- Monday 19 September 2022
2311 BD Leiden
A Forum Hosted by the LUCIP and the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion
Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation Global Philosophy of Religion Project
Monday, Sep. 19th, 9:00-11:00 am Dallas time
Monday, Sep. 19th, 16:00-18:00 pm Dutch time
Conference Number: 665 9697 6269; Passport: Lucip@0919
Yuanping Shi, Ph.D. Student, Leiden Institute for Philosophy
and Prof. Douglas L. Berger, Director, LUCIP
Leah Kalmanson, Local Gods: Toward a Philosophy of Spiritual Diversity
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion; University of North Texas
Leah Kalmanson is an Associate Professor and the Bhagwan Adinath Professor of Jain Studies. Dr. Kalmanson holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Before joining UNT, she was an Associate Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she had worked since 2010. Dr. Kalmanson is actively committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity in the discipline of philosophy in both scholarly and pedagogical contexts. She works at the intersection of comparative philosophy and global-critical philosophy of religion, with special interests in the liberational philosophies of China's Song dynasty and related discourses on cultivation and transformation via philosophical practice, both personal and socio-political. She is the author of the 2020 book Cross-Cultural Existentialism and co-author of the 2021 A Practical Guide to World Philosophies. Her essays appear in journals including Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy Review, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Hypatia, Journal of World Philosophies, Philosophy East & West, Shofar, and Studies in Chinese Religions, as well as the digital magazine Aeon.
Curie Virág, Pleasure, Suffering and Human Agency: Classicizing Virtuous Identity in 11th century China
Senior Research Fellow and Project Co- Director, School of History, Classics and Archaeology Classics, University of Edinburgh
Curie Virág is a specialist in the philosophy and intellectual history of early and middle period China, working on emotions, ethics, practical reason and agency. She is the author of The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy (Oxford 2017) and is at work on her second monograph, tentatively titled, Emotional Worlds: Self, Cosmos and Community in Medieval China. She is currently based at the University of Edinburgh, where she is Senior Researcher and Co-Project Director of PAIXUE (https://paixue.shca.ed.ac.uk/), a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research project funded by the European Research Council, dedicated to classicising learning in medieval Chinese and Byzantine thought and learned culture. Prior to this, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto and Visiting Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at Central European University in Budapest. Her co-edited volume (with Douglas Cairns), In the Mind, In the Body and in the World: Emotions in Ancient Greece and Early China, is forthcoming at Oxford University Press.