Category Archives: American Philosophical Association

CFP: ISCWP at 2022 APA Central

The International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) plans to organize one or two panels for the 2022 APA Central Meeting (Chicago, Feb. 23-26, 2022).  ISCWP invites proposals of panels or papers that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy.  Proposals may be focused on only one of Chinese or Western philosophy, but it should be consistent with the mission of ISCWP.  Preference is given to constructive comparative engagements between Chinese philosophy and Western philosophy.

For panel proposal, submission must include the theme of the panel and the following for each chair, speaker, and commentator (optional) on your panel:

  1. Title of Paper
    2. Name
    3. Affiliation
    4. Email Address
    5. Abstract of 200-300 words (for presenters)

For paper proposal, submission must include the completed paper or a paper title and abstract of 200-300 words.

Please send proposals to Alexus McLeod (alexus.mcleod@uconn.edu), by August 15, 2021.

If you plan to attend the APA-Central Meeting and would like to volunteer to serve as a chair for a panel, please notify us of your willingness to do so.

Note on Academic Support Fund: In general, the ISCWP does not fund travel and related expenses.
Participants must secure funding via their institution or other means. However, thanks to the generosity of our members, we are in the process of building up an Academic Support Fund for early career scholars and scholars without stable and/or well-funded positions. If you would like to be considered for the Fund, please indicate so in your email. Although we would like to provide as much support as it is needed, resource allocation is not guaranteed and will be contingent upon availability of funds.

 

APA Newsletter on Translating Chinese Philosophy

The latest APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies has been published and is available here. The contents:

From the Guest Editor
“The Timeliness of Translating Chinese Philosophy: An Introduction to the APA Newsletter Special Issue on Translating Chinese Philosophy,” Ben Hammer

Articles
“Preparing a New Sourcebook in Classical Confucian Philosophy,” Roger T. Ames

“The Impossibility of Literal Translation of Chinese Philosophical Texts into English,” Tian Chenshan

“Translating Today’s Chinese Masters,” Dimitra Amarantidou, Daniel Sarafinas, and Paul J. D’Ambrosio

“Three Thoughts on Translating Classical Chinese Philosophical Texts,” Edward L. Shaughnessy

“Introducing Premodern Text Translation: A New Field at the Crossroads of Sinology and Translation Studies,” Carl Gene Fordham

APA Committee seeks your input

Are you a scholar of one or more Asian philosophy?  Are you interested in giving lectures, participating in conferences, contributing articles/book chapters/book reviews, or having your books reviewed?  Are you willing to help other philosophers integrate Asian philosophies into their teaching and research?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies wants to hear from you!

Please click link below to fill out a short Google forms survey.  It should only take a minute or two and your information will not be shared beyond those working on APA initiatives.

APA List of Scholars of Asian Philosophies: https://forms.gle/5Rqwo868mF1WL78aA

If you have comments or questions feel free to email Brad Cokelet at bradcokelet[at]ku.edu

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
From the Guest Editor
“Buddhist Philosophy Worldwide: Perspectives and Programs,” Rafal Stepien
Submission Guidelines and Information
Articles
“Buddhist Philosophy in Australian Universities,” John Powers and Leesa S. Davis
“Buddhist Philosophy, and Eastern Philosophy in General, in Israel and Palestine,” Roy Tzohar
“Buddhist Philosophy in the Kathmandu Valley,” Karin Meyers
“Buddhist Philosophy in Poland: Legacy and Prospects,” Jakub Zamorski
“Study of Buddhist Philosophy in Sri Lanka,” Asanga Tilakaratne
“Buddhist Philosophy in Two Japanese Cross-Philosophical Approaches,” Shinya Moriyama
“Sanskrit-based Buddhist Philosophy in China Today,” He Huanhuan
“Teaching Buddhism as Philosophy,” Zhihua Yao
“Preserving the Four Noble Truths at the Heart of Buddhist Pedagogy,” Joseph McClellan
“Sailing against the Current: The Buddha, Buddhism, and Methodology,” Hari Shankar Prasad

APA seeks to connect with philosophers interested in Asian Philosophies

Are you interested in one or more Asian Philosophy?  Would you like help integrating Asian Philosophies into your teaching, reading, or research plans? Would you like to hear more talks by specialists? Would you like to know about events and opportunities to chair/comment? 

If you are a graduate student or faculty member and you answer yes to any of these questions, the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies wants to hear from you!

We want to help people like you gain access to opportunities, resources, and useful information.  Please click on the appropriate link below to fill out a short Google forms survey.  It should only take a few minutes.

Graduate Student Interested in Asian Philosophies (https://forms.gle/RbG51qQS1KimPoTHA)

Faculty Member Interested in Asian Philosophies (https://forms.gle/GWxRjacLNDmRCdY18)

If you have comments or questions feel free to contact Brad Cokelet: bradcokelet[at]ku.edu

CFP: ISCP at 2019 APA Pacific

You are cordially invited to submit an abstracts for International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) panels at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division which will take place at the Westin Bayshore, in Vancouver Canada, from April 17 to April 20, 2019. 

ISCP will organize two sections on the topics/themes related to Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. 

Please send your submission to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2018. APA Pacific has a policy of first-come, first service so ISCP will need to  submit the panels in a due time. Your submission should include following information in this order:

  • name
  • affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation)
  • email
  • paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case  
  • abstract 

Thank you for your consideration and see you in Vancouver!

The board of ISCP

APA Grant Opportunities

Deadlines are upcoming for two APA grant opportunities possibly relevant to readers…

June 30 — Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding

Small Grant Fund

Each year, the APA’s small grant fund, financed by the Eastern Division, makes up to $25,000 in grants of normally no more than $5,000 each. The board of officers considers applications for these grants each year at its fall meeting in November. See past projects supported by the small grant fund.

2018–2019 Diversity and Inclusiveness Funding

In keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic diversity, the APA board of officers has committed up to $20,000 in the 2018–2019 academic year to fund initiatives focused on this important issue.