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

Chinese Phil-Related Panels at Pacific APA

I have done my best to compile and organize chronologically all the Chinese Philosophy-related panels, lectures, and other events at the Pacific APA, coming up in Seattle next week. If you notice anything I have left out, please let me know. I did not include papers or panels that relate solely to other East Asian traditions — happily, there are several of these, but I decided to limit myself to Chinese philosophy for the purpose of this list.

2017 Pacific APA Chinese Philosophy Panels

 

Wednesday, 9: 00 – Noon

 

CANCELLED: Book Symposium: Owen Flanagan, The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility

Chair: Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)

Speakers:

Meena Krishnamurthy (University of Michigan)

Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee (University of Hawaii–West Oahu)

Galen Strawson (University of Texas at Austin)

Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University)

Owen Flanagan (Duke University)

 

APA Committee Session: Knowledge and Action: East Meets West

Arranged by the APA Committee on International Cooperation

Chair: Chienkuo Mi (Soochow University)

Speakers: Kai-Yee Wong (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

“Concepts and Philosophical Knowledge”

Leo Cheung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

“Knowledge and Cognitive Ability”

Adam Carter (University of Glasgow)

“Knowledge and Performance Normativity”

Chienkuo Mi (Soochow University)

“Knowledge as Action and Knowledge in Action” [abstract]

Wan-Chuan Fang (Soochow University)

“Skillful Coping and Intention in Action”

 

Wednesday 6-8pm

 

Topic: Interventions in Early Chinese Philosophy: Daoism and Confucianism

Chair: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University)

Speakers: Andrej Fech (Southern University of Science and Technology)

“‘Naturalness’ and Gravitation”

John R. Williams (National University of Singapore)

“A Zhuangzian Response to the Absolutist Challenge”

Shirong Luo (Simmons College)

“Were the Early Confucians Happy?”

Colin Lewis (University of Utah)

“Yu in the Xunzi: Toward a Precise Understanding”

 

Wednesday 8-10pm

 

Topic: Perceiving Reality in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Hui-chieh Loy (National University of Singapore)

Presenters: John R. Williams (National University of Singapore)

“Forlorn Birds, Happy Fish, and Swanky Apes: On the Zhuangzi’s Use of Non-human Animals”

Lili Zhang (Nanyang Technological University)

“Gender, Anti-Essentialism,and Eight Trigrams”

Lake Davidson (Colorado State University)

“Li and Music in the Chinese Philosophical Tradition”

Michael Harrington (Duquesne University)

“The Concept of the Absurd and Confucian Yijing Commentary”

James Giles (Roskilde Universitet)

“The Non-Being of Neo-Taoism”

Jing Liu (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

“The Temporality of Dao: Permanence and Transience”

 

Society for the Study of Philosophy and the Martial Arts, Session 1

Chair: Joseph J. Lynch (California Polytechnic State University)

Speakers: David Robinson (Curry College)

“A Place Within Uechi Ryu”

Brian Keith Bergen-Aurand (Bellevue College)

“Injury, Impairment, Disability: The Adaptive Art of Aikido”

Steven Geisz (University of Tampa)

“Taijiquan as Transformative Practice: Perception, Cognition, and Appreciation”

Commentator: Joseph J. Lynch (California Polytechnic State University)

 

Thursday 1-4

 

Colloquium: Moral Epistemology, 1: 00-2: 00

Chair: David Corner (California State University, Sacramento)

Speaker: Kuan-Hung Chen (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

“Core Intellectual Virtues and Epistemic Villains in the Xunzi” [abstract + preprint]

Commentator: Laura Specker Sullivan (University of Washington)

 

APA Committee Session: New Funding Organizations and the Direction of Philosophy

Arranged by the APA Committee on Lectures, Publications and Research

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Cornell University)

Speakers: Michael Murray (The John Templeton Foundation)

Daniel Bell (Berggruen Institute)

Justin Weinberg (University of South Carolina)

  1. A. Paul (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

 

Thursday 4-6pm

 

Chinese Philosophy Reception (Free food; cash bar; open to all; see here.)

 

Thursday 6-8pm

 

Topic: Confucian Philosophy

Chair: Ian M. Sullivan (Kennesaw State University)

Speakers: Chenyang Li (Nanyang Technological University)

“Community without Harmony?: A Confucian Critique of Michael Sandel”

Weimin Sun (California State University, Northridge)

“Concerns over Angle’s Translation of Li as Coherence”

Jing Iris Hu (Seattle University)

“Moral Cognition and Sympathy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Moral Cognition in Mencius”

Xiaoran Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

“Toward a Reunion of Virtue and Conduct: How Confucianism Provides a New Methodology”

Ellie Hua Wang (National Chengchi University)

“Crafting the Self Through Losing the Self: Exploring Xunzi’s Ideal Self”

 

Thursday 8-10pm

 

Topic: Topics in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Ian M. Sullivan (Kennesaw State University)

Speakers: Bongrae Seok (Alvernia University)

“Cognitive and Developmental Interpretation of Confucian Ritual and Music: Xunzi’s Philosophy of Moral and Aesthetic Pleasure”

Jeremy Huang (National University of Singapore)

“Metaphysical Dao vs. Antilanguage Dao: A Juxtaposition of Chen Guying and Chad Hansen’s Interpretations of the Daodejing”

Christopher Kirby (Eastern Washington University)

“Moral Expertise in the Zhuangzi”

Ian M. Sullivan (Kennesaw State University)

“Role Virtuosity and Relationality: How Role Ethics and Virtue Ethics Diverge”

 

Friday 9-noon

 

Invited Symposium: The Cross-cultural and the Cosmopolitan in Aesthetics

Chair: Jonathan Weinberg (University of Arizona)

Speakers: Michael Rings (Pacific Lutheran University)

“Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism and Music-making”

Nalini Bhushan (Smith College)

“Aesthetics in India During British Rule: Strategic Choices, Cosmopolitan Sensibilities” [abstract]

Monique Roelofs (Hampshire College)

“Getting Near and Going Far: Three Cosmopolitan Strategies for Rethinking the Local and the Global in Aesthetics” [abstract]

Eva Man (Hong Kong Baptist University)

“Metaphysics, Corporeality, and Visuality: A Developmental and Comparative Review of the Discourses on Chinese Ink Painting” [abstract]

 

Friday 1-4pm

 

Invited Symposium: Plato’s Virtues Through Stoic and Confucian Eyes

Chair: Harvey Lederman (University of Pittsburgh)

Speakers: Sara Magrin (University of California, Berkeley)

“Philosophers-Kings and Stoic Sages: Epictetus’ Account of the “Starting Points” (aphormai) of Virtue”

Eric Hutton (University of Utah)

“Plato, Through Confucian Eyes”

Commentators: Richard King (Universität Bern)

Simon Shogry (Princeton University)

 

Colloquium: Metaphysics III, 3: 00-4: 00

Chair: Mark Makin (Biola University)

Speaker: Li Kang (Syracuse University)

“When Huayan Buddhism Meets Analytic Metaphysics” [abstract + preprint]

Commentator: Bobby Bingle (Duke University)

 

APA Committee Session: Dealing with the Unreal

Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

Chair: Alexus McLeod (University of Connecticut)

Speakers: Malcolm Keating (Yale-NUS College)

“The Self is a Sky-flower: Doing Metaphor with Empty Terms”

Laura Guerrero (Utah Valley University)

“Buddhist Fictionalism Reconsidered”

Julianne Chung (University of Louisville)

“Form and Content in the Zhuangzi: A Fictionalist Perspective” [abstract]

Commentator: Jay L. Garfield (Smith College)

 

Friday 4-6pm

 

APA Committee Session: Dialogues Between African and Asian Philosophy

Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers

Speakers: Alexus McLeod (University of Connecticut)

“A Concept of Personhood Based on Classical Chinese and Traditional West African Views”

Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut)

“African and Asian Philosophy: A Conversation”

David Kim (University of San Francisco)

“Creolizing Kongzi: Africana Contributions to Confucian Political Theory”

 

Saturday 9-noon

 

Book Symposium: Loubna El Amine, Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Chair: Shirong Luo (Simmons College)

Speakers: David Elstein (State University of New York at New Paltz)

Eirik Lang Harris (City University of Hong Kong)

Ellie Hua Wang (National Chengchi University)

Loubna El Amine (Northwestern University)

 

Saturday 4-6pm

 

APA Committee Session: The Current State of Asian and Asian American Philosophers

Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

Chair: Jonathan Y. Tsou (Iowa State University)

Speakers: Jonathan Y. Tsou (Iowa State University)

“Asian and Asian American Philosophers: Issues and Challenges”

Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)

“Expressing Solidarity as a Model Minority”

Meena Krishnamurthy (University of Michigan)

“Mainstreaming Indian Political Philosophy”

Hanti Lin (University of California, Davis)

“Philosophy Students from Asia”

Commentators: Thien-Tin Le (Temple University)

Michelle Pham (University of Washington)

 

Saturday 6-8pm

 

Topic: Chinese Philosophy and Public Life

Chair: Michael Harrington (Duquesne University)

Presenters: Seth Robertson (University of Oklahoma)

“Confucianism and the Power Problem for Situationist Ethics”

Roy Tseng (Academia Sinica)

“Returning to Democracy: Mou Zongsan and His Contemporary Confucian Critics”

Hui-chieh Loy (National University of Singapore)

“State of Nature Arguments in Early Chinese Thought”

Jeremy Griffith (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

“Towards Relational Kinds”

Doil Kim (Sungkyunkwan University)

“Two Kinds of Ethical Extension in Mencian Thought”

 

Saturday 8-10pm

 

Topic: Oneness in Traditional Asian Philosophy and Modern Philosophy

Chair: John R. Williams (National University of Singapore)

Speaker: Owen Flanagan (Duke University)

“Positive Hallucinations: Oneness, Vitalism, and Pan-psychism”

Presenters: Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University)

“Oneness and Other-Focused Empathy in Neo-Confucian Ethics”

Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)

“Oneness in East Asian Traditions and its Modern Possibilities”

 

Topic: Adventures in Chinese Realism: Past and Present

Chair: Henrique Schneider (City University)

Speakers: Jeremy Huang (National University of Singapore)

“Applying Hanfei’s Critique of Confucianism to Contemporary Confucian Meritocracy”

Eirik Lang Harris (City University of Hong Kong)

“Han Fei and Corporate Ethics”

Gordon B. Mower (Brigham Young University)

“Han Feizi and the Presidential Bubble”

Ping-cheung Lo (Hong Kong Baptist University)

“Hanfeizi, Realism, and Contemporary International Relations Theories”Mending Clothes - Ming cropped

 

 

April 7th, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

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