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2019 ISCP Deadline extension and financial support for the participants from Eastern Europe

The deadline for the 2019 ISCP conference (link to EACP announcement) has been extended till October 15, 2018.

Switzerland is expensive, and so the Chair for the history of philosophy in Berne will give financial support (travel and board)  to successful delegates from eastern European institutions. Please let your colleagues know: all of Europe should be represented!

ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy: “Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion: Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy”

Tuesday 2nd July - Friday 5th July, 2019 at University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

http://www.iscp-online.org/

Chinese philosophy has since its pre-Imperial beginnings been concerned with knowledge - witness Zhuangzi’s argument with Hui Shi about knowing about the happiness of the fish. Furthermore, as this famous story makes clear, there is argument about what people know and what they do not know. And there are things known, in this story, the happiness of the fish, more usually, the character of rulers, the rites, how to act, right and wrong, history, cosmology, the unifying principle of the world, medicine, and mathematics. Yet these aspects of the Chinese tradition have hardly received the attention they deserve from philosophers—questions of what can be known, what the concept of knowledge is taken to be, what role it plays within various conceptual frameworks, as well as the sceptical challenges made to knowledge, beginning, once again, with the Zhuangzi. Scepticism makes room for persuasion, and for clarifying what makes a sound argument, as opposed to mere persuasion. But there are also systematic collections of knowledge (mathematical, medical, cosmological, scientific, for example) which are prominent in the tradition, and they have close connections with philosophy proper. We invite proposals for papers and panels to deepen our understanding of these issues, and carry Chinese philosophy forward into the new millennium.

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