Conference News: Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of Anglo-American Philosophy

I was the kick-off speaker at a recent conference in Taiwan entitled “英美哲學觀點下的中國哲學研究”—or “Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of Anglo-American Philosophy.” Although the conference was held December 17–18 at National Cheng Chih University 國立政治大學 in Taipei, I only recently noticed the website here. This was an enjoyable event that gave me the great pleasure of…

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Workshop on History of Chinese Logic

An exciting event for those of us who work on Chinese logic is the upcoming workshop on “The History of Logic in China” scheduled for November 24–25 in Amsterdam. The workshop is organized by Prof. Johan van Benthem and Dr. Fenrong Liu and hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies. My contribution will be…

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Emotion and Agency in Zhuangzi

Update: This paper appears in Asian Philosophy 21.1 (2011): 97–121. A preprint can be downloaded here. For a related blog discussion, see this. I’ve just returned from an August 27 conference at Chonnam 全南 University in Gwangju 光州, Korea, entitled “Reflection on Philosophical Roots of Korean Emotion,” which covered Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. For me this…

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Conference: Happiness East & West

On Dec. 10–11, 2009, the HKU Department of Philosophy hosted a quite successful international conference on comparative philosophy: “Happiness East & West.” Details are here. The conference organizer was my colleague Timothy O’Leary. Much thanks to Timothy for planning the event and to the Louis Cha Fund, the HKU Faculty of Arts, and the HKU…

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Mohism Workshop

From June 25–28, I will be attending what promises to be quite an interesting workshop hosted by Professors Carine Defoort and Nicolas Standaert at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven entitled “The Many Faces of Mozi: A Synchronic and Diachronic Study of Mohist Thought.” Despite the title, the workshop actually focuses on the “Dialogue” and “Summary” books…

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