Upcoming Conferences: SACP 2015, SAGP 2015, E-APA 2016

Two three upcoming conferences of interest to our readers. First, the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) Annual Meeting is this weekend in Monterey, CA, and there are quite a few sessions pertaining to Indian philosophy, too many to list here, so I will encourage you to look to the posted schedule for more information. I will be in attendance, as will some other bloggers, so perhaps there will be some reports posted here in a week.

Second, as Matt Dasti reminds me, the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy has its annual meeting along with The Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS) at Fordham University, Manhattan on Oct 23-25. He notes, “As usual, it has a broad offering of panels on ancient philosophy, including Chinese, Indian and Tibetan.” I have had the chance to attend in years past and it is indeed an excellent opportunity to cultivate cross-cultural philosophical reflection. Details of some panels at the link and in comments below. If you are in the New York area, try to make it.

Third, the Eastern American Philosophical Association (APA) has its 2016 program draft online and the Society for the Study of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy as well as the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies has sessions devoted to Indian philosophy. The SACP has some sessions as well, which are broader-ranging than Indian philosophy.

Two SACP workshops at the APA which may be of interest, given conversations here about teaching, are “How to Teach Asian Texts in an Ethics Course” chaired by Jeremy Henkel (Wofford College) and “Practical Steps for Introducing Asian Concepts into Standard Philosophy Courses” chaired by Douglas Berger (Southern Illinois University) and jointly organized with the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT).

Any other upcoming conferences readers should know about, please post them in the comments!

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Malcolm Keating is Assistant Professor of Humanities (Philosophy) at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

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  1. Hi Malcolm. Also note that The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy has it’s annual meeting along with The Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS) at Fordham University, Manhattan on Oct 23-25. As usual, it has a broad offering of panels on ancient philosophy, including Chinese, Indian and Tibetan.

    This includes the following panels:

    1A (Saturday 9:00) Indian Philosophy Round Table: Rethinking Epic(s)
    Organizer and Chair: Vishwa Adluri, Hunter College, vadluri@hunter.cuny.edu

    Gary Tubb, University of Chicago, tubb@uchicago.edu
    Bruce M. Sullivan, Northern Arizona University, Bruce.Sullivan@nau.edu
    Arti Dhand, University of Toronto, arti.dhand@utoronto.ca
    Joydeep Bagchee, Freie Universität Berlin, jbadchee@gmail.com
    Lourens Minnema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, l.minnema@vu.nl

    2E (Saturday 11:15) Society for the Study of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy: The Buddhist Idealist Tradition

    Chair: Benjamin Abelson, Hunter College, babelsonphilo@gmail.com

    Keynote Speaker
    Jonathan Gold, Princeton University, jcgold@princeton.edu
    “Vasubandhu and Yogacara”

    Commentator
    Jonardon Ganeri, NYU, jg4379@nyu.edu

    Presentations
    “Yogācāra as Absolute Idealism”
    Douglas Duckworth, Temple University, douglas.duckworth@temple.edu

    “Santaraksita’s Synthesis of the Madhyamaka and Cittamatra Traditions”
    Marie Friquegnon, William Paterson University, friquegnonm@wpunj.edu

    5D (Sunday 9:00) The Bhagavadgītā: The Tragedy and Necessity of Politics
    Organizer and Chair: Vishwa Adluri, Hunter College, vadluri@hunter.cuny.edu

    “Tragic Dialogues and the Persuasive Powers of Authority and Language
    Lourens Minnema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, l.minnema@vu.nl

    “The Instrumental Fiction of Duty: A Reconciliation of Agency and Determinism in the
    Bhagavadgītā”, Sandeep Sreekumar, CUNY Baruch

    “Gods Do Not Bluff, Though Humans May Err: A Response to Simon Brodbeck’s ‘Calling Kṛṣṇa’s
    Bluff”, Joydeep Bagchee, Freie Universität, jbagchee@gmail.com

    “Modi, Obama, and the Gita: The Politics of a Diplomatic Gift.”
    Richard Davis, Bard College, rdavis@bard.edu

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