QUB-WHU Comparative Philosophy Conference 2019

This is a conference on comparative philosophy at Queen's University Belfast, co-organised with Wuhan University. All are welcome and attendance is free. You don't have to tell me (roger dot clarke at qub dot ac dot uk) you're coming, but if you do, I can make sure we have coffee for you.

Dates: 27-28 June 2019
Venue: Peter Froggatt Centre (map), room 02/025


Thursday, 27 June
  • 9:00-10:00 Registration and coffee
  • 10:00-11:00 Geng Liu (WHU): On Chuang-tsu’s Philosophy of Technology and Art (Ji Yi)
  • 11:15-12:15 Roger Clarke (QUB): Belief and Suspension in Nāgārjuna and Zhuangzi
  • 12:15-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:30 Xiaoyan Hu (Liverpool): Some Kantian Resonances to the Moral Relevance of Chinese Art
  • 14:45-15:45 Xinwei Wu (WHU): Mao Zedong and Comparative Philosophy
  • 16:00-17:00 Erica Onnis (Turin): Uncarved and carved wood: Metaphysical reflections on the Daodejing

Friday, 28 June
  • 9:00-9:50 Coffee
  • 9:50-10:50 Kyle Shuttleworth (QUB): Watsuji's Will to Power: In-between Existential and Poststructural Interpretations of Nietzsche
  • 11:00-12:00 Stephen Harris (Leiden): Anger and Patience in Śāntideva's Guide to the Practice of Awakening
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 Shalini Sinha (Reading): The Ethics of Attention in Simone Weil and Buddhism
  • 14:10-15:10 Colette Sciberras (Durham): Causation in Buddhism, Aristotle, and Modern Science
  • 15:20-16:20 Cancan Liao (WHU): Neo-Confucians’ Solution to the Problem of Consistence between Virtue and Happiness
  • 16:30-17:30 Xiao Ouyang (WHU): Rethinking Comparative Philosophical Methodology

This conference is partly supported by a grant from the Aristotelian Society.