ToC: Journal of Social and Political Philosophy 2:1

Edinburgh University Press is happy to announce that they have recently published a new issue of the Journal of Social and Political Philosophy 2:1. This issue was published in February of 2023 with 10 different publications including book reviews, a review essay, and articles. Please click here for the attached postcard which contains a free access code for the journal. Read below for a table of contents.

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CEACOP Seminar

The CEACOP is happy to announce that they will have a new seminar this Friday, March 3rd at 2pm (HKT). The speaker is Ahyoung Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, City University of Hong Kong) and her talk is “On Han Fei’s Enlightened Ruler”. The seminar will take place via Zoom, please click here for the poster for the event. Read below for the Zoom information.

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March 17, 2023–Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy–Wenqing Zhao (Whitman College): « From Conceptual Misalignment to Conceptual Engineering: A Case Study on Emotion from Chinese Philosophy »


Welcomes you to an IN-PERSON meeting:

Wenqing Zhao (Whitman College): « From Conceptual Misalignment to Conceptual Engineering: A Case Study on Emotion from Chinese Philosophy »

With responses from Andrew Lambert (College of Staten Island, CUNY)

ABSTRACT: Conceptual misalignment is a pervasive phenomenon in the studies of Non-Western philosophy and the History of Philosophy (NW&HP). However, conceptual misalignment is often undetected, unsuspected, or seen as a hurdle that NW&HP materials need to overcome to contribute to contemporary discussions. Specifically, conceptual misalignment refers to the following: In the process of crystalizing NW&HP materials, a linguistic coordination of concepts is formed between the speaker, i.e., NW&HP, and its context of contemporary anglophone philosophy. However, in philosophically meaningful ways, the original NW&HP concept and its anglophone counterpart misalign. This misalignment is particularly intricate and hard to detect when it comes to emotion concepts, as they are thought to involve phenomenal and/or intentional features. Through investigating the concept of emotion in Chinese philosophy, I propose a refocusing on conceptual misalignment as a method of cross-cultural comparative and history of philosophy. Moreover, I argue that conceptual misalignment is an important resource for contemporary conceptual engineering and amelioration projects.

DATE: March 17th, 2023
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST
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CLT2 on Deng Xiaomang Freely Available

The second double-issue of Chinese Literature and Thought Today (CLT2) has been published and the press is running a free access period of this issue till March 31, 2023. All contents of the issue can be viewed and downloaded on the Taylor & Francis website during this period:

Chinese Literature and Thought Today (or CLT2) is a merger of Chinese Literature Today and Contemporary Chinese Thought. In this double issue, there is a section devoted to the thought and cultural criticism of Deng Xiaomang that is translated, and introduced by Jens Karlsson. Check it out!

New Podcast on Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

David Sherrin is a high school social studies teacher who hosts a terrific series of conversations called
“Conversations on World History” aimed at a broad listenership. He and I recently chatted about themes from my book Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life; if you’re interested, check it out at any of these sites:

  1. Apple
  2. Spotify
  3. Podbean
  4. iHeart

Jiang, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China receives Honorable Mention for Levenson Prize

The Association for Asian Studies has just announced that Tao Jiang’s book Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2021), has received an Honorable Mention for the 2023 Joseph Levenson Prize for distinguished scholarship on pre-1900 China. There will be a panel on the book at the Central APA on Friday next week, Feb. 24, in Denver. Congrats, Tao!

Ivanhoe and Lederman on Wang Yangming

In the most recent issue of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, P. J. Ivanhoe published an essay engaging with Harvey Lederman’s account of Wang Yangming titled “The Introspective, Perceptual, and Spontaneous Response Models of Wang Yangming’s Philosophy.” Lederman has published a reply, currently uploaded to PhilPapers here. Enjoy!

PS–the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture website was down for a week or more, apparently because Sungkyunkwan University (the host of JCPC) decided to block overseas access to protect itself from a spate of attacks from Chinese hackers … but the site is back up now and hopefully will remain so!