ISCP 2019 Initial List of Papers

ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy
Tuesday 2nd July- Friday 5th July, 2019

Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion:
Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy

University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

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ISCP 2019 Initial List of Papers

Below is the list of English/Chinese papers and panels that have been accepted for presentation at the ISCP 2019 Conference at the University of Berne in Switzerland. The list will be updated continuously as we receive corrections from participants. Note: This is not the final program yet.

 

English papers: [In the order of the date of submission]

  1. Dawid Rogacz, Graduate Student, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    Title: Operating names. The Chinese Way of Defining Things.
  2. Rina Marie Camus, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Title: What did Bo Yu ‘roll up and hide’? Metaphoric comprehension and Analects 15.6.
  3. Zhen Chen (陳真) and Xianxia Shao (邵顯俠), Department of Philosophy, Research Institute for Moral Education, Nanjing Normal University, China
    Title: Wang Yangming’s Theory of Moral Knowledge
  4. Ranie Villaver, Assistant Professor, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines
    Title: The Zhuangzi Primitivist Rejection of Knowledge.
  5. Raphaël VAN DAELE戴若飛, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale (EHESS)
    Title: What Does it Mean to Be Self-So? The Nature of Reality in Guo Xiang’s Commentary on the Zhuangzi.
  6. Carlo Cogliati, King’s College London, Department of Philosophy
    Title: The Metaphysics and the Logic of ex nihilo and Dependent Origination: Aquinas and Fazang on Beings.
  7. Eugenia Werzner, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Chinese Studies
    Title: Observe the Odes to Grasp the Significance of Things: Some Remarks on the Relation of Knowledge and Value in Late Qing commentaries on the “Airs of the States” (guofeng 國風).
  8. Buqun Zhou 周博群, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
    Title: Mohist Optics and the Origin of Analogical Reasoning in China.
  9. Liu Liangjian, Professor of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Techne, Philological Study and the Knowledge of Affective Mindset and Nature: Different Aspects of the Understanding of Knowledge as well as Their Tension in the Early Qing Dynasty.
  10. CHEN Yun, Professor of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Subjective Condition of Truth: On Zhuangzi’s Proposition “there are Sincere People and then Have True Knowledge”.
  11. Zhihua Yao, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Two Buddhist Arguments for Consciousness.
  12. Hyun Höchsmann, East China Normal University, Philosophy, Visiting professor
    Title: The Universe within the Mind – Wang Yangming and Whitehead.
  13. Li Lizhu, Department of Philosophy, Peking University
    Title: A Study Comparing Zhu Xi’s with Zhang Shi’s Taiji Concepts.
  14. Wai Wai Chiu, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Title: Zhuangzi’s knowledge and its evaluation of qing.
  15. Matthew Steggles, PhD Student. The University of Sydney
    Title: Yan Yuan’s顏元 Criticisms of Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology
  16. Yuhan Liang, PhD student in Philosophy Dept, University of Connecticut
    Title: What makes moral judgment right: Zhu Xi’s understanding of moral knowledge.
  17. Chung-ying Cheng, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Title: On Primary Cosmology in Chinese Philosophy: To Be is To Become
  18. Lea Cantor, PhD student at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
    Title: Why Human Subjectivity is a Bit Fishy.
  19. Tao Jiang, Professor, Religious Studies, Rutgers University
    Title: Contesting Ren in Classical Chinese Philosophy
  20. Yao-Cheng Chang, PhD student, University of Leuven
    Title: Ears and Eyes: The Mohist Arguments in Chinese Tradition
  21. Margaret Goralski & Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, Quinnipiac University & Southern Connecticut State University
    Title: Happiness of the Fish in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
  22. Jinli He, Trinity University
    Title: The Issue of Modernization and Westernization in Chinese Philosophy: Case Study of the Early 20th Century
  23. WANG Kai-li, The Department of Philosophy, Xiamen University
    Title: Moral Knowing, Moral Practice and Self-Deception: An Analysis of Zhu Xi’s Conception of Self-Deception
  24. Chew Sihao, PhD student, Oxford University
    Title: Song Neo-Confucian metaphysical account on the 理一分殊 liyifenshu: Two Types of One-many Account.
  25. Robert Carleo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: The Metaphysics of Confucian Morals: A Contemporary Debate
  26. Mercedes Valmisa, Gettysburg College, Philosophy Department
    Title: The Non-Subjective Agency of Fate (ming 命): Can Objects be Agents?
  27. Christian Helmut Wenzel, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
    Title: Two Concepts of Knowledge in Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish.
  28. Tak-Lap Yeung, Freie Universität Berlin
    Title: Overcoming the limit of knowledge: Mou’s modification of Kantian philosophy and its capability of responding to the crisis of technology in the 21st century.
  29. Marcus Düwell, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
    Title: Philosophical Anthropology as a Framework for Comparative Philosophy?
  30. Yumi SUZUKI, The University of Hong Kong / (East China Normal University)
    Title: Is Mengzi’s bian 辯 Philosophy or Rhetorical Persuasion? Undermining an Argument through Its Own Reasoning.
  31. Dascha Düring, Ethics Institute, University of Utrecht
    Title: The Epistemic Import of the Aesthetic in Chinese Philosophy.
  32. Yinya Liu, Lecturer, Chinese Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland
    Title: The Insight of “Knowledge Problem” in Zhuangzi’s Epistemology and its Significance for Artificial Intelligence.
  33. Rafal Felbur, Religious Studies, Stanford University
    Title: Identity or Intimacy? On the Term ji 即in the Zhaolun 肇論.
  34. Laura Catharina Han, Department for History and Cultural Studies, Free University Berlin
    Title: Escaping Confucian Ethics or Why doing away with knowledge does not equal not knowing: Zuowang, Xinzhai, Wuzhi and Wuwei in the Zhuangzi.
  35. Wu Yun, Philosophy Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Title: Yan (言) and Yi (义)—An Analysis of the Mohist Theory of Correcting Names.
  36. Suparjono Rusly, Philosophy Department at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nanyang Technological University
    Title: Putting Yogācāra Buddhist philosophy back into its Representationalist reading.
  37. CHEN I-Hsin, Assistant Professor Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Translation, Argument, and the Epistemic Reconstruction of Contents of Knowing: Wing-tsit Chan’s Argumentative Translation of Zhu Xi’s Concept of Li 理.
  38. Tsung-Hsing Ho, Department of Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan)
    Title: A Game-Theoretic Defense of Confucianism.
  39. Jan Vihan, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
    Title: 識意也意志也 Systematisation of Basic Signs in Shuowen: the case of “will” as “cognition”.
  40. Diego Castro Amenábar & Yu Shiyang, Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands & Ph.D. Student, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Title: Guiguzi’s indirect persuasion as a solution to deep disagreements.
  41. Andrei Gomouline, The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Title: Laozi and the Development of Cosmogonic Argument in Early China.
  42. Philippe Brunozzi, Philosophy department, University of Kassel
    Title: The Aim of Moral Theorizing in Confucianism.
  43. Polina Lukicheva, University of Zürich
    Title: A World without Space for Being and Nonbeing.
  44. I Xuan Chong, University of St. Andrews
    Title: Skepticism in the Zhuangzi and “Life-form”.
  45. Jingjing Li, School of Religious Studies, McGill University
    Title: Through the Mirror: The Account of Other Minds in Chinese Yogācāra Buddhism.
  46. Paul Turner, DePaul University
    Title: The Argumentative Structure of Perspective in the “ Qiwulun 齊物論”.
  47. Jinmei Yuan, Creighton University
    Title: On An Alternative Logic of Knowing (知 Zhi) Possible Worlds in Zhuang Zi: Reading The Inner Chapters from A Perspective of the Concept of Sets.
  48. Massimiliano Lacertosa, SOAS University of London
    Title: The Aesthetic Knowledge of the Zhuangzi.
  49. Robert Elliott Allinson, Professor of Philosophy, Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and Ethics, Soka University of America
    Title: To Know or Not to Know: Non-Skeptical and Skeptical Vantage Points in the Zhuangzi.
  50. Weimin Sun, Department of Philosophy, California State University Northridge
    Title: The Nature of Chinese Logic—Inference of Kind
  51. Zemian Zheng, School of Philosophy, Wuhan University
    Title: Space-metaphor and Perspective-taking in Zhuangzi’s Notion of Truth.
  52. Lincoln Rathnam, Duke Kunshan University
    Title: Classical Confucianism and The Limits of Persuasion.
  53. Verena Xiwen Zhang, Department of Philosophy, Tunghai University
    Title: On Zhuangzi’s Perspectives on Life and Death: Through Zhuangzi’s Epistemology to his Life of Philosophy.
  54. Haiming Wen, School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
    Title: Interpreting the Confucian “Rectifying Names”: A New Perspective.
  55. Kai Shmushko, Tel Aviv University
    Title: Exploration of the Epistemological Toolbox in the Buzhenkonglun《不真空論》
  56. Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University
    Title: Confucian Moral Psychology and Neuroscience of Embodied Empathy.
  57. YU Zhenhua, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Knowing to or Moral Knowing How? A Critical Examination of Prof. Huang Yong’s Interpretation of Yang Yangming’s Conception of Liangzhi.
  58. Jakub Zamorski, Jagiellonian University
    Title: How to believe in the Pure Land: The criteria of “correct belief” according to early modern Chinese Buddhists.
  59. Chaehyun Chong (Sogang University, South Korea),
    Title: Mohist Bian (辯 classifying) and the Generic Use of Nouns.
  60. PARK So Jeong (Sungkyunkwan University).
    Title: The Use of “Er 而” to Bridge Two Opposite Ideas in Classical Chinese Thought.
  61. Anders Sydskjør, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: The Contribution of Knowledge in the Xunzi ‘Undoing Blindness’.
  62. Margus Ott, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University
    Title: Im- and Explicating Energy: Neo-Confucian School of Qi.
  63. Iso Kern, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: Wang Yangming, Luo Qinshun und Ouyang De. Controversies about the bases of ethical action
  64. Ai YUAN, PhD student, University of Oxford
    Title: Argumentative and Persuasive Power of Silence.
  65. Chris Kang, Singapore Institute of Technology
    Title: The moon is always bright: Chinese philosophy illuminates an emancipatory epistemological pedagogy for countering techno-disruptive futures
  66. Albert Galvany, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
    Title: The Art of Philosophical Dialogue: Language, Fiction and Reality in the Zhuangzi
  67. Qingjie James Wang, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Moral Dilemma, Justice and the Confucius’s “Kin Concealment of Offences”
  68. Wusi Tseng, School of Philosophy, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
    Title: On the logic of Nagarjuna’s Midway
  69. Fang-Ru Kuo, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica & Center for General Education, Chung Yuan Christian University
    Title: The Dual Aspect of Tian: A Problem of Interpretation.
  70. Xianxia Shao, Department of Philosophy, Nanjing Normal University
    Title: Mohists’ Arguments for Their Cosmopolitanism.
  71. Rafal Banka, Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University
    Title: The Aesthetic Aspect of Confucian Practice in Li Zehou’s Psychological Construction.
  72. Meng Zhang, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
    Title: Mengzi’s Ethical Naturalist Constructivism and Its Ambiguity.
  73. Wan-hsian Chi, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    Title: Wang Yangning’s Metaphysics of Mind and Neo-Confucian Dialogues on Becoming a Sage: A Philosophical Hermeneutic Study.
  74. Yuet Keung Lo, National University of Singapore
    Title: From the Lion’s Roar to Heavenly Piping: Sound in Chinese Buddhism.
  75. Sun Qingjuan, Nanyang Technological University
    Title: The Exhaustive Rule: The Inner-heart and the Outer-heart Principles.
  76. Sharon Y. Small, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Wu (无) as a Philosophical Framework: Explorations in Early Daoist Thought
  77. Siufu TANG, The University of Hong Kong
    Title: Xunzi’s Confucian Constructivism: An Initial Sketch.
  78. Jorg Schumacher, Retired from  the University of Geneva
    Title: Defining a space of innocence—About the philosophical meaning of the word fang
  79. Yong Li, Assistant Dean, School of Philosophy, Wuhan University
    Title: Moral Ambivalence, Moral Relativism and Moral Knowledge.
  80. Anton Heinrich L. Rennesland,
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Dream Argument as Hypothesis: Perspective, existence, freedom.
  81. Ivana Buljan, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines
    Title: Counterfactual Reasoning in Early Chinese Philosophy.
  82. Harold W. Baillie, The University of Scranton
    Title: Zhuangzi: Plato’s Mature Philosopher.
  83. James D. Sellmann, The University of Guam
    Title: Rebuttal by Non-Rebuttal: The Zhuangzi as a Commentary on Kongzi Not knowing Complete Virtue.
  84. Yves Vende, Centre Sèvres (Paris), Philosophy department
    Title: Zhu Xi’s General and Particular Reading Method.
  85. Katarzyna Pejda, Sinology, Institute of Classical and Oriental Studies, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
    Title: Constructing a Moral Person in Analects and Mengzi Texts.
  86. Jean-Yves Heurtebise, FuJen Catholic University (Taiwan) & Associate Researcher, CEFC 法國現代中國研究中心(Hong-Kong)
    Title: Deconstructing the assumptions of the Chinese term 西藥. Comparative Perspectives on European/Chinese & Traditional/Modern Medicine.
  87. Philippe Major, Fellow, University of Basel
    Title: Philosophical Textuality between Heaven and Earth: Reading Tang Junyi.
  88. Jing Hu, Philosophy Department, Concordia University
    Title: Shameless Bullies and Shameless Heroes—a Discussion of Shame’s Communal Moral Value.
  89. Kai Wang, School of philosophy, Beijing Normal University
    Title: Xuncian Concept of daoxin 道心.
  90. Liang Cai, Department of History, University of Notre Dame
    Title: Technical Merit, Moral Virtue and Bureaucratic Hierarchy.
  91. Alexa Nord-Bronzyk, Nanyang Technological University
    Title: Guo Xiang on Fasting of the Xin: A Focus on Translation Comparison
  92. JianMing ZHOU, Yu LI, Université de Picardie Jules Verne
    Title: « White Horse vs Horse » and « P vs NP » – Modern Interpretation of Chinese Traditional Logic
  93. Shuhong Zheng, Department of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University
    Title: The Making of Neo-Confucianism: Commentaries, Concepts and Questions
  94. Yinghua Lu, Si-Mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University
    Title: How Does the Substance as Genuineness () Act? ——A Clarification of the Phenomenon of Genuineness Based on Zhong Yong 

 

Panels:

Panel 1:
Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:

Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

  • Eric Nelson (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology):
    Title: Conflicting Modernities: Zhang Junmai and the Debate over Life and Science
  • Téa Sernelj (University of Ljubljana):
    Title: Xu Fuguan’s Interpretation of the Concept Qinyun shengdong: A Fusion of Ethics and Aesthetics?
  • Ady van den Stock (Ghent University):
    Title: The Temptation of Metaphysics: Mou Zongsan’s Deductions of the Absolute in the Critique of the Cognitive Mind

 

Panel 2: Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

  • Bart Dessein (Ghent University):
    Title: ‘Confucianism for the Nation’ and ‘Confucianism for the People’: The Heritage of Wang Yangming in Mou Zongsan, and Beyond
  • Ouyang Xiao (University of Cork):
    Title: Contemporary Confucianism and Metaphysical Aesthetics:  an Aesthetic Investigation of Chen Lai’s Ren-ism
  • Jana S. Rošker (University of Ljubljana):
    Title: Confucian Revivals in Taiwan and mainland China: Chen Lai’s and Li Zehou’s upgrading of Mou Zongsan’s metaphysics of morality

 

Panel 3:
Passion for comparative Philosophy—In Memory of Walter Benesch

  • Roger Ames (Peking University) 
    Title: The Comparative Philosophy Movement and Fairbanks’s Socrates, Walter Benesch
  • Oleg Benesch (York University)
    Title: Philosophizing the Martial Arts in China, Japan, and the West
  • Chenyang Li (Nanyang Technological University)
    Title: Walter Benesch: An Authentic Comparative Philosopher in the Comparative Age

 

Panel 4: “Knowledge and Virtue in Early Chinese Philosophy”
Panel Chair/Moderator:
Xinzhong Yao, Renmin University, Beijing

  • Robin R Wang, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
    Title: Daoist Way: Rou 柔 (Supple or Pliant) As A Source of Knowing and Intellectual Virtue
  • Ming Chao Lin, National Taiwan University, Taipei
    Title: Reflection on the Self and Ethical Implications in the Zhuangzi
  • David Chai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Neo-Daoist Ji Kang’s “Essay on Dispelling Self-Interest”
  • Ann A. Pang-White, The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Title: Knowledge, Virtue, and Akrasia in Early Confucian Ethics

 

Panel 5:
Deepening the Daoist-Stoic Comparative Project

  • Lauren Pfister, Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Religion and Philosophy
    Title: Visions of Reality that Cause Politicians to Squirm: Comparative Concerns drawn from Marcus Aurelius’ kosmopolis,the Zhuangzi’s Daquna, Feng Youlan’s Tiandì jìngjie天地境界,and Hans-George Möller’s (A-Moral) Moral Fool (yúshèng愚聖)
  • David Machek, University of Bern, Institute of Philosophy
    Title: Stoics and Daoists on Doing Things Well
  • Kathryn Muyskens, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, NTU Philosophy Group
    Title: Self-Cultivation Towards the Ideal Self in Seneca and the Huainanzi

Commentator:

  • David Chai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Philosophy

 

Panel 6:
Chinese Philosophy of Mind—Nature, Mind, emotion, Desire

  • Xinzhong Yao (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of Cina)
    Title: The Embodied Mind and the Embodied Knowing_xin and zhi in the book of Mencius
  • Dennis Schilling (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China)
    Title: Life and Consciousness in Early Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhism
  • Jifen Li (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China)
    Title: The Transcoding of Motherly Love to Elder Brotherly Love in the Xunzi

 

Panel 7:
Nomina sunt omina: New Perspectives on Naming and the Theory of Zhèngmíng 正名 (“rectification of names”) in Classical Chinese Philosophy

  • Gian Carlo Danuser (University of Zurich)
    Title: Time and significance in Early Chinese Texts
  • Kateřina Gajdošová (Charles University, Prague)
    Title: Names and the Nameless: Ontological Role of Names from the Perspective of the Excavated Cosmologies
  • Lisa Indraccolo (University of Zurich)
    Title: Getting real – Names and Actualities in the Gōngsūn Lóngzǐ 公孫龍子and Other Logicians’ Writings
  • Zhenxu Xu (University of Basel)
    Title: Rectification of Names vs. Nullification of Names: Xúnzǐ 荀子 and Zhuāngzǐ 莊子 as Two Responses to the School of Names

Chair/Discussant:
Rafael Suter (University of Zurich)

 

Panel 8:
Knowledge Organization in Pre-Modern China

  • Hur-li Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Stefano Gandolfo, Doctoral (DPhil) Candidate, Oriental Studies (Chinese Philosophy), University of Oxford

 

Panel 9:
Power Rhetoric and The Rhetoric of Power of the Hánfēizǐ 韓非子

  • Federico Brusadelli (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
    Title: The Will and the Centre: Understanding Yào要in the Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子
  • Lisa Indraccolo (University of Zurich)
    Title: Tough Talk – Power relations, political rhetoric and cunning speech in the Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子”
  • Yuri Pines (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Title: Worth vs. Power: Hán Fēi’s ‘Critique of Positional Power’ Revisited
  • Romain Graziani (Ecole Normale Supériore de Lyon /University of Geneva)
    Title: Medicine and Politics – Reflections on the rhetoric of health and disease in the Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子
  • Chair/Discussant:
    Wolfgang Behr (University of Zurich)

 

Panel 10:
The Art of writing New Confucianism in the Twentieth Century: Textuality and Institutions

  • Rafael Suter (Zürich University)
    Title: Arbitrariness of Form and Content? Modes of Linguistic Expression in Xiong Shili’s Contemporary Confucianism
  • Joseph Ciaudo (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
    Title: Writing Confucian philosophy for a Western audience: Some remarks on the multiples histories of Confucian philosophy written by Zhang Junmai
  • Philippe Major (University of Basel)
    Title: Philosophical Textuality between Heaven and Earth: Reading Tang Junyi
  • Chan Hok Yin (City University of Hong Kong)
    Title: To win hearts and mind: Tang Junyi’s Philosophy of Education in Cold War Hong Kong, 1950-1970

Discussant:

  • Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg University)

 

Panel 11:
Guo Xiang and Wang Bi on Nothingness, Contentedness and Knowledge

  • Benjamin Coles (寇哲明), School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing
    Title: Between Fish and Sage: On Knowledge and Contentment in Guo Xiang and Spinoza
  • Kai Marchal (馬愷之), Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei
    Title: Once again on Nothingness in Wang Bi (226-249)
  • Dennis Schilling (謝林德), School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing
    Title: ‘Non-Consciousness’(wú xīn,無心) or the IncongruityBetween Existence and Knowledgein the Philosophy of Guō Xiàng
  • Christine Abigail Lee Tan (陳美安), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Guo Xiang and the Ontology of Epistemic Injustice
  • Yuxiao Wang (王雨萧), School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijin
    Title: Changes of Xiāoyáo— ‘Wandering at Ease’ in the Philosophy of Guō Xiàng 

Discussant:

  • Thomas Michael, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University

 

Panel 12: Persuasion in Politics:
On the Role of the Advisor in Pre-Imperial and Late Imperial China

  • Kai Vogelsang (Hamburg University)
    Title: The Smart, the Stupid, and the Enlightened: On the Origins of Political Consultation in Ancient China
  • Ralph Weber (University of Basel)
    Title: Huang Zongxi’s Critique of Fellow Confucians as Failed Advisors
  • Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg University)
    Title: Huang Zongxi on the Relation between Authoritative Advice and Ruling Power
  • Stefan Christ (Hamburg University)
    Title: The Huangchao jingshi wenbian as a Work of Political Advice

 

Panel 13:
Metaphysical Explorations of Reality in Post-Han Daoism

  • David Chai (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Philosophy)
    Title: Metaphysical Ecology in the Huanglao Boshu
  • Thomas Michael (School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University)
    Title: Heshang Gong
  • James Miller (Duke Kunshan University)
    Title: Nature and Pervasion (tong通) in Highest Clarity Daoism

 

 

Chinese Papers: 中文論文。依照登錄提交大綱日期排列】

  1. 程旺 北京中医药大学
    题目:持志以定心 ——王船山的“正心教”及其定位
  2. 肖雄 湖北大学哲学学院
    题目:试论牟宗三的圆教认(知)识论
  3. 陳起行 台灣國立政治大學法學院
    题目:荀子論法與先秦思想融合
  4. 吕锡琛 中南大学公共管理学院教授
    题目:试探虚静修道的心理保健功能及其机理
  5. 郑朝晖 广西大学哲学系
    题目:论易经的互文言说
  6. 王开元 河北大学哲学系
    题目:孟子对人性的规定
  7. 张斯珉 西安电子科技大学人文学院哲学系
    题目:理学视域下的“中和”新解——论程颐的中和思想
  8. 丁威仁 台灣清華大學華文文學研究所
    题目:中國古代房中思想的知識建構
  9. 张志强 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:孟荀庄“是非”观念探析
  10. 郑济洲 (中共福建省委党校),黎红雷(中山大学)
    题目:董仲舒公羊学的阴阳之道
  11. 张新国 南昌大学哲学系
    题目:朱子晚年仁学宇宙论的建构——以《玉山讲义》为中心的考察
  12. 杨少涵 华侨大学国际儒学研究院
    题目:道不远人”的思想实验与证成方案
  13. 劉保禧 台灣東吳大學哲學系
    题目:論胡適的「名學方法」
  14. 袁新国 浙江省社会科学院
    题目:王阳明“实行”哲学观的新辨析
  15. 鍾健文 香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:論情感在儒家道德直觀中之作用與地位: 以先秦儒家哲學為例
  16. 张锦枝 上海社会科学院哲学研究所
    题目:自我与无我:理学工夫论的三个层次
  17. 张俊 湖南大学岳麓书院教授
    题目:分别智与圆融智:哲学精神的类型学反思
  18. 吳忠偉 蘇州大學哲學系
    题目:[兼知」與「因知」——戰國後期的兩種「認知分工」論
  19. 李明书 华中科技大学哲学系
    题目:《佛说摩邓女经》论证佛教的说服如何可能
  20. 潘小慧 輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:由「知」到「智」–論《孟子》哲學中的「知」與「智」及其內在關聯
  21. 张慕良 吉林大学哲学社会学院
    题目:中国传统哲学宇宙论的特征
  22. 王博 空军军医大学基础医学院
    题目:从仲景对五行的拒斥看医理与哲理的冲突—兼论阴阳五行合流的根本困难
  23. 李翚 南京理工大学设计艺术与传媒学院
    题目:情-性-心-行:儒家的认知进路及其论证方式
  24. 杨本华 南京大学哲学系
    题目:论憨山德清会通三教的辩证理路
  25. 郭沂 韩国首尔国立大学哲学系
    题目:道体、性体与心体——道哲学的观念
  26. 王振钰 华东师范大学哲学系
    题目:良知与真知——阳明心学道德知识论研究
  27. 刘增光 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:“原日身体”与身的形上化—以身体现象学为鉴思考阳明学身心观念的发展
  28. 于文博 北京化工大学
    题目:心性结构的探索与道德主体的确立——以朱子“性之德”和马一浮“性德”为例
  29. 郭齐勇 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:“明类”与“比类”——先秦知识论的不同取向
  30. 孟领 北京石油化工学院
    题目:唯识学对早期佛教因果理论的发展
  31. 陈少明 中山大学哲学系
    题目:广“小大之辩”
  32. 徐亚豪 北京大学哲学系
    题目:道德与知识的张力——论王阳明对朱子格物说的内在化转向
  33. 朱承 上海大学哲学系
    题目:万物一体视域下的人工智能
  34. 姚才剛 湖北大學哲學學院
    题目:“天道性命”之說
  35. 任蜜林 中国社会科学院哲学研究所
    题目:早期儒家人性论的两种模式及其影响——以《中庸》、孟子为中心
  36. 陈苏珍 福建师范大学马克思主义学院
    题目:自然与心性的融合:朱子对善恶本体意蕴的探讨
  37. 陈立胜 中山大学哲学系
    题目:“以心求心”如何可能?
  38. 曾丽娜 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:佛教与西方因果关系之比较  ——以因明为论证工具进行阐释
  39. 龚建平 西安交通大学人文社会科学学院
    题目:论儒家道德认识之必要与可能
  40. 曹政 浙江大学人文学院
    题目:吠檀多“幻论”与道家“道生论”对比分析
  41. 周浩翔 河北大学哲学系
    题目:试析熊十力心性本体论对西方形而上学的批判与超化
  42. 黄宁园 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:“天籁”的语言秘密:人对真理的诠释
  43. 方朝晖 清华大学人文院历史系
    题目:如何理解先秦的“性”概念?
  44. 殷慧 湖南大学哲学系
    题目:汉宋礼学发展视域中的性情论:以郑玄、朱熹、戴震为中心
  45. 陈乔见 华东师范大学哲学系
    题目:正义、功利与逻辑——墨家非攻的理由与战争伦理
  46. 杨泽 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:关于朱熹与陆九渊天理观的探讨
  47. 尤煌傑 輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:以「運動」與「變化」考察中國原始儒家思想與亞里斯多德哲學的理論對比
  48. 席玥桐 中国人民大学哲学学院
    题目:从王阳明的良知观看德性与闻见之辩
  49. 冯达文 中山大学哲学系
    题目:中国古典哲学的宇宙论的多重意蕴
  50. 吴根友 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:当代中国的几种形上学述评
  51. 陈仁仁 湖南大学岳麓书院
    题目:孔子的仁论与君子内涵的转向
  52. 向净卿 中国人民大学国学院
    题目:清华简《命训》与儒家的内在超越、外在超越
  53. 苏晓冰 西安电子科技大学
    题目:从知识到德性:王阳明对“知识化”圣人观的反思
  54. 陈志雄 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:《管子》四篇道气关系论辨正
  55. 宋霞 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:心道相合、止其所止——论白玉蟾的心性养炼思想
  56. 刘旭 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:知识与德性 :论徐复观对朱陆异同的考察
  57. 张清江 中山大学哲学系
    题目:儒耶生死论辩中的知识与信仰 —以《正学鏐石》”释生死魂魄之辩”为中心
  58. 肖航 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:论东汉阴阳五行思想的发展 ——以《白虎通义》为中心
  59. 刘楚昕 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:道家“名实”思想研究
  60. 雷静 华南农业大学哲学系
    题目:悟道诗、身体与本体:理学家彼此印证的理路
  61. 解启扬 中国政法大学
    题目:墨荀韩人性思想的历史与逻辑
  62. 陳志強 國立臺灣大學哲學系
    题目:習與性成:清代儒學論「知識」與「過惡」的理論關係
  63. 何新宇 贵州大学哲学与社会发展学院
    题目:墨家逻辑的道义取向
  64. 賴柯助 國立中正大學中國文學系
    题目:從Korsgaard的實踐哲學論王陽明的知行合一:道德認同完整性的確立
  65. 王博 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:试论王夫之的“体知论”
  66. 梁奮程 台灣中央研究院中國文哲研究所
    题目:論朱子倫理學中「真知」的證成意涵
  67. 李维武 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:严复与中国哲学本体论的古今之变
  68. 李刚 遵义医学院人文医学研究中心
    题目:论《庄子》中精纯之“气”的属性
  69. 姜含琪 大连理工大学
    题目:王夫之易学体系中的认识论思想探析 ——以王夫之《易》、佛会通为中心
  70. 何萍 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:中国传统科学方法的现代意义
  71. 和溪 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:是非与道德 —朱子智德的认识论意义
  72. 朱人求 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:中国哲学的认知与悟道  —朱子格物致知的理论旨趣
  73. 曾暐傑 國立臺灣師範大學國文學系
    题目:在說服中建構實在── 作為知識的「性善身體觀」在漢語哲學場域中之源流、論辨與典範
  74. 丁为祥 陕西师范大学哲学系
    题目:“思则得之”―儒家人文精神的确立与拓展
  75. 江求流 陕西师范大学哲学系
    题目:《气、气化与万物生成:朱子对终极实在的理解》
  76. 曹剑波 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:《庄子》怀疑主义的当代解读
  77. 荆雨 东北师范大学哲学学院
    题目:道、法、名、理—荀子之法的论证逻辑
  78. 王晨光 西安電子科技大學
    题目:当代新儒家关于形上学论证的方法分歧 —徐復觀與學界的雙重論戰
  79. 劉錦源 臺北馬偕醫護管理專科學校通識教育中心
    题目:董仲舒天人相應論
  80. 乐旭顺 武汉大学 哲学学院
    题目:论庄子的“吊诡”哲学
  81. 廖璨璨 武汉大学 哲学学院
    题目:从“至善统善恶”探讨王阳明论心体之“善”的两个层面
  82. 吳惠齡 輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:論《鬼谷子》對《老子》「相反相成」之思維模式的繼承與轉化
  83. 鍾振宇 台灣中央研究院中國文哲研究所
    题目:用的存有論差異:由海德格的角度解析莊惠論辯的現代意義
  84. 谭延庚 山东师范大学
    题目:人工智能的内在限制与中国哲学视域的审视
  85. 陈之斌 湖南大学岳麓书院
    题目:论庄子对语言的质疑与批判
  86. 李政勋 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:以“中观”之法分析魏晋南北朝形神关系之争
  87. 王奇琦 厦门大学马克思主义学院
    题目:孟子的直觉之知—从“孺子入井”谈起
  88. 李雨鍾 台灣國立政治大學中文系
    题目:「氣」如何進入權力的生產機制:《管子·內業》的宇宙論話語
  89. 汪伟 北京大学哲学系
    题目:支遁的思想方法研究
  90. 高毅 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:中医基础理论的“理性化”探索
  91. 贾桠钊 北京体育大学马克思主义学院
    题目:《近思录》视角下的宋代道学有机整体宇宙论
  92. 张佳 东南大学人文学院
    题目:从扶乩到灵学:近代科玄论战下的知识与理性
  93. 杨柳岸 湖南大学岳麓书院哲学系
    题目:王夫之论德福关系
  94. 陈绘宇 台灣中央大學
    题目:韓儒奇蘆沙「理一分殊」在「四七論」的展開
  95. 竇逸凡 國立臺灣大學哲學系
    题目:從明辨是非到體道反性——以《淮南子》中的是非之辨為論
  96. 向世陵 人民大学哲学院
    题目:羽雪玉之白与犬牛人之性——孟、告之辩一议
  97. 周詠盛 臺灣大學哲學所
    题目:論《莊子》「魚樂」為一譬喻
  98. 鄒嘯宇 湖南師範大學公共管理學院哲學系
    题目:試論朱子應對人禽之辨問題的效力與困難
  99. 徐波 复旦大学哲学学院
    题目:从“不可说”与“非分别说”看中国传统哲学中的语言与知识
  100. 郑博思 中国社科院研究生院
    题目:《老子》的“自-然”与《庄子》的“自然”——管窥“自然”概念在《老》《庄》中的发展和演变
  101. 李秋红 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:小辨而毁大道”:《孔丛子·公孙龙》中的名儒论辩
  102. 沈庭 武汉大学国学院
    题目:中国佛教真理观的近代转向——以欧阳竟无为中心
  103. 赵中国 北京中医药大学马克思主义学院
    题目:论张载道学的三个论域:天学、仁学和礼学
  104. 张焱 北京师范大学哲学学院
    题目:中国古代道德推理的有效性——《论语》中一个经典案例分析
  105. 文碧芳 武漢大學哲學學院
    题目:康德“根本惡”思想與宋明理學家關於自欺和偽善的探討
  106. 蔡妙坤 台灣大學
    题目:《論語》中的「厚」與「薄」
  107. 胡建萍 新加坡南洋理工大学哲学系
    题目:人力与天命的抗争——论荀子与张湛的力命之辩
  108. 許家瑜 北京大學哲學系
    题目:待而後當,所待未定:《莊子》之「知」與「化」
  109. 傅晓微 四川外国语大学
    题目:杨朱“一毛不拔”的逻辑进路——兼论杨朱“贵己、为我”类观念的谬误
  110. 金生亮 中山大学哲学系
    题目:对“说服”与“知识”的考察—以《孟子》为例
  111. 邹海燕 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:辩证的总体性:王船山能所关系探析
  112. 王毅 四川外国语大学
    题目:中国哲学的原初构架及其核心概念 —“道、阴阳、五行、中和”及其相互依存
  113. 葉人豪 清華大學中國文學系
    题目:再議朱子的氣質之性-以張載、程頤為起點的討論
  114. 毕梦曦 北京大学哲学系
    题目:同出一理”与“一体相关:二程同体思想研究
  115. 陳志杰 台湾中央大學哲研所
    题目:論朱子的人心道心之說-兼論朱子對治「欲」的工夫
  116. 鄭宗義 香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:重探儒墨之是非
  117. 李兰芬:广州中山大学哲学系教授
    题目:王弼哲学中的道”“体”“无 

 

Chinese Panels: 【中文專題討論】

Panel 1:

中国古代对于“实在”问题的认识(一)──關於出土資料中有關宇宙生成、神秘世界的認識

  • 白奚 (首都师范大学哲学系教授)
    题目:《太一生水》宇宙生成论琐议
  • 曹峰 (中国人民大学哲学院教授)
    题目:清华简《汤在啻门》所见「五」的观念研究
  • 李若晖 (厦门大学哲学学院教授)
    题目:人何以能质疑鬼神——上博竹书《鬼神之明》中的人之知
  • 李巍 (中山大学哲学系副教授)
    题目:有无之辨与中国古代的本体论思考——结合出土文献的新论述

 

Panel 2:
中国古代对于“实在”问题的认识(二)──出土资料中有关人的心灵与活动的认识

  • 孟庆楠 (北京大学哲学系副教授)
    题目:天道与人心:生成论背景下的早期儒家人性观念
  • 王威威 (华北电力大学国学研究中心教授)
    题目:“虚无形”之道与“虚静”之心——《黄帝四经》的心灵哲学
  • 王中江 (北京大学哲学系教授)
    题目:出土文献与晚周“心灵”模式的多样性
  • 叶树勋 (南开大学哲学院副教授)
    题目:“活动”的哲学——上博楚简《恒先》中“作”的意蕴探析

 

Panel 3:
中國古代對於“實在”問題的認識(三)──關於出土資料中有關人文世界的處世與感受之認識

  • 林啟屏 (臺灣國立政治大學中文系特聘教授)
    题目:中國古代禮樂文明中的感受性問題:以孔子的詩論為分析焦點
  • 郭梨華 (臺灣輔仁大學哲學系教授)
    题目:清華簡(六)中鄭國之為政思想及其形上基礎
  • 袁青 (上海師範大學哲學系副教授)
    题目:清華簡《殷高宗問于三壽》“揆中水衡”與先秦黃老學的公正思想

 

Panel 4:
对话与变革——中国哲学中形而上学思想的回顾与展望

  • 杨浩 北京大学哲学系助理教授
    题目:融“无”入“有”—三教关系视域下郭象哲学有无问题新探
  • 汤元宋 中国人民大学国学院助理教授
    题目:从“道之体”到“与道为体”—朱子学道体观中的动静新诠
  • 刘莹 北京大学博士生
    题目:道之“制作”与“天下惟器”—从徂徕学的“制作”说看王船山的形而上学内涵
  • 张丽丽 新加坡南洋理工大学博士生
    题目:互镜与融通——从“一多关系”看中西形而上学的异同

 

Panel 5:
中國哲學中的語言、論辯與認知

  • 李賢中 臺灣大學哲學系教授
    题目:中國古代「物論」探析
  • Jana S. Rošker, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Department of Asian Studies
    题目:Modern Confucian Epistemology: From Intuition to Reason – And Back
  • 林明照 臺灣大學哲學系教授
    题目:《莊子・齊物論》中「不言」與「嘗言之」的語言反思
  • 吳惠齡 輔仁大學哲學系專案助理教授
    题目:論《鬼谷子》對《老子》之思維模式的繼承與轉化­­—以「相反相成」為核心

 

Panel 6:
“新子学”與“中國哲學”的自我反思與發展

  • 方勇 华东师范大学先秦诸子学研究中心
    题目:“新子学”的思路与目标
  • 刘思禾 东北师范大学古籍所
    题目:中国哲学、哲学史与“新子学”的异同之辨
  • 方达 华东师范大学先秦诸子研究中心
    题目:“新子学”与“中国性”—现代性与后现代性之下中国哲学的发展路向

 

Panel 7:
诠释与建构——儒学在日本的展开及其官学化

  • 刘莹 北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系社会研究科联合培养博士
    题目:“学以致道”与“习以成德”——以《论语徵》为例试析荻生徂徕之“道”
  • 佐藤由隆 日本大阪大学大学院文学研究科博士、北京大学高级进修生
    题目:日本怀德堂学派的知行论
  • 王茂林 中国人民大学哲学院博士、日本东洋大学交换留学生
    题目:宽政异学之禁下的儒学发展 ——以松平定信为视角

评议人:
汤浅邦弘教授  (大阪大学)

 

Panel 8:

事情本身”与“他者表述”—儒佛会通中的文本诠释与话语建构

  • 王皓 枣庄学院助理教授
    题目:儒佛会通视域下佛教语言对儒家经典意义世界的开启

——以契嵩《中庸解》为中心

  • 李瑛 西华师范大学政治与行政学院助理教授
    题目:明为一理,密辨深浅——论蕅益智旭儒佛会通思想
  • 刘莹 北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系联合培养博士
    题目:“归儒”何必“排佛”——藤原惺窝之“排佛”辨
  • 释法幢(谢謦后) 佛光大学佛教研究中心博士后研究员
    题目:何为护法?——《硕揆禅师语录》尺牍中的儒佛关系

 

Panel 9:
情感人视域——中国哲学中情感问题研究

  • 王广 山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
    题目:从“与物同体”论中国哲学“实在”澄明中的情感机制
  • 黄维元 山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
    题目:即情显性与即情成性——思孟性学中的情感机制
  • 苏晓晗 山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
    题目:性善情不善,徇情以定性——王夫之的情论思想
  • 沈大光 山东财经大学马克思主义学院国际政治关系研究所教授
    题目:论原始儒家情感教育的两重机制
  • 陈琼霞 辅仁大学哲学博士,中山大学哲学系副研究员
    题目:由《管子》之“情”观现代医疗中的医患关系

 

Panel 10:
中西问答学、论说及认识

  • 李浦群 加拿大昆特兰理工大学
    题目:The Limits of Rational Argumentation and the Importance of Persuasion–From the Perspectives of Wittgenstein and Confucius
  • 张耀南 北京航空航天大学
    题目:中华问答学之“三款六式”
  • 杨武金 中国人民大学
    题目:墨家认识论的独特性

 

 

Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion: Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy

ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy
Tuesday 2nd July- Friday 5th July, 2019

“Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion:
Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy”

University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

Host Organization Website

Chinese philosophy has since its pre-Imperial beginnings been concerned with knowledge – witness Zhuangzi’s argument with Hui Shi about knowing about the happiness of the fish. Furthermore, as this famous story makes clear, there is argument about what people know and what they do not know. And there are things known, in this story, the happiness of the fish, more usually, the character of rulers, the rites, how to act, right and wrong, history, cosmology, the unifying principle of the world, medicine, and mathematics. Yet these aspects of the Chinese tradition have hardly received the attention they deserve from philosophers—questions of what can be known, what the concept of knowledge is taken to be, what role it plays within various conceptual frameworks, as well as the sceptical challenges made to knowledge, beginning, once again, with the Zhuangzi. Scepticism makes room for persuasion, and for clarifying what makes a sound argument, as opposed to mere persuasion. But there are also systematic collections of knowledge (mathematical, medical, cosmological, scientific, for example) which are prominent in the tradition, and they have close connections with philosophy proper. We invite proposals for papers and panels to deepen our understanding of these issues, and carry Chinese philosophy forward into the new millennium.

 

Invited speakers:

Karine Chemla, SPHERE, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, France
Anne Cheng, Collège de France, France
Karyn Lai, School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK
Paul Unschuld,   Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Medical University, Berlin, Germany
Yang Guorong, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
Jenny Zhao, Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, UK

 

Venue:  Lerchenweg 36, 3000 Berne 12, Switzerland

www.philosophie.unibe.ch

 

Payable on registration:

Registration Fees:

Regular US$200

Students (including young scholars) US$100

Members of ISCP US$150

Student Members of ISCP (including young scholars): US$50
(The registration fee includes drinks on the first evening, tea breaks and lunch on the four days of the conference. The closing dinner is not included.)

Topics include the following:

Reality:

  • Yin-yang, Five elements, and Yijing (and other similar systems) as systems of classification
  • Chinese ontology (you/wu—being/nonbeing)
  • Chinese idea of the Ultimate Reality: Dao, Li, Taiji, the relation between One and Many
  • Chinese cosmology
  • Philosophical anthropology—Man’s relation to Heaven/Nature
  • Chinese Philosophy of Mind—nature, mind, emotion, desire.

Knowledge:

  • Theories of knowledge, perception and experience in Chinese philosophy
  • Epistemic reasoning and justification in Chinese philosophy
  • Theories of truth in Chinese philosophy
  • Concerns over scepticism
  • Knowledge and virtues
  • Knowledge, skills, and values
  • Moral knowledge
  • Early Encounters with Western Sciences: 16th-18th Centuries
  • Modernization and Westernization in the early 20th Century
  • Technology of the 21st Century: Chinese Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence

Argumentation and Persuasion:

  • Argument and knowledge
  • Analysis of particular arguments in philosophical texts from Pre-Qin to Contemporary
  • Persuasion and therapy
  • Persuasion and knowledge
  • Persuasion and power
  • Rhetoric – political, ethical, religious, legal, aesthetic
  • Of particular interest: Mohist Theories of argumentation, Theory of Names, Daoist methodology of debate, and specific argumentation in Buddhism

Timeline:
Paper abstract/panel proposal (with all paper abstracts) due (500 words)—English or Chinese: September 15, 2018 [Submission Email address iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch]
Acceptance by November 15, 2018
Final version of paper due: March 1, 2019
Hotel registration deadline: March 15, 2019 

Organizers:
R. A. H. King, University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland
JeeLoo Liu, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton, USA
Ann Pang-White, Department of Philosophy, The University of Scranton, USA
Weimin Sun, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Northridge, USA
Jinli He, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trinity University, USA
Genyou Wu, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
Zemian Zheng, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China

If you have any inquiry, please contact: Richard King  Or JeeLoo Liu

 


国际中国哲学会第二十一届国际哲学大会:201972-5
主题:实在,论证,说服:中国哲学中的形上探讨与知识论的参与
地点:瑞士波恩大学

中国哲学对知识论辩的关注可溯及先秦时代, 庄子与惠施对知鱼之乐的辩论即是实例。他们两人的争辩涉及人们所知与所不知的领域。当我们谈论知识, 必然涉及所知的对象—不管是庄惠辩论之中的鱼之乐, 先秦诸哲所关注的王者之德, 礼法之规范性, 行为之准则, 是非判断的基础, 通一万物的道及理, 还是种种人类系统性的知识, 如历史、宇宙论、医药、数学等等。知识论与所知的领域是不可分割的。然而, 中国的实在论与知识论至目前为止还未受到足够的哲学肯定与研析。种种中国知识论上的问题—比如知识的内容与可能性,【知识】的概念分析,知识在不同概念架构中所扮演的角色,以及怀疑论者对知识的挑战—都尚未受到哲学家的足够关注。本次ISCP国际哲学大会意图弥补这项缺失。本次大会的议题检视中国哲学中的知识概念,包括所知的对象,知识在概念架构中的角色,以及种种挑战知识可能的怀疑论立场。怀疑论为区分有效论证与纯粹修辞提供了探讨空间。同时需要专注的是中国思想史上有系统性的知识体系(如数学, 医学, 宇宙论, 自然科学, 等等),不仅在中国传承中地位重要,而且非常具有哲学性。本次ISCP国际哲学大会希望能能到众多学者的支持,藉由对这些重点哲学问题的探讨,推动中国哲学在新世纪全球化的蓬勃发展。

特邀主题演讲专家:

Anne Cheng, Collège de France, France
Karyn Lai, School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Austria
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Paul Unschuld,   Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charité -Medical University, Berlin, Germany
Guorong Yang 杨国荣, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
Jenny Zhao, Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

建议分项议题

【实在】

  • 阴阳, 五行, 易经
  • 中国宇宙论
  • 中国有无之辩
  • 终极实在的探讨:道, 理, 太极, 一与万殊
  • 中国哲学人类学:人与自然
  • 中国心灵哲学:人性, 人心, 情欲

【知识】

  • 中国哲学的知识, 知觉, 经验论
  • 中国哲学中对知识的思考与验证
  • 中国哲学中的真理论
  • 中国哲学中对怀疑论的关注
  • 知识与德性
  • 知识, 技能, 与价值
  • 道德知识的可能性
  • 16-18世纪中国学术对西方科学的吸收与反应
  • 20世纪中国学术的现代化与西学化
  • 21世纪的关怀:中国哲学与人工智能

【论证与说服】

  • 论证与知识
  • 对中国哲学文献中的特别论证的分析
  • 说服与治疗
  • 说服与知识
  • 说服与权力
  • 修辞学:政治, 伦理, 宗教, 法律, 美学
  • 墨辩
  • 名家理论
  • 道家论证法
  • 佛家辩证法

时间表:

  • 500字【中英文不拘】论文大纲与专题讨论提案(必须包含所有论文大纲)截止日期:2018年9月15日 【收件电邮: iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch
  • 审核结果宣布:2018年11月15日
  • 完整论文截止日期:2019年2月1日
  • 特价旅馆预订截止日期:2019年3月15日

会议组织委员会:

  • A. H. King 金瑞, University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland
  • JeeLoo Liu 刘纪璐, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton, USA
  • Ann Pang-White 庞安安, Department of Philosophy, The University of Scranton, USA
  • Weimin Sun 孙卫民, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Northridge, USA
  • Jinli He 何金俐, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trinity University, USA
  • Genyou Wu 吴根友, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
  • Zemian Zheng 郑泽绵, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China

联络人:刘纪璐 JeeLoo Liu (jeelooliu@gmail.com)

ISCP 2019 Fu Foundation Young Scholars Essay Award

ISCP 2019 Fu Foundation Young Scholars Essay Award

The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) are pleased to announce the 2019 ISCP Essay Contest in Chinese Philosophy.

A total of three prizes of $2,000 each are offered for the best essays in the area of Chinese philosophy, including two awards for graduate students or junior faculty within five years of receipt of the Ph.D., one each in Chinese and English, as well as one award for a senior scholar, whose essay can be in either Chinese or English. Funding up to $1000 also will be provided for the winners to travel to the 2019 biennial ISCP conference at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

All awardees are required to attend the 2019 Bern conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy conference to present their winning essays.

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to scholars at all levels, including independent scholars. However preference will be given to junior scholars beginning their careers, such as graduate students or assistant professors within five years of graduation, and one senior scholar who require funding to attend the conference.

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions should be sent to iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch, with “Fu Contest Essay” in the subject line. Decisions will be rendered by separate committees of scholars, drawn from the membership of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy.

Previously published papers are not acceptable. Submissions in English should not exceed 5,000 words; submission in Chinese should not exceed 7,000 words. DEADLINE: February 1, 2019.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The purpose of the contest is to encourage young scholars who show promise of making important contributions to the study and development of Chinese philosophy or Asian philosophy related to Chinese thought, and to help senior scholars with financial limitations to present their work at ISCP conferences.

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. CREATIVITY original philosophical insights, such as comparative analysis.
  2. COHERENCE a cogent, well-argued presentation.
  3. SCHOLARSHIP competence in dealing with philosophical texts and interpretations.

Please visit the Fu Foundation website to learn more about its programmes: http://www.charleswei-hsunfufoundation.net/birth.html

偉勳基金國際學會洲哲競賽

傅偉勳基金會與國際中國哲學會(ISCP)很高興宣佈2019年ISCP中國哲學的論文競賽。

三項各為兩千美元的獎項分別頒發給最佳中國哲學論文,第一項獎金頒給年輕教員(取得博士學位後五年之內,中英文作者各一位),第二項獎金頒發給在讀研究生(中英文作者各一位),第三項獎金頒給資深學者(中英文皆可)。獎金得主尚可取得一千美元為限的旅費補助以參加兩年一度的國際中國哲學會會議。

所有金得主必須參2019年在瑞士伯恩大學行的國際學會會議表他的得獎論文。

參選資

本競賽開放給所有學者,包括獨立學者,但優先考慮事業起步的年輕學者,如研究生或是助理教授(取得博士學位後五年之內),以及一位需要補助以參加本次會議的資深學者。

文提交

所有參賽論文請發送至iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch,在郵件標題上注明“Fu Contest Essay”。由國際中國哲學會的會員所組成的委員會將分組評出競賽結果。已經發表的論文概不接收。英文論文不超過5000字;中文論文不超過7000字。截止日期是2019年2月1日。

標準

競賽的目標是鼓勵那些有潛力對中國哲學或與中國哲學相關的亞洲哲學的研究和發展作出重要貢獻的青年學者,並贊助經濟條件有限的資深學者到國際中國哲學會報告論文。

提交的論文將根據以下三個標準進行評價:

  1. 創造性:原創的哲學洞見,例如對比分析的深度。
  2. 融貫性:有說服力的、論證充分的陳述。
  3. 學術性:處理哲學文本的詮釋能力。

詳情請參考傅偉勳基金會網站:charleswei-hsunfufoundation.org

ISCP Program at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy

 

ISCP Program at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy
Beijing, China
August 13-17, 2018

AUGUST 14 • TUESDAY

9:00am – 10:50am

C 070029 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (I) INNOVATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

SESSION I: THEMATIC COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY ON EARLY CONFUCIANISM
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Weimin Sun, California State University-Northridge, USA

  1. Puqun Li (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada): “Dwelling in Peace and Joy (an 安、le乐) in the Analects—Confucius’ Positive Psychology”
  2. May Sim (College of the Holy Cross, USA): “Wise Agents East & West: From Individual to Cosmic Agency”
  3. Kai Wang (Beijing Normal University, China): “Xunzi’s Notion of Self-cultivation in the Perspective of Aristotelian Virtue Ethics”
  4. Chi-Shing Chen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan): “Virtue Jurisprudence: Aristotelian Equity and Category of Xunzi”

 

11:10am – 1:00pm

C 070030 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (II) INNOVATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CHINESE PHILOSOPHY 

SESSION II: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF THE OTHER
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Tzuli Chang, Fudan University, China

  1. Douglas L. Berger (Leiden University, Netherlands):
    Paramārtha / 真諦and Schopenhauer: A Case Study of Western Misrepresentations of Buddhism”
  2. Roy Tseng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan): “Toward a Confucian Liberalism”
  3. Tzuli Chang (Fudan University, China): “A Confucian Response to Rawls’ Conception of Moral Persons”
  4. Carl Joseph Helsing (High Point University, North Carolina, U.S): “Language Games and Liberation: Linguistic Strategies of Utility, Therapy, and Creativity in the Zhuāngzi’s Inner Chapters”

 

2:00pm – 3:50pm

C 070031 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (III) INNOVATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CHINESE PHILOSOPHY  

SESSION III: COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY IN CONTEXT
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Xinyan Jiang, University of Redlands, USA

  1. Xinyan Jiang (University of Redlands, USA), “Comparing Chinese and Western Philosophy in Context”
  2. Yao-Cheng Chang (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Standards of Argumentation: The Rising Importance of San Biao in Modern Mohist Studies”
  3. Rina Marie Camus (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong): “Is there Zhi 志 in Western Philosophy? An Asymmetric Comparison from East to West”

 

4:10pm – 6:00pm

C 070032 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (IV): GENDER STUDIES, WOMEN ISSUES, AND CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Ann Pang-White, The University of Scranton, USA

  1. Ranjoo Herr (Bentley University, USA): “Does A Feminist Future in East Asia Require Western Feminism?”
  2. Ann Pang-White (The University of Scranton, USA): “Female Chastity in the Yijing and Other Confucian Texts: Genealogy and Radicalization”
  3. Lili Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): “Revisit Yin-Yang Relation in the Yijing
  4. Yuanfang Dai (Michigan State University, USA): “Rethinking Difference and Solidarity in Feminist Philosophy: Connecting East and West with a Chinese Transcultural Perspective”

 

AUGUST 15 • WEDNESDAY

9:00am – 10:50am

C 070033 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (V): REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS

SESSION I: HOW TO BECOME A PHILOSOPHER: THE MANY LIVES OF YANG ZHU
Room E232A, China National Convention Center 

Chair: Richard King, The University of Bern, Switzerland

  1. Carine Defoort (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Unfounded and Unfollowed Mencius’s Portrayal of Yang Zhu and Mo Di”
  2. Attilio Andreini (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy): “Beyond the Mengzi: Another Side of the Yang-Mo Symbol”
  3. Jongchul Park (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “The Ethical Features in Yang Zhu’s Philosophy Based on His Mingshi Theory(名實論)”
  4. Abigail Wang 王曉薇 (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Republican Intellectuals on Yang Zhu: Mencius’ Critique on Yang and Mo Revisited (1903-1940)”

 

11:10am – 1:00pm

C 070034 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (VI)REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS SESSION II: WANG FUZHI’S PHILOSOPHY FOR THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Room E232A, China National Convention Center 

Chair: JeeLoo Liu, California State University-Fullerton, USA

  1. Liangjian Liu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China), “A Moral Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Vital Energy (Qi) and Affective Mindset (Xin): Wang Fuzhi’s Study of Mencius and Its Contemporary Significance”
  2. Dawid Rogacz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland): “Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy of History — A Distinctive Form of Historical Materialism?”
  3. Tian Feng 田豐 (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China), “The Significance of Wang Chuanshan’s Historical Cultivation to Modern Personality”
  4. Nicholas Brasovan (The University of Central Arkansas), “Ecological Humanism in the Philosophy of Wang Fuzhi”

 

2:00pm – 3:50pm

C 070035 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (VII): REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS SESSION III
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Jinli He, Trinity University, USA

  1. Heawon Choi (University of British Columbia, Canada): “Misinterpreter or Reinterpreter? Zhi Dun and His Buddhist Philosophy Reconsidered.”
  2. Jinli He (Trinity University, USA): “Wang Guowei on Ziran”
  3. Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University, Poland): “Li Zehou’s Philosophical Aesthetics and Consciousness”
  4. Yao-nan Zhang張耀南 (Beihang University, China) and Shuang Qian錢爽(Ghent University, Belgium): “Tetralogy of ZHANG Dong-sun’s Four Declarations of Knowledge and Logic”

 

4:10pm – 6:00pm

C 070036 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (VIII):
RELEVANCE OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY IN THE MODERN WORLD
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Geir Sigurðsson, University of Iceland, Iceland

  1. Geir Sigurðsson (University of Iceland, Iceland): “Future Aging on Ancient Terms? Confucian Filiality and Senescence”
  2. Jaeyong Song (McMaster University, Canada): “‘Share and Rule’: The Implications of the Fengjian Discourse for the Modern World”
  3. Guo Wu (Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, USA): “Ontology of Sensibilities: How Can Chinese Philosophy Influence the Modern World?”
  4. Chi-Fang Tseng (Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan): “Buddhism Approach to Differentiation in the Modern World”

 

24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP 2018)

Beijing, 13 – 20 August 2018
Department of Philosophy, Peking University


 

ISCP WCP Program [August 14-15, 2018]

 

Day 1 (August 14, 2018)

ISCP Panel I: Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, Session I 

Thematic Comparative Philosophy on Early Confucianism

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Puqun Li (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada): “Dwelling in Peace and Joy (an 安、le乐) in the Analects—Confucius’ Positive Psychology”
  2. May Sim (College of the Holy Cross, USA): “Wise Agents East & West: From Individual to Cosmic Agency”
  3. Kai Wang (Beijing Normal University, China): “Xunzi’s Notion of Self-cultivation in the Perspective of Aristotelian Virtue Ethics”
  4. Chi-Shing Chen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan): “Virtue Jurisprudence: Aristotelian Equity and Category of Xunzi”

 

ISCP Panel II: Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, Session II

Through the Looking Glass of the Other

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Douglas L. Berger (Leiden University, Netherlands):
    Paramārtha / 真諦and Schopenhauer: A Case Study of Western Misrepresentations of Buddhism”
  2. Roy Tseng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan): “Toward a Confucian Liberalism”
  3. Tzuli Chang (Fudan University, China): “A Confucian Response to Rawls’ Conception of Moral Persons”
  4. Carl Joseph Helsing (High Point University, North Carolina, U.S): “Language Games and Liberation: Linguistic Strategies of Utility, Therapy, and Creativity in the Zhuāngzi’s Inner Chapters”

 

ISCP Panel III: Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, Session III

Comparative Philosophy in Context

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Xinyan Jiang (University of Redlands, USA), “Comparing Chinese and Western Philosophy in Context”
  2. Yao-Cheng Chang (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Standards of Argumentation: The Rising Importance of San Biao in Modern Mohist Studies”
  3. Rina Marie Camus (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong): “Is there Zhi 志 in Western Philosophy? An Asymmetric Comparison from East to West”
  4. Philipp Renninger (Cotutelle Universities of Lucerne (CH) and Freiburg (DE)): “Comparing Legal Philosophical Traditions in the Chinese and the German-speaking World”

 

ISCP Panel IV: Gender Studies, Women Issues, and Chinese Philosophy

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Ranjoo Herr (Bentley University, USA): “Does A Feminist Future in East Asia Require Western Feminism?”
  2. Ann Pang-White (The University of Scranton, USA): “Female Chastity in the Yijing and Other Confucian Texts: Genealogy and Radicalization”
  3. Lili Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): “Revisit Yin-Yang Relation in the Yijing
  4. Yuanfang Dai (Michigan State University, USA): “Rethinking Difference and Solidarity in Feminist Philosophy: Connecting East and West with a Chinese Transcultural Perspective”

 

Day 2 (August 15, 2018) 

ISCP Panel V: “Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers” Session I

Time: 1:50 p.m.

How to Become a Philosopher: The Many Lives of Yang Zhu

  1. Carine Defoort (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Unfounded and Unfollowed Mencius’s Portrayal of Yang Zhu and Mo Di”
  2. Attilio Andreini (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy): “Beyond the Mengzi: Another Side of the Yang-Mo Symbol”
  3. Jongchul Park (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “The Ethical Features in Yang Zhu’s Philosophy Based on His Mingshi Theory(名實論)”
  4. Abigail Wang 王曉薇 (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Republican Intellectuals on Yang Zhu: Mencius’ Critique on Yang and Mo Revisited (1903-1940)”

 

ISCP Panel VI: “Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers” Session II

Time: 1:50 p.m.

Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy for the Contemporary World

  1. Liangjian Liu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China), “A Moral Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Vital Energy (Qi) and Affective Mindset (Xin): Wang Fuzhi’s Study of Mencius and Its Contemporary Significance”
  2. Dawid Rogacz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland): “Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy of History — A Distinctive Form of Historical Materialism?”
  3. Tian Feng 田豐 (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China), “The Significance of Wang Chuanshan’s Historical Cultivation to Modern Personality”
  4. Nicholas Brasovan (The University of Central Arkansas), “Ecological Humanism in the Philosophy of Wang Fuzhi”
  5. JeeLoo Liu (California State University-Fullerton, USA), “What Can We Learn from Wang Fuzhi’s Moral Sentimentalism?”

 

ISCP Panel VII: “Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers” Session III

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Heawon Choi (University of British Columbia, Canada): “Misinterpreter or Reinterpreter? Zhi Dun and His Buddhist Philosophy Reconsidered.”
  2. Jinli He (Trinity University, USA): “Wang Guowei on Ziran”
  3. Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University, Poland): “Li Zehou’s Philosophical Aesthetics and Consciousness”
  4. Yao-nan Zhang 張耀南 (Beihang University, China) and Shuang Qian 錢爽(Ghent University, Belgium): “Tetralogy of ZHANG Dong-sun’s Four Declarations of Knowledge and Logic”

 

ISCP Panel VIII: Relevance of Chinese Philosophy in the Modern World

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Geir Sigurðsson (University of Iceland, Iceland): “Future Aging on Ancient Terms? Confucian Filiality and Senescence”
  2. Jaeyong Song (McMaster University, Canada): “‘Share and Rule’: The Implications of the Fengjian Discourse for the Modern World”
  3. Guo Wu (Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, USA): “Ontology of Sensibilities: How Can Chinese Philosophy Influence the Modern World?”
  4. Chi-Fang Tseng (Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan): “Buddhism Approach to Differentiation in the Modern World”

Call for Papers—ISCP Panels at 24th World Congress of Philosophy

The World Congress of Philosophy is organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) in collaboration with one of its member societies. The XXIV World Congress will be held in Beijing, China, from August 13 to August 20, 2018. More details can be found at http://wcp2018.pku.edu.cn/yw/index.htm.

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy plans to hold consecutive panels for one or two days at WCP, and welcome all of you to submit your paper and panel proposals. The papers and panels should be consistent with the following themes:

Chinese Philosophy, from the Past to the Future
Key Themes:
1. Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy
2. Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers
3. Relevance of Chinese Philosophy in the Modern World
4. Gender Studies, Women Issues, and Chinese Philosophy

Deadline for Paper abstracts (300 words)/Panel proposals: Nov. 1, 2017

Completed drafts for all accepted papers are due by Jan. 31, 2018

All ISCP programs will be finalize before March 1, 2018.

Thank you for your support to ISCP. Please send your paper/panel proposals to all four of the following ISCP board members by Nov. 1, 2017.

Dr. JeeLoo Liu: jeelooliu@gmail.com
Dr. Jinli He: jhe@trinity.edu
Dr. Ann Pang-White: pangwhitea2@scranton.edu
Dr. Weimin Sun: Weimin.sun@csun.edu

20th International ISCP, Day 2 – 4

20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Final Report: 

The 20th ISCP conference has successfully concluded on July 7, 2017.  In the four days of the conference, there were many concurrent sessions covering a rich array of topics from the comparative angle, the hermeneutic angle, the angle of textual analysis, the angle of reconstructive reading, and the philosophical angle.  The distribution of Chinese and English sessions is about 50-50.  A distinctive feature of this conference is to showcase junior scholars and advance graduate students amidst established scholars. These junior scholars carry themselves impressively well, presenting refreshing approaches and novel ideas. The ISCP aims to continue this direction set by this conference to integrate junior and senior scholars.

At the business meeting, it is announced that the next ISCP conference will be held at the University of Bern in Switzerland in 2019.  Professor Richard King, our current Vice President, will be the key organizer of this conference, and the tentative theme is “Knowledge, Persuasion, and Argument in Chinese Philosophy.”  More information will be updated on our website when available.  The Nomination Committee also decided to nominate Professor Yang Guorong from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China to be considered for the next VP after Professor Chenyang Li finishes his term at the end of 2017.  There will be an official e-vote among current members in November.

It is also announced that starting January 1, 2018, we will raise our membership fees to $30 a year. There will be a membership page posted on our website, and everyone can consult the page to see the status of his or her membership.

The 24th World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing (Peking University), China, on August 13-20, 2018, and the ISCP will propose a one-day mini-conference at this venue.  We aim to produce a philosophically attractive and engaging mini-conference, with four sub-themes and high quality papers. We welcome suggestions on innovative themes. Once we have chosen the themes, we will do a call for papers and the selection will be rigorous.  To expose Chinese philosophy to philosophers outside of this area of expertise, all papers will be written and read in English.

At the conclusion of this conference, the ISCP banner was passed from Chenyang Li to Richard King, to symbolize the passing of the torch. It is with great commitment that the ISCP officers will continue the professionalism and academic rigor exemplified in this conference, and we look forward to seeing more participants at the next conference in Bern in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Other Plenary Talks:

The third plenary session was held on July 5th, the second day of ISCP conference. The session was chaired by Carine Defoort from University of Leuven, who introduced the first speaker, Prof. Vincent Shen (沈清松) from the University of Toronto, and the second speaker, Prof. Bryan van Norden (萬百安) from Vassar College and Yale-NUS. Prof. Shen, in his lecture “Daxue: The Great Learning for University Today,” emphasizes the significance of Daxue in today’s higher education, as well as in the modern society of globalization. Prof. Shen promotes the method of strangification as the ideal way to handle various issues encountered in today’s multicultural society. The method of strangification, inspired by Daxue, is understood as a method of consensus building through the process of universalization. It is also called waitui (外推), since strangification is rooted from one’s own generosity and extends from one to the others with the principle of reciprocity. Prof. Shen compares his theory with Habermas’ theory of communicative action and considers his own theory superior. Shen’s talk generated a lot of interesting questions from the audience.

Prof. van Norden, in his lecture, “Like Loving a Lovely Sight: Simile and Metaphor in Chinese Philosophy,” gave a vivid presentation on the use of metaphor and simile in Chinese philosophy, particularly in the Confucian tradition. van Norden focused on a popular and influential statement made in Daxue, “It is s like hating a bad odor, or loving a lovely sight” (如恶恶臭如好好色), and elaborated various ways of interpreting this statement. He found the traditional interpretations of “loving a lovely sight” inadequate as they tend to avoid the sexual reference implicit in the statement (se 色 means a beautiful woman rather than a beautiful color), and so in such interpretations the immediate connection between perception (seeing a beauty) and action (loving the beauty) is missing. The intended parallel between hating a bad odor and loving a lovely sight is also absent under traditional interpretations. van Norden further examined Chen Yi’s idea of true knowledge with Chen’s example of a farmer once mauled by a tiger, Zhu Xi’s discussions on deeper understanding, and Wang Yangming’s claim that there is a direct link between knowing and action. This relates well to the perennial issue of knowledge and action, and van Norden’s presentation generated lots of discussion.

On Day 4, July 7, there were three plenary talks.  Professor Haifeng Jing gave the talk on the three dimensions of hermeneutical reconstruction of Chinese classics: First, it should respond to the challenge of modern Western culture, such that it can have a dialogue and correspondence with Western hermeneutics in terms of its domain of problems and its means of expression. Second, it should be enriched by the profound Chinese cultural heritage by which it can mobilize all past interpretations of Chinese classics inclusively with regard to past records and modes. Among the traditions, Confucian classics should be its core, but not the sole element, whereas elementary studies of the texts and words (xiaoxue) should provide a foundation, but not to set the limitation.  Third, it should have an explicit aim.  The reinterpretation of Chinese classics is not meant to sort out national cultural heritage, but to shed light on the philosophical import and core essence of past thinking, so as to establish the identity of contemporary Chinese culture, to provide written testimony and to explore its modern significance.  He argues that the philosophical imports of the Confucian classics might be better preserved by neo-Confucianism of the Song-Ming era. If we want to further develop the philosophical dimensions of Chinese hermeneutics of the classics (jingxue), we need to draw upon the texts of neo-Confucianism (zixue).  The study of neo-Confucian texts can enhance our hermeneutic reconstruction of Confucian classics. He concludes that “philosophizing” Confucian classics is already a trend, a “must”, not an option and not in dispute. Nowadays we must acknowledge Confucianism as philosophy, not merely a form of religion or a way of life.

Professor Karyn Lai’s talk is entitled “The Devil is in the Detail: the Significance of the Analects for Moral Theory and Practice.”  She begins by citing Immanuel Kant’s derogative and dismissive attitude toward Chinese philosophy, in particular, his denouncing the existence of Chinese ethics.  She continues to present the negative assessment of Chinese ethics, especially in the Analects, that is echoed in many other earlier scholars on Chinese philosophy.  However, in all these criticisms, there are some presuppositions on what “ethics” should have and what the Analects is lacking.  Lai suggests that we take a different approach: study the text of the Analects closely to see what it does offer. She points out that the Analects manifests the paradigm of examples and situationality.  Book Ten of the Analects, for example, is filled with trivial examples of etiquette and Confucius’ demeanor in various situations.  According to Lai, an important route to becoming moral is to learn from examples — familiarizing oneself with norms of behavioral propriety, practicing what one learns, having discourse with others — which in turn builds a repository of appropriate behavior.  Stories in the Analects are not meant to set up normativity in all situations, nor to define various virtues. If we take it to be doing the latter tasks, then of course we would be disappointed.  It is time that we go beyond seeking moral “theory” in the Analects.  She emphasizes that it is not that norms are not important; however, moral principles often cannot help us to make moral decisions in particular situations.  She cites Linda Zagzebski’s view that moral theory is like a world map — it helps us to situate ourselves in the world, but cannot offer us practical guidance.  She concludes that moral theory by itself is never sufficient and we need many examples to help guide us through the multiple ethical situations in life.  And the Analects offers us a rich moral repertoire.

Professor Chung-ying Cheng gave the final plenary talk on the anthropic roots of Confucianism. What he means by anthropic principle (AP) is his rendition of the Chinese phrase: tianrenheyi, which means literally the unity of heaven and human.  He suggests that there are two versions of the AP: The strong anthropic principle suggests that this universe has a power and age and cosmological constants to accommodate human emergence and development.  The weak anthropic principle suggests that this universe must be consistent with our capability and performance in observing and knowing this universe so that what we know cosmologically is true of the universe.  Heaven is the root of our emergence, and at the same time, human ought to aim for cultivating the virtues of Heaven to perfection.  Hence, the unity of heaven and human is basically the unification of virtues in nature and in human conduct.  In the history of Chinese philosophy, many Confucians emphasize unification in various aspects.  Unification is a matter of grounding humanity and its moral efforts for completion and perfection. Cheng suggests that this principle can better explain the world than current scientific models, because it enables us to answer the initial questions of human being, human understanding and human action.

 

Respectfully submitted,

JeeLoo Liu
Executive Director of the ISCP
Weimin Sun
Secretary of the ISCP

20th International ISCP, Day 1

Dear All

Here is a brief report on the first day of the ISCP 2017 conference held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World. Those of you who could not make it this time can get a sense of what is going on here.

20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Day 1, July 4th, 2017

Opening Ceremony

President Chenyang Li opened the conference with remembrance of two former presidents of the ISCP: Professor Shu-hsien Liu and Professor Jiyuan Yu, both passed away in 2016.  He also shared the sad news of the recent passing of Henry Rosemont, Jr. (1934-2017).  All participants were asked to rise up to give a two-minute silence in memoriam.

Dean Alan Chan gave a welcoming speech next. He explained that this 20th ISCP conference, with more than 200 participants from various countries, is the largest ISCP international conference to date. He attributed this phenomenal success to Chenyang Li and his team. He also thanked the sponsors of this conference: Center for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Confucian Association, Singapore, Pei Hwa Foundation, and Modern Confucianism Foundation Ltd.

Chenyang Li explained that this is a Green conference; hence, no paper or abstract is printed out. Instead, they are available on the website. The organizers also provided the gift of a smartly designed square refillable water bottle for all participants to reduce the wasteful production of plastic bottles.  This is really a model that other conference organizers should emulate.

The first plenary speaker is Dr. Robert C. Neville from Boston University, a long-time leader of the ISCP.  The title of Neville’s talk is “Ritual and Creativity.” He explains that whereas rituals dictate rules of human interactions, creativity is needed for individual space and personal integration.  Rituals are in all aspects of our lives; our life is fundamentally a ritualized life. Creativity is required for individual expressions and maneuvers of rituals. There are of course certain rituals that are harmful, such as racism and sexism. Critical analysis of rituals requires creativity that stands outside the box. Thirdly, the invention of new rituals requires creativity. Sometimes the old rituals and the new ones do not cohere with one another. Nevertheless, we should not be afraid to open new paths. Furthermore, rituals support spontaneity. A well-played life provides leisure and leisure allows spontaneity. Neville suggests that the dichotomy between individualism and participation is mistaken. Each of us in our core has all sorts of ritual forms that make us complete. Over lifetime, we make who we are by the choices we make and the paths we take.  The days are over when people are forced to take the paths that their parents set for them. Each of us gives personal integration of various rituals in our life. We humans leave environmental footprints (so it is good that this is a Green conference). Many of our effects on others and on the world are of course out of our control. Nevertheless, the best way to make ourselves better people is to take what we can control and to make the best of it by our personal and conjoined actions. Such creativity does not stand in opposition of ritualized life; on the contrary, creativity can enhance the richness of our ritualized life.

The second plenary session includes two keynote speakers: Professor Carine Defoort from KU Leuven and Professor Tao Liang from Renmin University.  Defoort’s talk argues that Confucianism and Mohism should not regard each other as archenemies. She analyzes the connection between Kongzi and Mozi and suggests that the negative references of each other in the texts should be read as “constructions,” rather than literally. The two schools have more in common than disagreement.  She cites Kang Youwei’s (1858-1927) view that Mozi was a religious leader, and that Confucius was not any less a religious leader too.  In Kang’s view, for Confucianism to emerge as a religion, it needs a rival religion; hence, Mohism was treated as an opposing school.  Defoort further argues that it was Mencius who presented Mohism as a foe, highlighting the latter’s theory of “care without gradations.” In Mencius’ characterization, Mohism is demonized and oversimplified. Some later Confucian scholars did raise doubt about Mencius’ reading of Mohism. In the West, beginning in the 19th century, scholars raised serious objections to Mencius’ reading of Mohism and his “unjust” accusation. The key doctrine of Mohism should be on inclusiveness rather than equality in one’s love and care of others. She concludes that we need to do more careful study on the philosophical differences between the two schools.

Professor Liang Tao talks about the integration of Mencius and Xunzi. He said that he has been advocating a new Confucian lineage: The old lineage for Confucians is Kongzi — Zengzi — Zisi — Mengzi. New lineage for the transition of Dao is Kongzi — 72 disciples — Zisi — Mencius — Xunzi. Liang further suggests that we adopt new “Four Books”: AnalectsBook of RitesMengzi, and Xunzi.  An obvious difficulty for his integration of Mencius and Xunzi is of course the apparent disagreement of their view on human nature. Liang argues that Xunzi’s view is not really that human nature is evil, and that good is the result of external efforts. He cites the excavated text and Pang Pu’s interpretation that what Xunzi meant by effort (“wei”) was not external efforts, but “conscious exertion.”  The term ‘wei’ refers to activities of heart-mind. So Xunzi’s view should be read as “human nature is bad and heart-mind is good.”  The heart-mind for Xunzi is moral and intelligent, being inclined to goodness. So the debate between Mencius and Xunzi is actually not on whether human nature is good or bad; rather, it is on whether morality is based on human nature of human heart-mind.

The host has been very generous in providing tea breaks and luncheon. Tea breaks came with delicious appetizers, desserts, fresh fruit, in addition to coffee and tea. The luncheon was a huge buffet with three options: Western, Asian and Vegetarian. The breaks and lunch are set in a casual atmosphere conducive to interpersonal exchanges. Many participants are able to catch up with old acquaintances or make new ones.

The afternoon program consists of two time slots, each with six concurrent sessions, some in Chinese and some in English. The rest of the conference will be mostly similar to the first day — one plenary session and several concurrent sessions. The conference closes on July 7th.  A final report will be given after the conference is concluded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted
JeeLoo Liu
Executive Director of the ISCP

20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy Programme

The program for the 20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy is now posted on the conference page.

View the Conference Programme 會議議程

 

Sad News

 

Dear friends,

I am extremely saddened to share the news that ISCP executive director and executive committee chair, Professor Jiyuan Yu passed away on 3 November 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

His passing is a major loss to our organization. Professor Jiyuan Yu also served as the president of ISCP in 2012-2013 and hosted the 18th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Buffalo, New York in 2013. He will be remembered dearly by his friends and colleagues. A panel will be organized in his honor at the upcoming 20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Singapore, 4-7 July 2017.

Thank you, Jiyuan and farewell, our dear friend!

Chenyang Li

President of ISCP

 

Jiyuan Yu (1964-November 3, 2016) was a moral philosopher noted for his work on virtue ethics. Yu was a long-time and highly admired Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York, starting in 1997. Prior to his professorship, Yu completed a three-year post as a research fellow at the University of Oxford, England (1994-1997). He received his education in China at both Shandong University and Renmin University, in Italy at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and in Canada at the University of Guelph. His primary areas of research and teaching included Ancient Greek Philosophy (esp. Plato, Aristotle), and Ancient Chinese Philosophy (esp. Classical Confucianism).

He served on the Editorial Boards of History of Philosophy Quarterly (2002-2005), World Philosophy (2000-present), Frontiers in Philosophy (2006–present), the Chinese translation of the Complete Works of Aristotle (1988-1998), and the book series on Chinese and Comparative Philosophy (New York: Global Publications). He received the University’s Exceptional Scholar (Young Investigator) Award, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences’ Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002. He was appointed a 2003–04 Fellow at the National Humanities Center and a Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow in the spring of 2008.