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

Conference Venue:

This event is online

Organized by TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series, Temple University Japan

Details

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.

CONFERENCE DEADLINES

        • 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 nonphi_japan@tuj.temple.edu and/or philseries@tuj.temple.edu 

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 to the volume will be solicited after the event.

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TUJ PHILOSOPHY LECTURE SERIES 

Non-profit forum of Temple University Japan

 

CFP François Laruelle and Non-Standard Philosophy: The Path of Least Resistance

 

Date: February 8, 2019 – February 9, 2019

Venue: Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Étude des Religions et de la Laïcité (CEIRL), Université Libre de Bruxelles

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 17
Bruxelles 1050, Belgium

Keynote speakers:

Anne-Françoise Schmid

Mines Paris Tech

Jordanco Sekulovski 

Temple University Japan

Honorary guest:

François Laruelle

Organisers:

Pierre Bonneels & Takeshi Morisato

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Outline:

Philosophy or philosophical knowledge functions as a foundational rational core of all modes of thought attempting to envision the real. The paths philosophy undertakes historically embrace a totalizing ambition in the supposed attempt to define, grasp and/or seize the essence of the real. Laruelle’s non-standard philosophical approach offers a new path, one of least resistance that moves away from the pre-established pursuits to grasp and deliver us the real (le Réel). This elusive yet ultimate desire of philosophy defines all forms of (philosophical) thought without exception. Traditional philosophy and metaphysics are in ceaseless pursuit of totality in regard to various practices and modes of production as well as use of knowledge.

Moreover, non-standard philosophy tries to establish what will serve as an underlying principle of democracy in thought. Philosophy re-produces and reasserts itself through the production of knowledge, feeding on its own self-sufficiency while non-standard philosophy tries to liberate knowledge by using its generic potential so that new forms of thought and knowledge can emerge. Philosophy defines, confines, and shapes subjects and objects, non-standard philosophy tries to use the available knowledge in a way that eludes known philosophical constraints. There can not be real democracy without first and foremost instituting a democracy in thought, and this is where non-standard philosophy will be used to provide a future platform and methodology grounded in genericity of knowledge and immanence rather than traditional metaphysics. We need a novel path of least philosophical resistance if we are to achieve these goals.

Submission deadline: Nov 30th, 2018   

Submission guidelines:

Please submit your cv and abstract to Takeshi.Morisato@ulb.ac.be or jsekulovski@tuj.temple.edu. The abstract should be 300-500 words.

All submissions must be in .doc, .docx or .pdf formats and should be prepared for blind review.

Please include in your email the following details: (i) author’s name; (ii) paper title; (iii) word count; (iv) institutional affiliation; and (v) contact information.

Responses to submissions will be sent by December 14th, 2018.

Please send any questions:

Takeshi.Morisato@ulb.ac.be

jsekulovski@tuj.temple.edu.