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Fourth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP)
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) is designed to promote critical engagement and constructive dialogue between scholars of Chinese philosophy and Western analytic philosophy with the hope of bringing the study of Chinese philosophy into the mainstream of philosophical discourse within the Western academy. It is run every other April. The following is a tentative program of the 4th workshop.

4th Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy: Engagement with Western Philosophers

Co-directors: Tao JIANG (Rutgers), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), Stephen Angle (Wesleyan)

8:20a.m. Breakfast

8:50a.m.-9a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9a.m. – 10:10a.m.
Conversant 1: JeeLoo LIU (California State University, Fullerton)
Moral Sentimentalism Grounded in Naturalistic Realism: Railton's Humean Sentimentalism vs. Confucian Moral Sentimentalism
Conversant 2: Peter Railton (University of Michigan)
Rapporteur: Eddy Chen (Rutgers)

10:25a.m. – 11:35a.m.
Conversant 1: Sungmoon Kim (City University of Hong Kong)
Confucian Democracy, Disagreement, and Public Reason: The Groundwork for Confucian Constitutionalism
Conversant 2: Stephen Macedo (Princeton)
Rapporteur: Dee Payton (Rutgers)

11:50a.m. – 1p.m.
Conversant 1: Chenyang LI (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) 
A Confucian Solution to the Fungibility Problem of Friendship
Conversant 2: Elizabeth Harman (Princeton)
Rapporteur: Jimmy Goodrich (Rutgers)

1p.m. – 2p.m. - LUNCH

2p.m. – 3:10p.m.
Conversant 1: Yong HUANG (Chinese University of Hong Kong) 
A Besire Theory of Action: The Significance of Wang Yangming’s Liangzhi (Good Knowledge)
Conversant 2: Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers)
Rapporteur: Carolina Flores (Rutgers)

3:25p.m. – 4:35p.m.
Conversant 1: Li KANG (Vassar College) 
Tiantai Buddhism: Monism without Priority
Conversant 2: Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers)
Rapporteur: Denise Dykstra (Rutgers)

4:50p.m. – 6p.m.
Conversants 1: Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University) and Brad Cokelet (University of Kansas) 
The Confucian Challenge to Scanlon's Contractualism
Conversant 2: Johann Frick (Princeton)
Rapporteur: Caley Howland (Rutgers)

RSVP is required for attendance. Please click here to register.

Location Brower Commons, 145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8545

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
Phone: 848-932-9641