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Draft APA Pacific Program Available

The draft APA Pacific Conference (April 4-7, Seattle, USA) program is now available. I have copied information from all panels with content relevant to this blog’s concerns below (apologies if I missed any; please point out any omissions!). I have arranged them chronologically. As you will see, there is a great deal going on—and quite a few overlapping panels. The message from the Program Committee states:

…Please take a look at the draft and let us know by December 1 of any corrections that should be made. Please note, however, that putting on a meeting as large and complex as this means that requests for timetable changes can only be made in the most rare and extraordinary circumstances.

(Update: I have added a few more that I missed on my first pass.)

  G2A International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy, Session 1
  Wednesday, April 4, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  Topic: ISCWP Tenth Anniversary Chinese-Western Constructive Engagements: Metaphysics, Naturalism, and Science
  Chair: Yang Xiao (Kenyon College)
  Speakers: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University)
  “Moral Metaphysics: East and West”
    Bo Mou (San Jose State University)
  “Quine’s Naturalized Epistemology, Liberal Naturalism, and Daoist Naturalism: How It is Possible for Them to Constructively Engage Each Other?”
    Sor-Hoon Tan (National University of Singapore)
  “Science and Metaphysics in China’s Encounter with Pragmatism”
  Commentators: Xiaofei Tu (Appalachian State University)
    Ralph Weber (Universität Zürich)
    Guo Yi (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

 

  G2M Society of Indian Philosophy and Religion, Session 1
  Wednesday, April 4, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  Chair: Kisor Chakrabarti (Davis and Elkins College)
  Speakers: Clint Jones (University of Kentucky)
  “A Zen Master and a Capitalist Walk into a Bar … How Integrating Interconnectivity Is Necessary for a Future Environmental Ethic”
    Glen Pettigrove (University of Auckland)
    Koji Tanaka (University of Auckland)
  “Anger and Moral Judgment”
    Joshua Anderson (St. Louis University)
  “Character Consequentialism: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Mill”
    Tista Bagchi (CSIR-NISTADS and University of Delhi)
  “Ethical Principles Behind Policy on Reproductive Technologies in India”
    Audrey L. Anton (Western Kentucky University)
  “Flexible and Fixed Character States: Aristotle on the Permanence and Mutability of Distinct Types of Character”
    Ervin Castle (Brock University)
  “Losing the Wager: Desire and Duty in the Bhagavad Gita
    Marisol Brito (University of Minnesota–Twin Cities)
  “Releasing Arendtian Forgiveness: An Interfaith Approach”
    Jonathan Miller (Bowling Green State University)
  “The Role of Wu-Wei in Virtuous Activity”
    Gordon Haist (University of South Carolina–Beaufort)
  “Value Conflicts in Ethical Reasoning”

 

  G3A Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Session 1
  Wednesday, April 4, 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  Topic: Topics in Classical Chinese Philosophy
  Chair: Henrique Schneider (Universität Wien)
  Speaker: Sumner B. Twiss (Florida State University)
    Jonathan Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  “Classical Confucianism, Punitive Expeditions, and Humanitarian Intervention”
  Presenters: Henrique Schneider (Universität Wien)
  “Hanfeizi and Welfare?”
    Carl Dull (University of North Carolina–Greensboro)
  “The Wandering Heart: Moral Psychology in the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi
    Bongrae Seok (Alvernia University)
  “What Is Qing? A Situationist Interpretation”

 

5D Invited Symposium: Comparative Perspectives on Virtue and Moral Psychology
  Thursday, April 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  Chair: Lisa Raphals (National University of Singapore)
  Speakers: Nicholas D. Smith (Lewis & Clark College)
    Ralph Weber (Universität Zürich)
    Jiyuan Yu (University at Buffalo)

 

5E Invited Symposium: Early Modern European Philosophy Encounters the Non-European World
  Thursday, April 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  Chair: David Owen (University of Arizona)
  Speakers: Franklin Perkins (DePaul University)
  “Leibniz on Unity and Diversity Across Cultures”
    Patrick Connolly (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill)
  “Travel Literature, the New World, and Locke’s Philosophy”
  Commentators: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University)
    Jan-Erik Jones (Southern Virginia University)

 

6C Colloquium: Buddhism and Confucianism  
  Thursday, April 5, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  4:00-5:00 
  Chair: Sor-Hoon Tan (National University of Singapore)
  Speaker: Chenyang Li (Nanyang Technological University)
  “The Confucian Conception of Freedom from a Feminist Perspective” [abstract | preprint]
  Commentator: Robin Wang (Loyola Marymount University)
  5:00-6:00 
  Chair: Margaret Cameron (University of Victoria)
  Speaker: Nicolas Bommarito (Brown University)
  “Patience and Perspective” [abstract | preprint]
  Commentator: Brian Bruya (Eastern Michigan University)

 

G4D Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Session 2
  Thursday, April 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  Topic: Topics in Indian and Tibetan Philosophy
  Chair: Adrienne C. Cochran (Green River Community College)
  Presenters: Malcolm Keating (University of Texas–Austin)
  “Lakṣaṇā and Sort-Shifting in Mukula Bhaṭṭa’s Abhidhāvṛttimātṛkā
    Adrienne C. Cochran (Green River Community College)
  “Tibetan Buddhism in the West: The Next Generation”
    Donna Dorsey (Grant MacEwan University)
  “Transference of Merit and the Transformation of Karma”

 

  G5C International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy, Session 2
  Thursday, April 5, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  Topic: Moral Psychology in Early Chinese Philosophy
  Chair: Sor-Hoon Tan (National University of Singapore)
  Speakers: Carl Dull (University of North Carolina–Greensboro)
  “Language, Speech Acts, and Moral Psychology in the Zhuangzi
    Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)
  “Sagehood and Supererogation in Confucius’ Analects
    Ryan Nichols (California State University–Fullerton)
  “The Origins and Effects of Shame in Early Confucianism”
    Deborah Mower (Youngstown State University)
  “Understanding Rituals as Scripts: Confucianism Meets Western Psychology”
  Commentators: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University)
    Henrique Schneider (Universität Wien)
    Sor-Hoon Tan (National University of Singapore)
    Lijun Yuan (Texas State University–San Marcos)

 

  G6C International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Session 1
  Thursday, April 5, 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  Topic: Author-Meets-Critics: Ruiping Fan, Reconstructionist Confucianism: Rethinking Morality after the West
  Chair: Chenyang Li (Nanyang Technological University)
  Author: Ruiping Fan (City University of Hong Kong)
  Critics: Chenyang Li (Nanyang Technological University)
    Ronnie Littlejohn (Belmont University)
    Lauren Pfister (Hong Kong Baptist University)

 

  7N APA Committee Session: Much Ado about Nothing: Conceptions of Nothingness in Asian Philosophy
  Friday, April 6, 9:00-Noon
  Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
  Chair: Douglas Berger (Southern Illinois University–Carbondale)
  Speakers: Jay Garfield (Smith College, University of Melbourne, and Central University of Tibetan Studies)
  “Empty of What? Nāgārjuna and Candrakīrti as Realists, Not Nihilists” [abstract]
    Curtis Rigsby (University of Guam)
  “The Kyoto School on Nothingness: Japan’s Philosophical Response to the West” [abstract]
    Bo Wang (Peking University)
  “The Way to Nothingness: From Laozi to Zhuangzi”
    JeeLoo Liu (California State University–Fullerton)
  “Was There Something in Nothingness? – The Debate on the Primordial State between Neo-Daoism and Neo-Confucianism” [abstract]
  Commentator: Roy Sorensen (Washington University in St. Louis)
     
   

 

8E Invited Symposium: Perspectives on the Zhuangzi
  Friday, April 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  Chair: Lisa Raphals (National University of Singapore)
  Speakers: Romain Graziani (École Normale Supérieure)
    Mark Csikszentmihalyi (University of California–Berkeley)
    Albert Galvany (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

 

9M APA Committee Session: Contemporary Philosophical Development in East Asia  
  Friday, April 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
  Chair: Halla Kim (University of Nebraska–Omaha)
  Speakers: Zhen Han (Beijing Normal University)
  “Modern Chinese Philosophy and Its Challenges in Society”
    Yukio Irie (Osaka University)
  “Philosophy in Japan after World War II” [abstract]
    Suksoo Kim (Kyungpook National University)
  “Some Main Issues in Philosophy in Korea since 1945”

 

  G8A Association for Chinese Philosophers in America, Session 1
  Friday, April 6, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  Topic: Ancient Chinese Values in the Context of Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology
  Chair: Owen Flanagan (Duke University)
  Speaker: Kelly James Clark (Calvin College)
  “The Evolutionary Psychology of Chinese Religion: Pre-Qin High Gods as Punishers and Rewarders”
  Commentator: Steven Geisz (University of Tampa)
  Speaker: Mingran Tan (University of Toronto)
  “A Comparative Study of Confucian Benevolence/ren and Darwinian 
Sympathy”
  Commentator: Weimin Sun (California State University–Northridge)
  Speaker: Jennifer Lundin Ritchie (University of British Columbia)
  “Cognitive Science vs. Xunzi on Status and Authority”
  Commentator: JeeLoo Liu (California State University–Fullerton)
  Speaker: Qiong Wang (State University of New York–Oneonta)
  “The Sensibleness of an ‘Absolutistic’ Confucian Familial
 Morality”
  Commentator: Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)

 

G8C International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Session 2
  Friday, April 6, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  Topic: World Philosophy and Hermeneutics: Chinese and German Perspectives
  Chairs: Chung-Ying Cheng (University of Hawaii–Manoa)
    Robin Wang (Loyola Marymount University)
  Speakers: Eric S. Nelson (University of Massachusetts–Lowell)
  “Interpretive Conflict and World-Formation: Dilthey, Heidegger, and Intercultural Hermeneutics”
    Franklin Perkins (DePaul University)
  “Leibniz and Intercultural Hermeneutics”
    Martin Schonfeld (University of South Florida)
  “World Philosophy and Climate Change: The German-Chinese Pathway to Civil Evolution”
    Chung-Ying Cheng (University of Hawaii–Manoa)
  “World Philosophy and Hermeneutics: A Chinese Philosophical Perspective”

 

10C Invited Symposium: Cultivating Virtue
  Saturday, April 7, 9:00-Noon
  Chair: Margaret Crouch (Eastern Michigan University)
  Speakers: Edward Slingerland (University of British Columbia)
  “Confucian Virtue Ethics in Light of Contemporary Cognitive Science”
    Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University)
  “Should Virtue Be Taught?”
    Darcia Narvaez (University of Notre Dame)
  “The Cultivation of Different Moral Mindsets”
    Michael Slote (University of Miami)
  “Why We Need Sentimentalist Moral Education”

 

  11M APA Committee Session: Virtue Epistemology and Chinese Philosophy
  Saturday, April 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  Arranged by the APA Committee on International Cooperation
  Chair: Chienkuo Mi (Soochow University)
  Speakers: Wang Zhi-Hue (Soochow University)
  “Action as Performance”
    Kai Marchal (Soochow University)
  “The Epistemic Function of Virtuous Emotions: The Neo-Confucian View” [abstract]
    Chienkuo Mi (Soochow University)
  “Virtue and Skill: Virtue Epistemology and Chinese Philosophy” [abstract]
    Cheng-Hung Tsai (Soochow University)
  “Xunzi (荀子) and Virtue Epistemology” [abstract]
    Shen Hsiang-Min (Soochow University)
  “Zhu Xi on ‘Intellectual Virtue’: A Perspective from Virtue Epistemology”
  Commentators: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University)
    Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)

 

  G10B Association for Chinese Philosophers in America, Session 2
  Saturday, April 7, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  Topic: Issues in Traditional Chinese Political Philosophy: Moral 
Cosmology and Theories of Just War
  Chair: JeeLoo Liu (California State University–Fullerton)
  Speaker: Liang Cai (University of Arkansas–Fayetteville)
  “Political Application of Moral Cosmology and Its Bankruptcy in 
Western Han China (206BCE—8CE)”
  Commentator: Robin Wang (Loyola Marymount University)
  Speaker: Weigang Chen (University of Macau)
  “Confucian Humanism and Theodicy”
  Commentator: Ronnie Littlejohn (Belmont University)
  Speaker: Ellen Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  “A Challenge to Just War Thinking: Why Laozi Would Say ‘No’ to Punitive Expeditions?”
  Commentator: Xiaofei Tu (Appalachian State University)
  Speaker: Ping-cheung Lo (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  “Warfare Ethics in Sunzi’s Art of War? Historical Controversies and
 Contemporary Perspectives”
  Commentator: Sumner B. Twiss (Florida State University)

 

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November 29, 2011 - Posted by | Conference

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