SKKU Conference on Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory

The Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy (SKKU) is delighted to announce that it will host an International Conference on the theme Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory, 6-7 September 2019 on the campus of Sunkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. This event is made possible by a generous grant from The American Council of Learned Societies with support from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

The conference will explore contemporary trends in moral theory by bringing together influential and promising philosophers, East and West, who work at the intersection between Confucian, Buddhist, and Kantian moral theory. The goal is for them not only to share their views, but also to meet, listen to, and exchange ideas and arguments with one another with the aim of fostering a greater global perspective, deeper and more productive intercultural exchange, and future collaboration. The invited philosophers represent a variety of interests and points of view. All, though, are trained in and share the approach of analytic philosophy, which makes the proposed meeting unique in applying the rigor of analytic methods to this particular comparative project.

Presentations will be made by:

1) Brad Cokelet (University of Kansas)

2) Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University)

3) Lee Minghuei (Distinguished Research Fellow Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica)

4) Christian Wenzel (National Taiwan University)

5) David Cummiskey (Bates College)

6) Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University)

7) Xiao Yang (Kenyon College)

8) Karen Stohr (Georgetown University)

9) Nicholas Bunnin (Oxford University)

10) Carol Rovane (Columbia University)

11) Halla Kim (Sogang University)

12) Jennifer Lockhart (Auburn University)

For more information, including titles and abstracts for each presentation, please consult the Conference tab on the SKKU web page.

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