Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

CFP: ISCWP Call for Panel/Paper Proposal and Volunteers for Session Chairs

The ISCWP plans to organize one or two panels for the 2020 APA-Pacific Meeting (San Francisco, CA, Apr 8-12, 202o). We invite proposals of panels or papers that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy. Proposals focused exclusively on only one of Chinese or Western philosophy will not be considered.

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ISCP Report

ISCP Executive Director JeeLoo Liu has shared the following report:

The 21st Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) concluded on July 5th. This conference was held in Bern, Switzerland, and we have had beautiful weather in addition to the scenery city sights. The theme of this conference was Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion : Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy. The three and a half day conference included 230 papers, 145 of which were uploaded for inside viewing by the time the conference started on July 2nd. A different format for this conference was that instead of giving individual talks, the five invited keynote speakers (Paul Unschuld, Karine Chemla, Guorong Yang, Karyn Lai, and Jenny Zhao) formed two panels for short presentations and extensive discussion. The conference contained fruitful exchanges among scholars from different countries, and also provided the opportunity for many scholars from afar to explore the Swiss Alps during their free time.

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Articles of Interest

Two articles of interest to appear outside of the standard ones we always cover:

Book Symposium on Kim, Public Reason Confucianism

The latest issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy includes a Book Symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism (Cambridge, 2016):

  • Joseph Chan, Public Reason Confucianism Without Foundation?
  • Baldwin Wong, A Non‐Sectarian Comprehensive Confucianism?—On Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism
  • Franz Mang, Why Public Reason Could Not Be Too Modest: The Case of Public Reason Confucianism
  • Stephen C. Angle, Does Confucian Public Reason Depend on Confucian Civil Religion?
  • Sungmoon Kim, In Defense of Public Reason Confucianism: Reply to Chan, Mang, Wong, and Angle

CFP: Tetsugaku Vol.4, 2020, Special Issue: “Analytic Asian Philosophy”

The International e-Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, Tetsugaku, calls for papers for Tetsugaku Vol.4, 2020 Special Issue : “Analytic Asian Philosophy”

For more information see the website: http://philosophy-japan.org/news/international-journal/

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Who’s Which? Which What?

My guess, really just a guess, is that the discussion of role ethics or relational ethics might benefit from some direct attention to a couple of fallacies available for commission—one minor, one major.  I don’t know whether they’re actually committed or directly discussed in the literature.  Possible examples of each can be found in Henry Rosemont’s essay “Rights-Bearing Individuals and Role-Bearing Persons” (in Mary Bockover, ed., Rules, Rituals, and Responsibility: Essays Dedicated to Herbert Fingarette, Open Court 1991, pp. 71-101).  I’ll make that my text.  I don’t understand it.

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