CFP: The Society for the Study of Philosophy and the Martial Arts

The Society for the Study of Philosophy and the Martial Arts is seeking abstracts for papers to be presented on the group program of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association meeting in San Francisco, 3/30/2016 – 4/3/2016.   Submissions in all areas of philosophical inquiry that can bear on martial arts theory and practice are welcome.  A selection of some previous abstracts can be found here: http://sspma.calpoly.edu/sspma_papers.html.  Please submit abstracts to jlynch@calpoly.edu by September 25,2015.

CFP: SACP Panel at SAAP 2016

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

SACP Panel at the Annual 2016 Meeting of
The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Benson Hotel, Portland, Oregon; March 3-5, 2016
Due Date: October 15, 2015

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CFP – The 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference: “Place”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference: “Place”
Wednesday, May 25 – Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hosted by the University of Hawai’i.

Humanity takes up space. In this, humanity is no different from other species. Humanity also purposefully transforms space, but is not unique in doing so. Other species also reshape the spaces they occupy to serve their purposes: birds create nests, bees create hives and beavers create dams. What seems to be uniquely human is the disposition to qualitatively transform spaces into places that are charged with distinctive kinds of significance.

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President’s Report for the Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy 2015

Forty-seven years after its first meeting, the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy continues to play an important role in creating avenues of philosophical dialogue between cultural traditions. In the past six years, during the presidencies of Peimin Ni, Roger T. Ames and myself, the Society has begun to expand to more national and international venues, established sessions at a broader range of professional meetings, introduced our Society to potential new members through social media, structured its conferences so as to put Asian traditions of thought into dialogue with one another as well as comparatively with western traditions, and attempted to integrate wider varieties of traditions into its conferences. In order to flourish, expand the membership and hopefully establish the Society as a truly global one, it is hoped these trends will continue and be strengthened in the coming years.

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SACP-AAR Special Symposium

SACP Special Symposium on Raimon Panikkar’s Intercultural Thought
November 20, 2015
Atlanta, GA

In addition to the two regular SACP panels, the SACP will host a special symposium on the intercultural thought of Raimon Panikkar at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta. This symposium is made possible by a generous private financial support. It will take place on November 20 (Friday), the day before the beginning of the official program of the AAR annual meeting.

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