CFP: An Encounter in Non-Standard Philosophy: Laruelle and the Kyoto School

Submission deadline: October 30, 2020

Conference date(s):
January 8, 2021 - January 10, 2021

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Conference Venue:

TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series, Temple University Japan
Tokyo, Japan


This conference examines themes, methods and constructive possibilities linking François Laruelle’s non-standard philosophy with the work of the philosophers of the Kyoto School including but not limited to Kitarō Nishida, Hajime Tanabe, Jun Tosaka, Keiji Nishitani and Miki Kiyoshi. Topics for proposed papers are free to focus on metaphysical, epistemological, ethical or aesthetic questions and may involve comparative studies of Laruelle and specific thinkers from the Kyoto School regarding such themes as:

  • Shinran Buddhism
  • Basho
  • Nothingness
  • Zen
  • Mu
  • Radical Immanence
  • Sufficient Philosophy
  • Philosophical Decision
  • The Real and the One

Analyses of commonalities or points of divergence between the respective approaches, or connections between more recent applications of these distinct modes of thought are also appropriate. Papers that examine how the practices of thinking involved in Laruelle’s work and that of the Kyoto school transform traditional understandings of the act and content of philosophy are especially welcome.


  • Abstract submission deadline: October 31st, 2020
  • Proposal acceptance notification: November 15th, 2020
  • 300-500 word abstracts stating an academic position or professional affiliation should be submitted to [email protected] and/or [email protected] 

The conference will be held online via Zoom. Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in a proposed edited volume. Additional contributions for the volume will be solicited after the event.

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