The American Philosophical Association

Spring 2012 APA Central February 15-18, 2012, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy
PANEL ONE. Issues in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy
Friday, Feb. 17, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Eric Sean Nelson, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Chair

“The Zhuangzi and You 遊: Defining an Ideal Without Contradiction”
Alan Levinovitz, University of Chicago

Transformative Potential of Conceptual Schemes in Comparative Philosophy: The Case of the Laozi
Rafal Banka, Jagiellonian University

Buren (不忍) and Ren (仁) : Mencius’s Theory of Moral Emotion
Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University

Foucault and Confucianism
James Garrison, University of Vienna

Recognition, Resentment, and Alterity in the Analects of Confucius
Eric Sean Nelson, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

PANEL TWO. East Looks West: Chinese Interpreters of Western Philosophy
Saturday, Feb. 18, 12:15 p.m. -2:15 p.m.
Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University, Chair

Chinese Receptions of Western Philosophy
Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University

Wang Guowei’s Interpretation of Kant
Jinli He, Trinity University

Evolutionism through Chinese Eyes: Yan Fu, Ma Junwu and Their Translations on Darwinian Evolutionism
Vincent Shen, University of Toronto

Zhang Shiying and Contemporary Chinese Scholars’ Appreciation of Hegel
Robin Wang, Loyola Marymount University

PANEL THREE. Philosophies of Japan and India
Thursday, Feb. 16, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Christian Coseru, College of Charleston, Chair

Wonderful, Whatever Being: An Exploration and Synthesis of Giorgio Agamben’s Thus and Shin’ichi Hisamatsu’s Such
Michael Hagan, University of Louisville

Finger Philosophy: Moral Sentimentalism and the Mumokan
Susan M. Purviance, The University of Toledo

The Magnificent Dharmadhatu: Ultimate Reality from the Dzogchen Perspective
Kenneth Faber, Vanderbilt University

Are Reasons Causally Relevant for Action? Dharmakirti’s Karyanumana Argument and the Embodied Cognition Paradigm
Christian Coseru, College of Charleston