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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

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

 

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

 


國際中國哲學會第二十一屆國際哲學大會:201972-5
主題:實在,論證,說服:中國哲學中的形上探討與知識論的參與
地點:瑞士波恩大學

中國哲學對知識論辯的關注可溯及先秦時代, 莊子與惠施對知魚之樂的辯論即是實例。他們兩人的爭辯涉及人們所知與所不知的領域。當我們談論知識, 必然涉及所知的對象—不管是莊惠辯論之中的魚之樂, 先秦諸哲所關注的王者之德, 禮法之規范性, 行為之準則, 是非判斷的基礎, 通一萬物的道及理, 還是種種人類系統性的知識, 如歷史、宇宙論、醫藥、數學等等。知識論與所知的領域是不可分割的。然而, 中國的實在論與知識論至目前為止還未受到足夠的哲學肯定與研析。種種中國知識論上的問題—比如知識的內容與可能性,【知識】的概念分析,知識在不同概念架構中所扮演的角色,以及懷疑論者對知識的挑戰—都尚未受到哲學家的足夠關注。本次ISCP國際哲學大會意圖彌補這項缺失。本次大會的議題檢視中國哲學中的知識概念,包括所知的對象,知識在概念架構中的角色,以及種種挑戰知識可能的懷疑論立場。懷疑論為區分有效論證與純粹修辭提供了探討空間。同時需要專注的是中國思想史上有系統性的知識體系(如數學, 醫學, 宇宙論, 自然科學, 等等),不僅在中國傳承中地位重要,而且非常具有哲學性。本次ISCP國際哲學大會希望能能到眾多學者的支持,藉由對這些重點哲學問題的探討,推動中國哲學在新世紀全球化的蓬勃發展。

特邀主題演講專家:

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 楊國榮, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
Jenny Zhao, Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

 

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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?(click for website)

Conference Programme 會議議程

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 Asia

Program is available at?http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx

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

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傅偉勳基金會:國際中國哲學會的亞洲哲學的論文競賽

傅偉勳基金會與國際中國哲學會(ISCP)很高興宣佈2017年ISCP亞洲哲學的論文競賽。

三項各為兩千美元的獎項分別頒發給最佳亞洲哲學論文,第一項獎金頒給初級教員(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。

所有獎金得主必須參加2017年在新加坡舉行的國際中國哲學會會議以發表他們的得獎論文。

參選資格

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,如研究生或是助教授(取得博士學位後五年之內),以及需要補助以參加本次會議的資深學者。

論文提交

所有參賽論文請發送至iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg,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詞;中文論文不超過7000字。截止日期是2017年3月1日。

評判標準

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

 

Organised by ?

International Society
for Chinese Philosophy

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Philosophy Programme
Nanyang Technological University

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