3rd Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy – Conversations with Western Philosophers


3rd Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP)




Friday, April 15, 2016



Rutgers University

Brower Commons, Room A/B (Second Floor)

145 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901



Tao Jiang (Rutgers University, Religion)

Ruth Chang (Rutgers University, Philosophy)

Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University, Philosophy)



Marilie Coetsee (Doctoral student, Rutgers University, Philosophy)




Breakfast/coffee: 8:30 a.m.


8:55 a.m.: Welcome


9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Panel 1

Wagging Tails and Riding Elephants: Why Study Non-Western Philosophy?

Presenter: Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)

Conversant: Owen Flanagan (Duke University)


10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Tea break


11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel 2

A Substantive Pluralist Theory of Truth in Early Chinese Philosophy: Wang Chong on (Shi)

Presenter: Alexus McLeod (Colorado State University)

Conversant: Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)


12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on site)


2:00 – 3:45 p.m. Panel 3

Yuan in Early Confucian Thought: With Insights into Escaping the Predicament.

Presenter: Winnie Sung (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Conversant: Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)


3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Tea break


4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Panel 4

Harmony, Relativism, and Natural Daos

Presenter: Hagop Sarkissian (City University of New York, Baruch College)

Conversant: David Velleman (New York University)


6:15 p.m. Dinner (by invitation only)




Special thanks to our sponsors whose generous support has made this workshop possible:


Confucius Institute of Rutgers University

Center for Chinese Studies

School of Arts and Sciences Humanities Dean

Rutgers China Office

Department of Religion

Department of Philosophy


Please RSVP to Ms. Susan Rosario at srosa@rci.rutgers.edu by Monday, April 4th if you plan to attend. Seating is limited. All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Rosario.


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