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Two Ways of Doing Chinese Philosophy—A Report on the Conference “Virtue: East and West” (Hong Kong, 2008)

Two Ways of Doing Chinese Philosophy—A Report on the Conference “Virtue: East and West” (Hong... NEWS AND NOTES Doil Kim University of Toronto Is bringing together two different traditions, East and West, a meaningful way of doing philosophy? If so, is focusing on a similar topic, to which each is expected to bring ample resources, a plausible way of bringing East and West together? Then, what might be such a topic? Attempting to answer these questions seemed to be one of the initial motives for the international conference ``Virtue: East and West,'' organized by the Philosophy Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and held on May 20­22, 2008. Lively discussions over these three days afforded us the opportunity to ask these questions of ourselves. More importantly, each speaker looked at the questions from a different perspective, which allowed us to consider a diversity of different methodological approaches. In fact, during the conference, two quite contrasting styles of handling Chinese philosophical materials were observed. And it seemed that the two styles somewhat reflected two distinctive ways of doing Chinese philosophy in the contemporary field. For this reason, it should be interesting to introduce the conference mainly by focusing on the difference observed, though an introduction with this focus would unfortunately pass over http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Two Ways of Doing Chinese Philosophy—A Report on the Conference “Virtue: East and West” (Hong Kong, 2008)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 60 (1) – Jan 24, 2009

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NEWS AND NOTES Doil Kim University of Toronto Is bringing together two different traditions, East and West, a meaningful way of doing philosophy? If so, is focusing on a similar topic, to which each is expected to bring ample resources, a plausible way of bringing East and West together? Then, what might be such a topic? Attempting to answer these questions seemed to be one of the initial motives for the international conference ``Virtue: East and West,'' organized by the Philosophy Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and held on May 20­22, 2008. Lively discussions over these three days afforded us the opportunity to ask these questions of ourselves. More importantly, each speaker looked at the questions from a different perspective, which allowed us to consider a diversity of different methodological approaches. In fact, during the conference, two quite contrasting styles of handling Chinese philosophical materials were observed. And it seemed that the two styles somewhat reflected two distinctive ways of doing Chinese philosophy in the contemporary field. For this reason, it should be interesting to introduce the conference mainly by focusing on the difference observed, though an introduction with this focus would unfortunately pass over

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 24, 2009

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