CAREP conference March 21-24, 2019: Why The Kyoto School Today?
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WHY THE KYOTO SCHOOL (京都学派) TODAY?
The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy, King’s University College at
Western University, announces a call for papers for an upcoming international conference: Why
the Kyoto School Today?
Date: March 21-24, 2019
Location: King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
•Dr. Bret Davis (Loyola University)
•Dr. Rolf Elberfeld (Universität Hildesheim)
•Dr. John Krummel (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
•Dr. John Maraldo (University of North Florida)
•Dr. Brian Schroeder (Rochester Institute of Technology)
• Dr. Mayuko Uehara (Kyoto University)
•Dr. Jason Wirth (University Seattle)
•Dr. Michiko Yusa (Western Washington University)
thinking. Japanese thinkers for their part turned to a critical rethinking of modern philosophy and
with it the modern world. They sought not to Westernize Japan but to imagine a new modern Japan
problems. At the same time, Western philosophy and with it the the modern world entered into a
crisis from which it has arguably not yet recovered. As a result, we find ourselves at the beginning
century. This conference inquires into the importance of the Kyoto School for our world today. To
this end, we welcome abstracts for proposed papers that focus on the possible avenues of thought
offeredby thethinkerswho belongtotheJapanesetraditionoftheKyotoSchoolwidely
understood. Papers may focus on any thinker or thinkers in this tradition and on any aspect of their
work. What is more, given the dialogical character of the Kyoto School itself, papers can continue
this dialogical approach. In all cases, however, papers should be mining this tradition of thought
and making the case for its contemporary importance.
Abstracts of no more that 250 words should be sent to: Stephen Lofts ([email protected]) by the
new deadline of January 10, 2019.
For further information or queries, please contact Stephen Lofts ([email protected]) and/or Antonio
Calcagno ([email protected])
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