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Second Beijing-Leiden Conference in Philosophy 2017

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Saturday 14 January 2017
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

The Leiden Institute for Philosophy is proud to host the Second Beijing-Leiden Conference in Philosophy, devoted to the topic of  Emotions in Comparative Perspective

Conference topic

Since the inception of philosophical traditions around the world, emotions have played a prominent role in philosophical thought. As a cross-cultural symposium, we welcome contributions from any time period or global philosophical tradition. Although a theme for the conference will be the value of cross-cultural exploration of emotion, participants are welcome to contribute either explicitly comparative presentations, or presentations from one of the traditions in which they work. Potential topics that might be explored include: the role of emotion in knowledge and justification; the relation between emotion and virtue; the normative value of emotional response; the ontology of emotion; and emotion within aesthetic theory. Since this is a comparative conference, a natural point of discussion will also be whether and to what extent the English term emotion adequately expresses the psychological distinctions made by other global traditions.

The conference will take place from 11 January 2017 (arrival) to 14 January 2017 at Leiden University Humanities Campus.

Thursday 12th January 2017

08:45 – 09:00 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
09:00 – 10:00 Liu Xiaoting (Beijing Normal University)
Emotion and The Actual Practice of the Yang-Ming Mind Theories. Abstract
10:00 – 11:00 James McAllister (Leiden University, Philosophy)
Knowledge without Effort: Episte­mological Aspects of Wu Wei and Sprezzatura. Abstract
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
11:30 - 12:30 Stephen Harris (Leiden University, Philosophy)
Pleasure (sukha), Bliss (prīti), Rejoicing (muditā): Varieties of Joy in Indian Buddhist Moral Thought. Abstract
12:30 - 13:30 Daniele Cuneo (Leiden University, Area Studies)
Emotions without Desire: The Challenge of Sanskrit Aesthetics. Abstract
13:30 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 15:30 Guo Jing (Beijing University of Chemical Technology)
On Zhuangzi's Emotion and Emotionless. Abstract
15:30 - 16:30 Frans de Haas (Leiden University, Philosophy)
Shame in Peripatetic Psychology and Ethics. Abstract
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
17:00 - 18:00 Ahab Bdaiwi (Leiden University, Philosophy)
Laughter Is a Serious Matter: Humour in Medieval Arabic Philosophy. Abstract
18:00 Drinks & bites Faculty Club


Friday 13th January 2017  

08:45 - 09:00 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
09:00 - 10:00 Zhang Xiuhua (China University of Political Science and Law)
The Values and Functions of Emotion in the Process Philosophy of Whitehead. Abstract
10:00 - 11:00 Wang Xiaodong (Heilongjiang University)
On the Relations of Emotion and Value in Max Scheler's Phenomenology of Ethics. Abstract
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
11:30 - 12:30 Zhang Aijun (Lioaning Normal University)
Political Studies of Emotion and Network Violence. Abstract
12:30 - 13:30 Bruno Verbeek (Leiden University, Philosophy)
Social Norms and Emotions. Abstract


Saturday 14th January 2017

08:45 - 09:00 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
09:00 - 10:00 Heleen Pott (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Philosophy)
Emotions: from Aristotle to Heidegger and Beyond. Abstract
10:00 - 11:00 Wang Tianmin (School of Marxism Beijing Normal University)
The Basic Spirit of the Emotional Education of Confucianism and its Modern Transformation. Abstract
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & tea Lipsius 148
11:30 - 12:30 Wang Qingyuan (Hebei University of Economics & Business)
Modern Mission of the Structure of Feeling and Reason in Traditional Confucianism. Abstract
12:30 - 13:00 Round table


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