2019 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
24-25 May 2019
Organized by Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore, with Yale-NUS College
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. While preference will be given to those from the region, participants from any geographic areas are welcome. The language of the Conference is English. Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodations during the Conference, and lunches and dinners will be served for all speakers.
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Here is a job listing for a position at Northwest Vista College, a community college in Texas; they are interested in diverse approaches to philosophy.
The latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China has been published:
【Current Issue: Vol.13, No.3, 2018】
Available at: http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc
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Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2018.11.01 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
Stephanie Rivera Berruz and Leah Kalmanson (eds.), Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies: Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies, Bloomsbury, 2018, 248pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350007888.
Reviewed by Alexus McLeod, University of Connecticut
This excellent new collection represents a bold step forward in comparative philosophy. I hope that it will find wide readership and have an influence on the development of the field. As the editors point out in their introduction, comparative philosophy (especially done within the discipline of philosophy) has long been almost exclusively concerned with study of some Non-Western tradition alongside a Western tradition. Comparative philosophy as such has constantly had the West as a frame. Berruz and Kalmanson’s praiseworthy aim in this volume is to “disrupt this trajectory . . . to ‘provincialize’ the West within comparative philosophy and to focus explicit attention on conversations across Latin America and Asia” (1). The essays in this volume present interesting ways of doing this, even while the West remains a more-or-less shadowy presence in many of the essays and an explicit player in some.
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A great line-up for a conference on political meritocracy, starting tomorrow at Harvard:
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Many traditions in philosophy have aimed at helping individuals think more deeply and rigorously about the good life. Notre Dame and the Andrew Mellon Foundation are partnering with universities across the country to imagine new and higher impact ways to introduce students to these traditions. Please see https://philife.nd.edu/ for information about applying to take part in this new project. (As part of the project, there will soon be a robust website, including blog and resources; stay tuned here for more information.)
An impressive line-up will be featured at this week’s “New York-China Epistemology Conference: 2018.” Mostly analytic epistemology from both Chinese and U.S. participants, with some Chinese sources mixed in here and there.
The latest issue of China Review International has been published, and is available here. It is labelled Volume 23, Number 3, 2016; after being on hiatus for a while, the journal has lately been more active. This issue includes some reviews the will be of interest to WW&W readers, including my review of Ming-huei Lee, Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance; and Thomas Michael’s review of Michael D. K. Ing, The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought.
Michael Leese reviews G. E. R. Lloyd, The Ambivalences of Rationality: Ancient and Modern Cross-Cultural Explorations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) at BMCR.
I’m happy to announce that a project I have been working on for some time has now reached a level of maturity that I feel comfortable sharing it publicly. Jinburuxue.com is a mainly Chinese-language website that aims to share Chinese versions of writings about progressive approaches to Confucianism. (Jinbu ruxue or 进步儒学 means progressive Confucianism.) Some of the material originally appeared in Chinese, and some of it was originally in English and has been translated specifically for this project. (All work appears with permission.) The site also has an English-language version, although the underlying essays and other materials are still in Chinese.
The contributors to this website have many differences, but share a common understanding of Confucianism as a living tradition, a still-developing tradition. In addition, we believe that as Confucianism develops in the contemporary world, it must be inclusive, supporting the ability of all people to improve ethically. In the essays and other materials collected on the site, we argue that the values of the Confucian tradition should be expressed in new ways in the 21st century. This is what the Book of Changes calls “changing with the times 与时偕行,” the Greater Learning calls “daily renewal 日新,” and the Analects calls “reviewing the old to know the new 温故而知新.” We call this contemporary, developing form of Confucianism “Progressive Confucianism.”
The site focuses on Chinese-language versions of our material because in the first instance, our goal is to have an impact on Chinese-language discussions of what Confucianism is and can be. Any thoughts on this project or suggestions for changes or future development are welcome!
The Table of Contents for the latest issue of Asian Philosophy is below, and see here.
Chen Bo, Two different approaches to philosophy a critical reflection on contemporary Chinese philosophy
Chaehyun Chong, Why is loving a thief not the same as loving all men for the Mohists?
Niklas Söderman, Critique of modernity in the philosophy of Nishitani Keiji
Ady Van den Stock, The curious incident of wisdom in the thought of Feng Qi (1915-1995): comparative philosophy, historical materialism, and metaphysics
Quan Wang, Pleasure principle and perfect happiness: morality in Jacques Lacan and Zhuangzi
Yingjin Xu, Iki and Contingency: A Reconstruction of Shuzo Kuki’s Early Aesthetic theory
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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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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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.
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