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

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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: February 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

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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 eachare 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 $1000also 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: March 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3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

Call For Papers: the 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (in English & Chinese)

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Call for Papers

The 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) will be held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on 4 – 7 July 2017.

Conference Theme: Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World

In the 21st century, cultures that originated on different continents are in close contact and people from various philosophical and religious traditions interact on multiple levels. How can Chinese philosophy position and present itself in this multicultural and intercultural world? How does a globalized world affect the study and development of Chinese philosophy? What does Chinese philosophy contribute to the making of a more harmonious and prosperous world? How can Chinese philosophy more effectively interact and communicate with other traditions? What can Chinese philosophy do to further renew and enrich its own traditions? This conference explores such questions, directly and indirectly, from a wide range of perspectives.

Under the general theme of “Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World,” the subthemes of this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Chinese philosophy as a cultural tradition
  2. Contemporary challenges for Chinese philosophy
  3. Continuing relevance of Chinese philosophical ideas
  4. Buddhism and the contemporary world
  5. Confucianism and the contemporary world
  6. Daoism and the contemporary world
  7. Chinese philosophy as a world philosophy
  8. Chinese philosophy and philosophies of other cultures
  9. Comparative approaches to Chinese philosophy
  10. Pluralism and diversity in Chinese philosophy
  11. The model of Confucian-Daoist complementarity
  12. The harmony of the three teachings (Buddhism-Confucianism-Daoism)
  13. Society and politics in Chinese philosophy
  14. Multiculturalism in Singapore, East Asia, and Southeast AsiaParticipants may present papers on individual philosophers or thematic topics. The organizers strongly encourage proposals for panels focused on particular thinkers or issues.

Submission guidelines:

The conference languages are both English and Chinese.

English abstracts should be 250 to 300 words; Chinese abstracts should be about 500 characters. Abstracts should include paper title, author’s name, affiliation, and email contact information.

Panel submissions (including “Author-Meets-Critics” sessions) should include the topic, panelists and their affiliations, a summary of the proposed panel in 300-500 words (English) or 800-1000 characters (Chinese), and an abstract for each of the papers (in 250–300 words for papers in English and 400-500 words for papers in Chinese).

Individual paper presentations are 20-25minutes each. Proposed panels can be either 1.5 hours with two presenters (20-25 minutes each) and one commentator (10-15 minutes), or 2 hours with three presenters.

Timeline:

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals: November 30, 2016

Communication of acceptance: January 31, 2017

Deadline for submitting early-bird registration form: March 31, 2017

Deadline for submission of full papers: May 30, 2017
More logistics information will follow soon. Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg . More information regarding the conference will be available here (http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx) .

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Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation: ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy

The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy are pleased to announce the 2017 ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy.

A total of three prizes of $2,000 each are offered for the best essays in the area of Asian 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 2017 biennial ISCP conference.

All awardees are required to attend the 2017 Singapore 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 young scholars beginning their careers, such as graduate students or assistant professors within five years of graduation), and senior scholars who require funding to attend the conference.

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions should be sent to iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg, 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: March 1, 2017.

 

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 programs: charleswei-hsunfufoundation. org

 

征稿

国际中国哲学学会第二十届国际会议将于2017年7月4日至7日在新加坡南洋理工大学召开。

会议主题:中国哲学与多元文化世界

二十一世纪,随着起源于不同地区的文化联系日趋紧密,生活在各种哲学和宗教传统下的人们之间的相互交流也在多重层面展开。在多元文化和跨文化的世界中,中国哲学如何定位和呈现自己?世界全球化如何影响中国哲学的研究与发展?中国哲学能否为创造一个更加和谐与繁荣的世界贡献力量?中国哲学与其他传统如何更有效的沟通及相互影响?中国哲学如何持续创新并发展自身传统?本次会议将从广阔的视角直接或间接地探讨这些问题。

本届会议以“中国哲学与多元文化世界”为主题,包含但不局限于以下若干子题:

  1. 中国哲学作为一种文化传统
  2. 中国哲学的现代挑战
  3. 中国哲学思维的持续有效性
  4. 佛教与当代世界
  5. 儒家与当代世界
  6. 道家与当代世界
  7. 中国哲学作为一种世界哲学
  8. 中国哲学与其他的哲学文化
  9. 中国哲学的比较研究和发展
  10. 中国哲学的多元化与多样性
  11. 儒道互补模式研究
  12. 三教(佛教-儒教-道教)的和谐
  13. 中国哲学中的社会政治理论
  14. 新加坡、东南亚和东亚的多元文化

学者可以对个别哲学家或者主题发表论文。同时,主办单位鼓励大家组织和参与针对特别的思想家或哲学问题的专题讨论。

投稿指南:

  1. 会议官方语言为中文和英文。
  2. 英文摘要250-300字;中文摘要约500字。摘要需包括:论文题目,作者姓名,单位,和邮箱等联络信息。
  3. 本会接受专题组別论文个别论文的投稿

(i) 专题组別论文

专题组別论文投稿(包括“作者与评论者面对面”部分)需包括:小组的专题题目,所有参与者的姓名、单位和联系方式,小组专题提案的简介(英文300-500字;中文800-1000字),及每篇论文摘要(英文250-300字;中文约500字)

专题组別的时间分别采取以下两种形式:

1.5小时:两位宣读人,每位发言20-25分钟。一位点评人,发言时间10-15分钟。

2小时:三至四位宣读人,每位发言20-25分钟。

(ii) 个別论文

个別论文投稿者須提供论文题目、作者姓名、单位、联系方式以及论文摘要(英文250-300字;中文约500字)

个人论文宣读限时20-25分钟。

  1. 时间表:

(i) 提交论文摘要及专题组別论文提案:2016年11月30日前

(ii)发送录用通知:2017年1月31日前

(iii) 提交优惠注册登记表:2017年3月31日前

(iv) 提交论文全文:2017年5月30日前

提交论文及查询请联系iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg .

更多的会议相关信息将很快公布。请见http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx

 

【傅伟勋基金会优秀论文竞赛奖公告】:

 

1.傅伟勋基金会将在2017年国际中国哲学会第二十届国际会议上颁发三份优秀论文奖,奖励立意新颖有益、论证有理有据、材料使用充实得体的优秀论文。

 

  1. 其中两份为学界新秀特设(包括研究生和年青教师)。奖金各2000美元,外加1000美元以内的参加会议有关费用。得奖者本人必须参加会议并宣读论文。

 

3.参赛者必须在提交论文到(iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg)时,在电邮主题(subject line)注明“傅伟勋基金会参赛论文”。英文论文不超过5000字;中文论文不超过7000字。参赛截止日期2017年3月1号。

 

 

Information about Buffalo Conference

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Call for Papers

18th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy By the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)

Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living

July 21-24, 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo

Deadline for submission of the abstracts and symposium proposals:

November 30th, 2012.

Please send to  buffaloiscpconference@yahoo.com

For details, please visit the Conference website:

http://iscp.philosophy.buffalo.edu/

The theme of the conference

One major characteristic of Chinese philosophical tradition is that it is not just a matter of theoretical pursuit, but is more a practical enterprise. Philosophy is thought to be a “Learning of Living” (生命的学问), and doing philosophy is to practice a way of life that one chooses and to cultivate and transform character. The central question of Chinese philosophy is “what is the Dao?” and dao (literally, road or way) is the way in which human beings should lead their lives. This conception of philosophy differs from the prevailing modern university conception of philosophy, according to which philosophy is mainly a theoretical discipline and philosophical reflection is peripheral to life.

The conception of philosophy is worth studying, keeping alive, and reviving as an alternative way of doing philosophy. It is similar to the idea that philosophy is the “art of living,” which was prominent in ancient Greek/Roman philosophy, especially in the spirit of Socrates. His motto that “the unexamined life is not worth living” clearly shows that what is examined is “life” rather than “knowledge” or “proposition.” The Jewish tradition is also characteristic of the idea that letter and spirit, idea and life, are inseparable. In the West this conception has been marginalized in modern times, but seems to have experienced a sort of renaissance, as can be seen in the works of (to name only a few) P. Hadot, A. Nehamas, M. Nussbaum, and others.

The Buffalo conference is to explore in details and in depth Chinese conception of philosophy as a learning of living. It seeks not only to deepen our understanding of the nature of Chinese philosophy, but also, through a cross-cultural comparative approach, to enrich the conception of philosophy as a way of living and contribute its revival in contemporary philosophy.

Sub-themes of the conference include but are not limited to:

1.    Chinese philosophy as a learning of living

2. Philosophical discourses and philosophical practicality 3.  Justifying a way of living: metaphysics, aesthetics, and rhetoric 4. Practical wisdom 5.  Moral psychology 6. Formation of self, character, and virtue 7. Happiness, death and suicide 8. Politics and the way of living 9.  Philosophical therapy and spiritual practice 10. The Art of Living: Chinese and Greek 11. The Art of living:  Chinese and Jewish

12. Methodology of comparative study