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)

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