Pacific APA in Vancouver (April 17-20): Indian Philosophy and More

The Pacific Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) is taking place this week (April 17-20) in Vancouver, Canada.  You can find more information, including the schedule, here.

There are two sessions focusing mainly on Indian philosophy.

Wed. 9am-12pm

APA Committee Session: Book Symposium: Jonardon Ganeri’s Attention, Not Self 

Arranged by the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

Chair: Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Emory University) 

Speakers: Jonardon Ganeri (New York University) “Replies to Comments” 

Commentators: Monima Chadha (Monash University) Chris Mole (University of British Columbia) Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia) 

 

Wed. 1-4pm

Book Symposium: Ethan Mills, Three Pillars of Skepticism in Indian Philosophy: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Harsa 

Chair: Anand Vaidya (San José State University) 

Speakers: Laura Guerrero (Utah Valley University) Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell University) Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto) Ethan Mills (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) 

There are also a few panels organized by the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) that do not seem to be focused on Indian philosophy per se, but may be of interest nonetheless.

Wed. 8-10pm

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Session 1

Topic: Critical Topics in Chan/Zen Buddhism

Chair: Victor Forte (Albright College)

Presenters: Victor Forte (Albright College)

“What Is Zen? As Seen from Modern Philosophical Perspectives”

Albert Welter (University of Arizona) “What Is Chan Buddhism? Modern Zen Seen in Chinese Chan Perspectives” Kenneth W. Holloway (Florida Atlantic University) “When Did Modern Chan/Zen Buddhism Begin?”

 

Thurs. 6-8pm

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Session 2 

Topic: Feminism and Cross-Cultural Philosophy 

Chair: Sai Bhatawadekar (University of Hawaii at Manoa) 

Presenters: Jing Liu (Sun Yat-sen University) “Daoist Ecofeminism as a New Democracy”42 

Hwa Yeong Wang (Angye Research Institute for Korean Studies) “Omitted Rite: Philosophizing the Confucian Gender Ritual” 

Yuanfang Dai (Michigan State University) “Philosophizing Debates and Prospects in Contemporary Chinese Feminist Thinking” Sai Bhatawadekar (University of Hawaii at Manoa) “The ‘Contact Improv’ Approach to Cross-Cultural Philosophy” 

There is also a “syllabus makeover” sponsored by the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies.

Thurs. 1-4pm

APA Committee Session: Syllabus Makeover Competition 

Arranged by the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies 

Chair: Adrian Currie (University of Exeter) 

Speakers: Julianne Chung (University of Louisville) Alexus McLeod (University of Connecticut) Jing Liu (Sun Yat-sen University) 

Anand Vaidya (San José State University) Antoine Panaioti (Ryerson University) Sean Smith (University of Hawaii at Manoa) 

Commentators: Liz Goodnick (Metropolitan State University of Denver) Susan M. Peppers-Bates (Stetson University) 

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