Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) is designed to build a bridge between Chinese philosophy and Western analytic philosophy, promoting critical engagement and constructive dialogue between the two sides, with the hope of bringing the study of Chinese philosophy into the mainstream of philosophical discourse within the Western academy. The following is the program of the 2nd workshop.
2nd Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy: Xunzi on Authority
Co-sponsored by Department of Religion, Department of Philosophy, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and The China Research Project at Rutgers, School of Arts and Sciences Dean of Humanities, and Rutgers Global-China Office
Co-directors: Tao JIANG (Rutgers), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), Stephen Angle (Wesleyan)
Rapporteur: Marilie Coetsee (Doctoral Student, Rutgers Philosophy)
9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Morality: You’re Doing it Wrong (A Prolegomena to Discussing the Moral Authority of Etiquette in Early Confucianism)
Presenter: Amy Olberding (University of Oklahoma)
Commentator: Dean Zimmerman(Rutgers University)
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Tea Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Xunzi and the Authority of Tradition
Presenter: Eric Hutton (University of Utah)
Commentator: Alvin Goldman (Rutgers University)
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch catered in Seminar Room for all participants who have RSVPed
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Authority of Moral Beauty
Presenter: David Wong (Duke University)
Commentator: Ruth Chang (Rutgers University)
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. TEA BREAK
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Xunzi on Virtue Politics and the Authority of the Wise
Presenter: Aaron Stalnaker (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Commentator: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)
6:00 p.m. Dinner for invited guests
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