Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference, Kraków, Poland (June 8-11, 2018)

The 50th annual Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) conference will take place in Kraków, Poland June 8-11, 2018.  This year’s conference theme is “Power and Creativity.”  The conference is hosted by the Pedagogical University of Cracow and co-organized by the National Museum in Krakow and the Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University.  See the conference website for more details.

There are quite a few panels with material on Indian philosophy at this year’s SACP conference (see panel titles below).  Names of participants, paper titles, and abstracts can be found on the conference website.

  • “Own-Being” (svabhāva) in South Asian Philosophy: Jaina, Cārvāka, and Sarvāstivāda Perspectives
  • Power and Creativity in Comparative Perspective
  • Approaches to Subjectivity in Western and Asian Philosophical Traditions
  • Creativity and Power in Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy
  • Buddhism: Power of Knowledge and Its Limits
  • Indian Philosophy: Limits and Beyond
  • Power, Rights, and Equality
  • Non-Violence in Gandhi’s Thought and Beyond
  • Buddhism: Vision, Pleasure, and Compassion
  • Dialogue in Indian Philosophy
  • Action and Causal Determination
  • Plato, Buddhism, and Daoism
  • Debate in Buddhism and Beyond
  • Self, Mind, and Soul in Comparative Perspective
  • The Heuristic Interest in Studying Indian Philosophy
  • Empowerment and Power of Creativity
  • Between Philosophy and Poetry


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