Summary of Eastern APA Panels

Several of the APA’s affiliated groups have announced their panels at this December’s Eastern Division APA Meeting, to be held December 27-30, 2012, in Atlanta, GA, USA, at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis. Here is a chronological listing of the ACPA, ISCWP, and ISCP panels. There are sure to be other relevant panels, both group and main program; I will edit this post as more information is available. [UPDATE: I have added new information, and this should now be complete. Oct 12, 2012]

I-C. Symposium: Confucianism and Contemporary Political Philosophy
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chair: Matthew Foust (Lander University)

Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University)
Erin Cline (Georgetown University)
Sor-hoon Tan (National University of Singapore)

II-H. APA Committee Session: Cognitive Diversity, Inference, and Language
Arranged by the APA Committee on Inclusiveness and the APA Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian- American Philosophers and Philosophies
9:00 a.m. – noon

Chair: Omar Mirza (St. Cloud State University)

Ho Mun Chan and Hektor K. T. Yan (City University of Hong Kong)
Title TBA

Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)
“What if Kripke and Gettier were Asian?”

Susana Nuccetelli (St. Cloud State University)
“Some Doubts about the Evidence of Cognitive Diversity ”

Hagop Sarkissian (Baruch College–City University of New York)
“Culture, Cognition, and Philosophical Ethics”

GII-10.Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
9:00 a.m.-noon

Topic: Mind and World in Classical Chinese Philosophy

Chair: David Chai (University of Toronto)

Speakers: Susan Blake (Indiana University)
“A Problem of the Senses in Chinese Thought”

Alexus McLeod (University of Dayton)
“The Real Problem of Identity in the Zhuangzi”

Stephen Walker (University of Chicago)
“What Kind of Knowledge does a Monist Have?” Commentator: Jane Geaney (University of Richmond)

(This session will continue past 11:00 a.m.)

GIV – 1. Association of Chinese Philosophers in America
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Topic: Early Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Western Philosophy
Chair: David Chai (University of Toronto)

Speaker: Bongrae Seok (Alvernia University)
“Supervenience and Confucian Virtue: Correlative Cosmology and Embodied Moral Psychology”
Commentator: Huaiyu Wang (Georgia College)

Speaker: Mercedes Valmisa (Princeton University)
“Strategies for Freedom: Expansion of the field of phenomenality in the Zhuangzi 莊子”
Commentator: Galia Patt-Shamir (Tel Aviv University)

Speaker: John Ramsey (University of California – Riverside)
“Mengzi’s Solution to the Role Dilemma”
Commentator: Timothy Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)

Speaker: Sara Vantournhout (Princeton University)
“Rhetorics of ‘Not-Forgetting’ (bu wang不忘) in the Lüshi chunqiu呂氏春秋”
Commentator: Benoit Vermander (Fudan University)

GV – 1. Association of Chinese Philosophers in America
5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Topic: Metaphor and Meaning in Early China—2011 Dao Annual Best Essay Award
Chair: Yong Huang (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)

Speakers: Kim-Chong Chong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Erin Cline (Georgetown University)
Steve Geisz (University of Tampa)

Commentator: Edward Slingerland (University of British Columbia)

GVI – 2. International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Topic: Virtue as Knowledge: Dialogues cross Traditions
Chair: Sor-Hoon Tan (National University of Singapore)

Speakers: Bradford Cokelet (University of Miami)
“Virtue as Unprincipled Knowledge of Ethical Goodness”

Bronwyn Finnigan (Marquette University)
“The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate: Disputing the nature and function of phronēsis”

Yong Huang (Kutztown University)
“Virtuous Knowledge in Neo-Confucianism and the Problem of Moral Responsibility”

Matthew D. Walker (Yale – NUS College)
“Confucian Criticisms of Aristotle’s Intellectualism”


IV-L. APA Committee Session: Asian/Comparative Views of the Embodied and Enactive Mind
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Chair: David Kim (University of San Francisco)

Speakers: Joel Krueger (University of Copenhagen-Denmark)
“Seeing Others: Buddhism and Cognitive Science on the Visibility of the Mental”

Matthew MacKenzie (Colorado State University)
“Self-Making and World-Making: Indian Buddhism and Enactive Philosophy of Mind”

Bradley Park (St. Mary’s College–Maryland)
“Balance, Poise, Dexterity: Embodied Sense- Making and Temporal Flow in Lao-Zhuang Daoism”

GVIII – 7. International Society for Chinese Philosophy
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Topic: Zhuangzi and Daoist Practice
Chair: Jinmei Yuan (Creighton University)

Speakers: David Chai (University of Toronto)
“Ziqi and Yan Hui on Forgetting: A Meontological Reading”

Ori Tavor (University of Pennsylvania)
“The Lived Body: Ritualization as Body Technique in Chinese Philosophy”

Jiyuan Yu (University at Buffalo-State University of New York)
“Ethical Naturalism in Daoism and Stoicism”

Commentator: Jinmei Yuan (Creighton University)


GIX-5. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Topic: Language, Law, and Spirituality in Early China

Chair: Jinmei Yuan (Creighton University)

Speakers: Thomas D. Carroll (Xing Wei College-Shanghai)
“Confucius and Wittgenstein on the Ethics of Clarification”

David Chai (University of Toronto)
“Ziqi and Yan Hui on Forgetting”

Eirik Harris (Yonsei University-Korea)
“Xunzi’s Virtue Jurisprudence”

Huaiyu Wang (Georgia College and State University)
“Virtue, Soul Force, and Cosmology: Recovering the True Meanings of Early Confucian Moral Personality”

GX – 2. International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Topic: Virtue, Social Role, and the Self: Comparative Perspectives
Chair: Yang Xiao (Kenyon College)

Speakers: Sean Drysdale Walsh (University of Minnesota – Duluth)
“Mencius, Plato, and Aristotle’s Social Role Ethics”

Mathew A. Foust (Lander University)
“Confucius and Emerson on the Virtue of Self-Reliance”

Eirik Harris (Yonsei University – Korea)
“Xunzi’s Reformation Model of Moral Cultivation and the Worry of Fanaticism”

Shirong Luo (Simmons College)
“Why Are Confucius’s and Aristotle’s Lists of Virtues So Far Apart?”

VI-G. Colloquium: Eastern Philosophy and Western Analogues
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Chair: Amy Donahue (Kennesaw University)

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Daniel Coyle (Birmingham-Southern College)
“Early Chinese Cosmology and the Greek Tendency towards Metaphysics”

Commentator: Stephen C. Walker (University of Chicago)

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Speaker: Asher Walden (University of Massachusetts– Dartmouth)
“Madhyamaka Meta-Ethics: Some Ramifications of Principled Skepticism”

Commentator: Bronwyn Finnigan (Marquette University)

GXIII – 1. International Society for Chinese Philosophy
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Topic: Neo-Confucianism and Confucian Humanism
Chair: Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawai’i – Manoa)

Speakers: Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawai’i – Manoa)
“Mind, Emotion and Nature in Zhu Xi’s New Doctrine of Zhong-He”

Han Demin (Beijing Language and Culture University)
“Naturalism in Confucian Humanism”

Ann A. Pang-White (The University of Scranton)
“Father Power, Mother Power, Zhu Xi on Family and Women: Challenges and Potentials”

Tzu-Ying Su (National Central University – Taiwan)
“The wise(zhi 知) enjoy the water; those benevolent(ren 仁) enjoy the mountains”

Commentator: Daniel Meyer (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign)

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