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 Third Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) was held on Friday, April 15, 2016. The theme was “Conversations with Western Philosophers,” The workshop brought together eight leading scholars in Western analytic philosophy and Chinese philosophy and paired them up in order to facilitate fruitful conversations.
Brower Commons, Conference Rooms A&B (2nd Floor) 145 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tao Jiang (Rutgers), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), and Stephen Angle (Wesleyan)
Eddy Keming Chen (Ph.D. Student, Rutgers University, Philosophy)
Breakfast/Coffee: 8:30 a.m.
Welcome: 8:55 a.m.
Panel 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Wagging Tails and Riding Elephants: Why Study Non-Western Philosophy?
Presenter: Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
Conversant: Owen Flanagan (Duke University)
Tea break: 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
A Substantive Pluralist Theory of Truth in Early Chinese Philosophy: Wang Chong on 實 (Shi)
Presenter: Alexus McLeod (Colorado State University)
Conversant: Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)
Lunch (on site): 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Panel 3: 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Yuan 怨 in Early Confucian Thought: With Insights into Escaping the Predicament
Presenter: Winnie Sung (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Conversant: Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)
Tea Break: 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Panel 4: 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Harmony, Relativism, and Natural Daos
Presenter: Hagop Sarkissian (City University of New York, Baruch College)
Conversant: David Velleman (New York University)