The upcoming 2016 APA Pacific will feature sessions on Chinese Philosophy of Language; Contemporary Latin American Philosophy; Jonardon Ganeri’s The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-person Stance; The Moral Significance of Shame and Disgust: Chinese and Western Perspectives; Trends in Brazilian Epistemology; Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism; Comparing Chinese and Korean Philosophies; Contemporary Indigenous Philosophy; Paradox in Contradiction in East Asian Philosophy; Confucianism; Cultural Evolution; and Barry Allen’s Vanishing into Things . . .
. . . and that is just on the main program!
The group program also has panels on Mindfulness and Buddhist Ethics; Yong Huang’s Why Be Moral: Learning from the Neo-Confucian Cheng Brothers; Skepticism, Friendship, Perception, and Home: Views from Zhuangzi, Confucians, Montaigne, and Heidegger; Philosophy and the Martial Arts; The Past and Present of Mexican American Thought; Epistemological Issues in Chinese Philosophy; The Korean Way of Doing Philosophy Today; Emotions: A Cross-cultural and Multi-disciplinary Approach; Ethics and Political Order in Chinese Thought; Mencius: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives; Mexican American Identity and Social Transformation; Barry Allen’s Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts; Ethical Theories: East and West; Jay Garfield’s Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy; Virtues, Roles, and Self-cultivation in Confucianism; Korean Philosophy and Japanese Philosophy; and Early Chinese Political Philosophy.
Interesting contrast in the Central meeting this year: I’m responding to a paper on Mencius, which is part of an integrated session that is not explicitly a non-western one. Aside from that and one other there doesn’t seem to be much going on there, cross-culturally speaking. I don’t know if that matters or says anything about the Central division — just an observation.