THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Piet Hut (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Please join on us at Columbia University’s Faculty House [PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE] on FRIDAY, September 14th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:
What Contains What? The Relationship Between Mind and World, in Science and in Contemplation
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For the latest information about the “Rectifying the Name of Confucianism” conference coming up at BU, see this poster. (Hope to see you there!)
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2018.09.08 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
David V. Fiordalis (ed.), Buddhist Spiritual Practices: Thinking with Pierre Hadot on Buddhism, Philosophy, and the Path, Mangalam, 2018, 328pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780898001174.
Reviewed by Christopher W. Gowans, Fordham University
Pierre Hadot’s interpretation of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy in terms of “philosophy as a way of life” constituted by “spiritual exercises” has received considerable attention from scholars of the period as well as by persons who welcome his defense of a way of doing philosophy that is more practical than dominant academic approaches today. Though Hadot is not without his critics (for example, questions have been raised about the adequacy of his historical claims), his approach also has been seen as a point of view for interpreting non-Western philosophies. This has been true especially of Buddhist philosophy. The present collection of essays, based on a 2015 conference, is a welcome addition to the increasing number of readings of Buddhist philosophy from the perspective of Hadot. I will briefly summarize the essays and then offer some suggestions in light of them on some ways in which Hadot may be beneficial for our understanding Buddhist philosophy.
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Zhuangzi: Beyond the Inner Chapters; the Second International Workshop
October 4-6, 2018
For more information, see here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
IN SEARCH OF A BENEVOLENT POLITY: ELDERLY SUICIDE IN CHINA AND A CONFUCIAN SOCIO-ETHICAL VISION OF ELDERCARE
Professor Jing-Bao Nie, University of Otago, New Zealand
Chair: Professor Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Asia Center Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
The Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) is calling for proposals for its fifth biennial meeting. It will be held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US, on Friday, April 17, 2020 (please note the year). RWCP is aimed at bringing together scholars in Chinese philosophy with philosophers in the Western analytic tradition for in-depth engagements on topics of mutual interest. All topics are welcome. Ideally, submitted proposals will directly address the works of a living Western analytic philosopher whom we will invite to be paired with the paper presenter as commentator.
The proposal should be one or two pages long, describing your paper and listing 1-3 Western analytic philosophers whom you would like to have as your commentator. Please submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2018. The committee will review the proposals and notify the proposers soon after. A completed and previously unpublished paper from those accepted will be due by Feb. 1, 2020, at which point it will be shared with the chosen commentator. For accepted presenters, all expenses, including travel and lodging, will be covered by the workshop. Due to the nature of RWCP, proposals and presentations will be in English.
The 2020 workshop will follow the same format as our 2018 meeting. For more information on the 2018 workshop, please visit http://rccs.rutgers.edu/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2018/04/13/2151/54/fourth-rutgers-workshop-on-chinese-philosophy-rwcp?Itemid=415.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Tao JIANG (Rutgers)
Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers)
Steve Angle (Wesleyan)
Please see here for information about the international graduate student conference, “Philosophical Traditions: Comparative Philosophy and its Limits,” to be held in Shanghai this November 9 through 11.
Fourth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Early-Career Scholar Workshop
“Manuscript Culture in Ancient Egypt and China”
International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures
Renmin University of China
Beijing, January 14–18, 2019
The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, will hold its Fourth Ph.D. Student and Early-Career Scholar Workshop on January 14 -18, 2019. Four days of seminars will be concluded with student presentations and plenary discussion on the fifth day. The principal language of instruction and interaction will be English.
Ph.D. students, see application details below.
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The latest Journal of Chinese Humanities issue is a special issue on “The Possibility of Political Meritocracy in China.” Read on for details.
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Here is information on the current issue (volume 9 no 2 / July 2018 issue) of the peer-reviewed, open-access international journal Comparative Philosophy (ISSN 2151-6014), which came out in July 2018 and whose full text is available at the journal website www.comparativephilosophy.org.
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The 3rd Biennial Conference of the European of Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) will take place at Ghent University (Belgium) from September 5-7 2019. The conference theme of this edition will be Paradigms of Change and Changing Paradigms in Chinese Philosophy.
We are kindly inviting scholars of Chinese philosophy to submit proposals for individual papers or panels to Bart Dessein (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ady Van den Stock (email@example.com).
More information is here and below.
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5E Cognition: Virtual Embodiment and Artificial Intelligence
December 6-7 2018
University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP) in collaboration with University of Cincinnati is hosting a workshop exploring topics related to Enactive and Ecological accounts of Embodied Cognition, Comparative Chinese and Japanese Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence. The workshop will be held at the University of Tokyo campus on December 6th and 7th 2018.
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CFP: Global Rhetorics of Science
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
– A. Einstein
The rhetoric of science (ROS) has made great strides in recent years in diversity, addressing citizen expertise (Wynn 2017) and critical issues such disability (Jack 2009, Johnson 2015), gender (Keränen 2010), race (Happe 2013, Condit 2016), and non-human agency (Johnson & Johnson 2018). But a glaring blind spot remains, covering the diversity of “science” itself. In other words, while rhetoricians are eager to challenge hegemonic assumptions about gender, race, class, and humanity, we lag behind philosophers and historians in challenging the hegemony of the Western style of inquiry into natural phenomena. And in an era when Western science is imbricated in crises in climate change, genetic modification, and artificial intelligence, among other areas—it makes sense to investigate alternatives for deliberating publicly about these exigent issues.
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The August 2018 newsletter
has been published and can be accessed here
. This issue features updates from some of the society’s members on their various activities, notice of two group sessions at the 2019 APA-Eastern Division Meeting in New York City, and a call for proposals for the 2019 APA-Pacific Division Meeting in Vancouver.
Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17:3 (2018)
Table of contents:
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