Western” completely seriously, and for its balanced, comparative observations. See more here or below.

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June 1, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory | 9 comments

CFP: SACP at 2018 Eastern APA

CALL FOR PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS

2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association
January 3-6th, 2018. Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA.

Submission deadline: June 16th, 2017

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) group sessions at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

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May 31, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Brasovan, Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism

SUNY has just published Nicholas S. Brasovan’s Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism: An Interpretive Engagement with Wang Fuzhi. Details are here, and pasted below. Congratulations!

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May 30, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Cosmology, Ecology | no comments

Rini Reviews Flanagan, Geography of Morals

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.05.29 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Owen Flanagan, The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility, Oxford University Press, 2017, 362pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN9780190212155.

Reviewed by Regina Rini, New York University

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May 30, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Huang asking for help on Confucian Political Philosophy course

Yong HUANG asked me to post the following here; please post comments/replies here, addressed to him.

Inspired by a similar project that Steve Angle did a few years ago (on which see here, for the original plan, and here, for the outcome), I plan to offer a graduate level course on recent studies of Chinese philosophy in the English speaking world this fall. To have a better focus, I tentatively plan to limit it to Confucian political philosophy. At the end of the semester, each student will be required to write a substantive critical essay on the book he or she chooses to write. I’ll invite those students of high quality papers to do revision until I deem them publishable. Then I’ll invite authors of the books discussed to make responses to these papers. I’ll then seek a publisher to publish these papers, together with authors’ responses, tentatively with the title: Confucian Political Philosophy: The State of the Field.

After a quick search at Amazon, I’ve got the following list of books more or less explicitly devoted to Confucian political philosophy (I don’t include the edited volumes). Here I solicit your help to see whether I’ve missed some other books on Confucian political philosophy published in English since, say, the year of 2000. I’ll be also grateful, of course, if you guys have any other suggestions regarding what I plan to do in this course.

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May 29, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Pedagogy | 3 comments

Priest on DDJ and MMK at CUHK

Graham Priest will be speaking at CUHK on June 5 and 14; details here.

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daodejing, Hong Kong | no comments

Olberding on the Confucian role for etiquette in resisting injustice

Amy Olberding’s “The Moral Gravity of Mere Trifles” at LSE’s The Forum. She begins:

“Some of the most heated critiques of etiquette emphasize a tension between progressive political values and conformity to polite norms. Insistence on polite rules of interaction may, so the worry goes, stifle righteous dissent, suppress critique of the powerful, and mire us all in hidebound tradition. Better to forcefully call out injustice when we see it than abide by polite rules that sacrifice moral progress to surface social accord. In these critiques, etiquette can seem an enemy of salutary change and a barrier to justice. This reasoning, the early Confucians would argue, misses much about how etiquette works and what it contributes to moral life….”

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Ritual | no comments

CFP: ACPA at 2018 Eastern APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2018 Eastern APA

Submission deadline:  June 9, 2017

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

January 3 – 6, 2018 at the Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA.

Description:  We now welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2018 APA Eastern Division Meeting.  (Please note:  We are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2018, not proposals for a complete panel.)

We are open to submissions that engage with Chinese philosophy in a wide variety of ways and we are not specifying a theme for the group session prior to receiving proposals.  However, for the 2018 Eastern APA, the ACPA board particularly welcomes proposals for individual papers that engage in some way with the work of our late colleague Professor Jiyuan Yu (1964 – 2016), who passed away on November 3, 2016.

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May 29, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: ISCWP at Eastern APA

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2017 APA Eastern Division meeting (which will take place in January 3-6, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia, USA). 

Please send all submissions Send abstracts and proposals to: xiaoy@kenyon.edu by Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Our Goal: We would like to encourage submissions of proposals of individual papers and panels. We welcome any papers or panels that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy. The submissions will be reviewed by all the three members of the board. When we select papers, we normally try to find papers that have common theme to form a panel. You may have a better chance to be accepted if you submit a panel proposal which already has a common theme.

We especially encourage you to submit paper or panel proposals that explore the connections between Continental philosophy and Chinese philosophy. A possible panel on the teaching of Chinese and comparative philosophy is under consideration.

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May 25, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, European Continental Philosophy | no comments

ToC Dao 16:2

The latest issue of Dao is now available (16:2, June 2017) . The Table of Contents follows.

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May 23, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Hutton Reviews Tan, ed., Methodologies Handbook

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.05.21 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Sor-hoon Tan (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies, Bloomsbury, 2016, 375pp., $176.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472580313.

Reviewed by Eric L. Hutton, University of Utah

This 18-chapter anthology is potentially of interest to at least three distinct audiences: philosophers and other scholars whose primary focus is not Chinese philosophy, undergraduate and graduate students who aspire to become specialists in Chinese philosophy, and scholars who are already established specialists in Chinese philosophy. My review will be organized around what the volume offers and how well it serves each of these potential audiences.

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May 23, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Announcing “The Deviant Philosopher” Website

A team based at the University of Oklahoma have just announced a splendid new website devoted to teaching “deviant philosophy.” It is made up of Primers, Units and Lessons, and Exercises and Activities, all designed to be incorporated into existing courses or to spur the creation of new ones. The editors are also very interested in new content, so please contribute! Their discussion of the meaning of “deviant philosophy” helps to make clear the scope of the project:

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May 20, 2017 Posted by | Asian-American Philosophy, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Japanese philosophy, Korean Philosophy, Pedagogy | no comments

Bern Workshop on Emotions as Skills in Chinese and Græco-Roman Ethics

The Good Life and the Art of Feeling: Emotions as Skills in Chinese and Græco-Roman Ethics
Workshop, University of Bern, June 7-9
The workshop is a part of the project “The Art of Feeling: Cultivated Emotions in Early Chinese and Græco-Roman Thought” at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bern (Project description here) and will consist in talks by several prominent scholars of Ancient and Chinese philosophy and open discussions. The poster with more information is here.
The workshop is open to anyone interested, but registration is required to participate in the conference dinner and for accommodation.
For registration and further information, please contact David Machek at david.machek@philo.unibe.ch.

May 16, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Emotions, Europe | no comments

Chan at Harvard on “Democratic Equality and Confucian Hierarchy”

Faculty Seminar with Joseph Chan – “Democratic Equality and Confucian Hierarchy”

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard will be hosting a seminar with Joseph Chan, who will present his paper, “Democratic Equality and Confucian Hierarchy.” Archon Fung will be the discussant. This event is co-sponsored with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, May 23 3:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

More information here.

May 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Democracy | no comments

CFP: ISCP at 2018 Eastern APA

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two sessions at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of American Philosophical Association (APA) on January 3-6 in Savannah, GA.

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May 13, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New issue of FPC Vol.12, No.1, 2017

Table of Contents for the latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China follows…

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May 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Harris Reviews Fraser, The Philosophy of the Mozi

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.05.07 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Chris Fraser, The Philosophy of the Mozi: The First Consequentialists, Columbia University Press, 2016, 293pp., $40.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231149273.

Reviewed by Eirik Lang Harris, City University of Hong Kong

When I was a graduate student casting around for ideas for a dissertation topic, one of my mentors suggested that I find some topic X, generally denigrated in the literature, and formulate an argument of the sort, “X is not as stupid as it sounds.” In an important sense, this is what Chris Fraser has done in examining the early Chinese text the Mozi. He examines the philosophical ideas of the Mohists as they appear in this text and provides not only the most charitable account of their philosophical ideas to appear in any Western language but also the first book length treatment of this text by a philosopher in at least 50 years.

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May 8, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Mohism | 3 comments

ASACP Conference: Call for Papers Extended

Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP) Conference, 10-12 July 2017. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Proposals for papers and panels should be submitted via email to Dr Leesa Davis (leesa.davis@deakin.edu.au<mailto:leesa.davis@deakin.edu.au>) with “ASACP 2017” in the subject line. Closing date for proposals: Thursday June 1 2017

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May 2, 2017 Posted by | Asian Philosophy, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Confucianism Podcasts

Robert Neville and Bin SONG are interviewed about several topics related to Confucianism (or Ruism) in series of podcasts produced by the student team of the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University. They are available here. The series’ topics include: Boston Confucianism, Confucianism’s take on the last election, the relevance of Confucianism to contemporary American society, Confucian education, civil examinations, why Ruism may be preferred over Confucianism, Ruism’s political philosophy, Ruist metaphysics, etc.

May 2, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Popular Culture | no comments

2016 Dao Annual Best Essay Award Winner

 

Dao has established The Annual Best Essay Award since 2007. In addition to a certificate of achievement, the award comes along with a prize of US$1,000. The award winners are noted in the website of this journal as well as the website of Springer, the publisher of this journal. The award ceremony is held each year at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Eastern Division), where a special panel on the theme of the award winning essay is held.

The selection process consists of two stages. At the beginning of each year, a nominating committee of at least three editorial members, who have not published in Dao in the given year, is established. This committee is charged with the task of nominating three best essays published in the previous year. These three essays are then sent to the whole editorial board for deliberation. The final winner is decided by a vote by all editorial board members who are not authors of the nominated essays.

The editorial board has just finished its deliberation on the best essay published in 2016, and the award is given to:

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April 30, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal News | no comments

Huff Reviews Vallor, Technology and the Virtues

This book is notable for drawing on multiple traditions of thought about virtue, including Confucianism and Buddhism…

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.04.20 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Shannon Vallor, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting, Oxford University Press, 2016, 309pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190498511.

Reviewed by Benjamin I. Huff, Randolph-Macon College

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April 27, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Virtue | no comments