Moravian University is happy to announce they are accepting applications for a new assistant/associate professor of philosophy beginning in Fall of 2024. Successful candidates will have a terminal degree (PhD preferred) in Philosophy or a closely related field. AOS: philosophy of science. AOC: artificial intelligence, value theory, and/or the history of philosophy (Western, Indigenous, and/or non-Western). Please click here for more information or to apply to this job. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kin Cheung, Chair of Philosophy.
The Journal of East Asian Philosophy is happy to announce that they are now accepting papers for their special issue “Following the Brush: Defining Aesthetics through East Asian Philosophy”. These papers are meant to be on the broad topic of defining the field of aesthetics through an engagement with East Asian philosophy. Please read below for more information on submissions.
The Traditional China Chair at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich is soliciting applications for a Ph.D. position in Classical Sinology (80 % FTE). Work towards the Ph.D. will be carried out under the auspices of the SNSF project “Literary Forms and Epistemic Goals in Early Chinese Texts” (Principal Investigator: Dr. R. Suter). The doctoral thesis will be jointly supervised by Prof. W. Behr and Dr. Suter. See here for more information.
A message from Prof. Robin Wang:
The open access journal Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) is pleased to announce that we have launched a new Special Issue entitled “Going Beyond Comparative Ethics: Post-Comparative Ethics in Philosophic and Religious Traditions”. I am serving as Guest Editor for this issue.
I would like to cordially invite contribute to the Special Issue. For more information on the issue, please visit the Special Issue website at
Papers may be submitted from now until 25 September 2024 as papers will be published on an ongoing basis if accepted for publication following peer review. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (email@example.com).
The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is delighted to announce the publication of Issue 40. This volume is dedicated to the special theme, “Towards a More Comprehensive Moral Psychology: Integrating East Asian Perspectives,” and has been curated by guest editor Doil Kim. It features five articles that delve deeply into this subject.
In addition to the special theme articles, it includes an individual article and a book review. This includes the Scholar’s Corner section by Halla Kim, titled “Korean Philosophy Today: Retrospect and Prospect,” and a book review by Alex Haskins on the Handbook of Confucianism in Modern Japan, edited by Shaun O’Dwyer. JCPC welcomes contributions from qualified authors worldwide, both in the form of articles and book reviews. The full volume is available online at http://jcpc.skku.edu/
Bloomsbury is happy to announce that they will be publishing a new book titled Material Objects in Confucian and Aristotelian Metaphysics: The Inevitability of Hylomorphism by James Dominic Rooney on October 19th, 2023. Rooney shows how Thomas Aquinas’ account of form gives a more coherent version of hylomorphism, eliminating the need for substance parts. He also studies the Song dynasty Confucian thinker Zhu Xi’s hylomorphic intuition that whatever accounts for the composition of some parts into a material whole is a metaphysical part of that object. By appealing to the same non-Aristotelian considerations as Zhu Xi, Rooney explains why all those who believe in the unity of material objects will appeal to a form, enabling hylomorphism to remain a plausible framework. Please click here for more information on the book or to pre-order.
Bloomsbury is happy to announce that they will be publishing a new book titled Comparing Husserl’s Phenomenology and Chinese Yogacara in a Multicultural World: A Journey Beyond Orientalism by Jingjing Li on November 30th, 2023. In this book Jingjing Li argues that what Edmund Husserl means by essence differs from what Chinese Yogacarins mean by svabhava, partly because Husserl problematises the substantialist understanding of essence in European philosophy. Furthermore, she reveals that Chinese Yogacara has developed an account of self-transformation, ethics and social ontology that renders it much more than simply a Buddhist version of Husserlian phenomenology. Please click here to either pre-order the book or check it out.
Bloomsbury is happy to announce that they be will publishing a book titled Daoist Resonances in Heidegger: Exploring a Forgotten Debt edited by David Chai on December 28th 2023. This book discusses how Daoist thought provided Martin Heidegger with a new perspective, equipping him with images, concepts, and meanings that enabled him to continue his questioning of the nature of being. Please click here to preorder or check out the book.
THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Welcomes you to an IN-PERSON meeting:
David Wong (Duke University): «Zhuangzi on Not Following the Leader»
With responses from Christopher Gowans (Fordham University)
ABSTRACT: I begin with identifying Confucian metaphors of leadership for the way the mind (or the heart-mind) should lead the whole person. I then discuss how the Daoist text Zhuangzi criticizes this conception of the mind’s leadership as too fixed and rigid–unresponsive to the fluidity and unpredictability of the world. The text suggests as an alternative a way that the whole embodied person can fluidly respond to the world. This alternative ties into some contemporary work, scientific and philosophical, of how the whole person and not just the deliberating mind processes information from the world. I end by discussing how the critique of the fixed and rigid mind can suggest alternative models of political governance that distribute and integrate guidance throughout the body politic.