6th Annual Philosophy Conference Oct 18-19

The Lehigh University Philosophy Department is currently organizing the 6th Annual Philosophy Conference, to be held Thursday and Friday, October 18 & 19, 2018. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be Kwong-loi Shun, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

We are currently seeking paper proposals from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars concerning any aspect of the reception of Asian Philosophy: logical, metaphysical, aesthetical, ethical, and existential. We mean to include both focused discussions of philosophical texts, authors, and schools from within Asian philosophical traditions as well as comparative discussions of the reception of Asian Philosophy within other traditions.

As philosophers come to see that philosophical traditions are characterized more by the ways in which they are open to transformation than by the ways in which they are constrained by fixed conceptions of what counts as philosophy, philosophical parochialism becomes less defensible and more offensive. We therefore look forward to enjoying the many ways philosophers today have been Receiving Asian Philosophy.

The conference series is made possible through a gift from an anonymous donor. This year’s conference is also sponsored by the LU Ethics Center.