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Conference on Multiculturalism and Comparative Philosophy

Bay Area folks might be interested in attending the following conference at the University of California Santa Cruz, where Bo MOU and I will represent Chinese and comparative philosophy (for better or worse!). The conference is free and open to the public.

“Free to Universalize or Bound by Culture? Philosophy in a Multicultural Context” Conference

University of California Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 20, 2012, Humanities 1, Room 210

This public conference investigates the relation between philosophy and its multicultural context. Are there immutable questions and universal answers regarding knowledge, values, and reality, or is philosophical inquiry bound by history, geography, and culture? Should the philosopher be responsible to the public?

10:00-10:15     Welcome Remarks: UCSC Humanities Dean William A. Ladusaw

10:15-10:45     Keynote: Helen Longino (Stanford) 

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October 19, 2012 Posted by | Chinese philosophy, Comparative philosophy, Conference | Leave a comment

Peer Review and Rationalization

I tend to do a lot of peer reviewing, but I’m certain that I don’t do it well. Of all of the consequential stuff that I have to write as a professional academic, I get the least feedback on my reviewer reports, and there isn’t much incentive to reflect on my deficiencies as a reviewer. I know that I have many such deficiencies, but I don’t know exactly what they are. If you were to point to any bit of advice and say that it’s poor, I would deny it and have a justification for it ready at hand. But I also recognize that I’m no better than (and probably worse than) the average reviewer, and I know that the average reviewer has significant vices. So while I can’t point to any direct evidence of my vices, I know by other routes that I have them, and that they are significant.

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August 25, 2012 Posted by | Profession | 9 Comments

Update on ISCP’s APA panel

Please note some changes in the scheduling and organization of ISCP’s panel at the Eastern Division meeting in Boston. The panel, “New Topics: Chinese and Comparative Philosophy” will now take place on Tuesday, December 28 at 7:30-10:30 PM. Click on “Read more” to see the list of talks and speakers, slightly modified since the publication of the APA’s original bulletin.

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December 24, 2010 Posted by | Conference | Leave a comment

Chinese Philosophy in the New York Times

Thanks to Peimin Ni, Chinese philosophy has made its first appearance in the New York Times’ philosophy forum, “The Stone.” Here is the link, but feel free to respond to the article on this blog.

December 11, 2010 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | 9 Comments

New Issue of Comparative Philosophy


COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY      Vol 1, No 2 (2010)

Table of Contents


Nader El-Bizri
Graham Priest

Recent Work

Justin Tiwald

July 12, 2010 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Tables of Contents, Virtue | Leave a comment