Author Archives: Hans-Georg Moeller

CfP Conference on “Tracking Global Wokeism”

Conference organized by the GUST Global Studies Center  
 
Jan. 17-19. 2023  
 
Tracking Global Wokeism  
The word ‘woke’, initially coined by African Americans in the 1930s as an injunction to stay mindful of racial inequalities, has over the last decade been used to raise awareness of any sort of discrimination. The term has helped to advance the cause of social justice in many domains. However, a search on the internet can quickly yield the impression that “woke” is now, similar to “Political Correctness,” predominantly used in a negative fashion. People who are “too woke” are criticized as dogmatic, self-righteous, and obsessed with moral purity.  

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Call for Abstracts: The Moral Roots of Quarantine: The East and the West (Online Conference)

The Moral Roots of Quarantine: The East and the West 1617 December 2021
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Macau
The conference will be held online on Zoom as to allow broad participation.

Call for Abstracts: The conference mainly aims at enriching the scholarly debate about comparative EastWest perspectives
on the responses to infectious diseases, with a special focus on antipandemic measures and their
justifications. The global nature of the current emergency calls for an interdisciplinary as well as intercultural
investigation: the conference brings together scholars from the East and the West currently working on
COVID19 from diverse disciplinary perspectives (philosophy of science, philosophy of politics,
philosophy of medicine, among others. This event is part of the interdisciplinary research project “The Moral
Roots of Quarantine: a comparative study of the moral and cultural dimension of quarantine in COVID19 pandemic across
East and West (https://mrq.fah.um.edu.mo)

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Public On-line Lecture Series with Robin Wang, Michael Puett, etc.

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at the University of Macau invites everyone to a Lecture Series for the Fall term 2021.
 
All the meetings will be held in a hybrid in-person/online format.
15 September, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Prof. ROBIN WANG (Loyola Marymount University)
The Variety of Minds: Why the Dao Mind Is/Becomes Huanghu (Ambiguous and Elusive)?
 
29 September, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Prof. GIOVANNI BONIOLO (University of Ferrara)
Identity and dementia: a different approach.
 
13 October, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Prof. HOLGER BRIEL (Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College in Zhuhai)
VisonBytes – Seeing in the age of intercultural digitality.
 
27 October, 7:30-9:00 p.m. (TBC)
Prof. MICHAEL PUETT (Harvard University)
TBA
 
10 November, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Prof. STEVEN CROWELL (Rice University)
Methodological Atheism: An Essay in the Second-Person Phenomenology of Commitment.
 
24 November, 5:30-7:00  p.m.
Prof. PHILIP TONNER (University of Glasgow)
Wayfarers and Dwellers: implications from phenomenological anthropology for ‘roots’ music heritage research.
 

Zhuangzi Stories Animated

We’ve launched a YouTube channel animating Zhuangzi stories (subtitles in various languages):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrGQmh7lzx5NtDW05Fsj9Qw

It’s also available in Spanish:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpnZxr3USI_nv1aoF6dPyA

And on Bilibili in Chinese:

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1sX4y1N7WU/

 

Critical Theory From and Beyond the Margins: Public Online Workshop

CRITICAL THEORY FROM AND BEYOND THE MARGINS

24 OCTOBER 2020, SATURDAY | 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM (UTC +8)
ZOOM MEETING- ID: 976 4344 1616 | PASSCODE: 241
HTTPS://UMAC.ZOOM.US/J/97643441616?PWD=BTJYBLH5NMTNSDFFA2NML285WDJLUT0924

Critical theory is a Western, and distinctly European, intellectual tradition that drew its normative resources from the social and political events that transpired in Europe over the course of the 20th century. It is relevant to ask the question whether, as a critical-practical
tradition, critical theory has anything to contribute outside the Western-European context, given the emergence of globalization and the issues that arose with it. For some, the Eurocentrism of critical theory is symptomatic of its very own crisis, one which challenges the universality of its normative claims, e.g., the abolition of social injustice. Is it possible for critical theory to overcome its Eurocentrism and, therefore, its own crisis? The irony is that critical theory is only able to defend the universality of its normative claims when it is able to
renew itself. If it is at all possible to renew critical theory, what does this renewal entail? The workshop will pursue these questions by expanding the scope of traditional critical theory, especially, but not exclusively, by drawing on critical perspectives on modern societies and
emancipation movements that have originated in Asia.

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CfP: ODIP Online Dictionary of Intercultural Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPERS: ODIP: Online Dictionary of Intercultural Philosophy https://www.odiphilosophy.com/

ODIP in cooperation with ALAFI invites entries on topics related to intercultural philosophy.

ODIP offers brief and understandable definitions of non-Western philosophical terms. It aims to promote a shift from Comparative Philosophy to World Philosophy enabling a genuine plurality of knowing, doing, and being human. It collects key-concepts from several regions and presents those concepts in a succinct fashion. It is meant to be an inspiring and stimulating resource for philosophers who aim to expand their horizons and think interculturally.

ALAFI (Latin-American Association for Intercultural Philosophy) aims to promote open, plural, cosmpolitan and intercultural practices in philosophy, in Latin America in particular and in the hispanic-lusophone circuit in general.

Submissions are normally between 200 and 1000 words long (up to 3500 words for historical entries on philosophical schools and movements such as “Comparative Philosophy”). Submissions should be sent either in English or have an English translation attached. Submissions in Portuguese and Spanish are in particular accepted and promoted, provided they come with an English translation (Submissions will be edited and do not need to come in perfect English).

All submissions are peer reviewed. Preferably, entries explain concepts and terms, but in certain cases, entries on philosophers or books will also be accepted. All entries will be published with the author’s name. Entries must present bibliographical references for further reading at the end of the text.

On the ‘Call for Entries’ (https://www.odiphilosophy.com/call-for-entries) page you will find a list of terms. These are just suggestions. Entries on other relevant terms are welcome.

Send to: botz.t@gust.edu.kw

The copyright stays with the authors.

Deadline for submissions: June 5th 2020

CFP Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
22-23 May 2020

Organised by Faculty of Religious Studies, University of Saint Joseph, Macau

The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars primarily based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives.

Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts, which should be 1-2 pages. While preference will be given to those from the three regions, participants from any geographic areas are welcome to apply.

Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodation during the symposium, and meals will be served for all speakers. The language of the symposium is English.

Submission deadline: 11 January 2020
Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2020
Please send abstracts and any enquiries to Dr. Edmond Eh via edmond_eh@usj.edu.mo.

Programme Committee:
EH, Edmond (University of Saint Joseph, committee chair)
HUANG, Yong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
LI, Chenyang (Nanyang Technological University)
LOY, Hui-Chieh (National University of Singapore)
MOELLER, Hans-Georg (University of Macau)
ZHANG, Ellen (Hong Kong Baptist University)

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