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.

Contact Us: philseries@tuj.temple.edu

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TUJ Autumn Tea Gathering at Showa Women’s University (昭和女子大にてTUJ秋の茶会を開催)

2019年12月20日
link: https://tujcomm.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/tuj-autumn-tea-gathering-at-swu/

By Jordanco Sekulovski

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During TUJ Community Day celebrations on November 7, the first TUJ Autumn Tea Gathering was held at the Japanese garden gazebo of Showa Women’s University (SWU). In attendance were guests, delegates and trustees from Temple Main Campus in Philadelphia led by Temple University President Richard Englert and Executive Vice President and Provost JoAnne Epps.

2019年11月7日、TUJコミュニティ・デイにて、TUJ秋の茶会が初めて開催されました。会場は昭和女子大学敷地内の日本庭園にて、テンプル大学米国本校(フィラデルフィア)の代表団から同大総長リチャード・イングラート、教務担当副総長・プロボストのジョアンナ・エップスはじめ多数のゲストが参加しました。

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Temple University President Richard Englert (right) and Executive Vice President and Provost JoAnne Epps (テンプル大学総長リチャード・イングラート(右)と教務担当副総長・プロボストのジョアンナ・エップス)

The event was held in a Ryūrei (立礼) style tea ceremony or temae, where tea is prepared with the host seated at a special table, and the guests seated at tables which allows for the ceremony to be conducted outdoors. Four successive tea sessions were held where the temae was conducted by the two main hosts, TUJ professors Jordanco Sekulovski and Yaeko Kabe. Assisting were Kyoko Taima and Nao Shibusawa from the Reisenkai Japanese Culture Institute as well as TUJ instructor Mayu Tsuruya and two TUJ students Shoko Kondo and Atsumi Sato. Tea and sweets were served to the guests.

今回の茶会は立礼(りゅうれい)による点前(てまえ)が行われました。ホスト側も、ゲストも屋外開催用の特別なテーブルに着席して開催されました。茶会は四度続けて、点前は2人のメインホスト、TUJ教員のヨルダンチョ・セクロフスキと日部八重子によって行われました。加えて、麗扇会の泰間京子氏と渋沢奈緒氏、またTUJ教員の釣谷真由、TUJ学生の近藤 祥子さんと佐藤惇未さんのお手伝いもあり、ゲストにお茶とお菓子が振る舞われました。

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Each tea ceremony lasted for an hour. Over 50 guests were served matcha powdered tea and seasonal Japanese sweets wagashi with explanations of the Urasenke Tea School history and tea ceremony.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Tina Saunders, director and associate professor of instruction in law at the Law Program at TUJ and Geo Otsu from the Dean’s Office for making this possible and assisting us in preparing for the event. Also, we would like to thank SWU professor Akemi Mineda and staff for their extensive support.

We are hoping that the successful completion of the event will provide an impetus to enrich the cultural offer at TUJ and use this to promote Japanese culture and arts among our faculty and students. We hope this will become a seasonal yearly event.

 

茶会はそれぞれ約1時間ほどで、50人を超えるゲストは抹茶と季節感のある和菓子を楽しみながら、裏千家の歴史と茶会についての説明に耳を傾けました。

今回のイベント開催に当たっては、TUJロースクールのディレクター、上級准教授ティナ・サンデス、学長室の大津成夫をはじめとする多くの教職員の協力に感謝するとともに、昭和女子大学の嶺田明美先生、同大教職員の皆様にも、ご支援賜りましたことにつき厚くお礼申し上げます。

この成功を一つのきっかけとして、TUJにおける文化的活動がますます活発化し、教職員・学生の間で日本文化と芸術への関心が高まってくれればと期待しております。このお茶会が毎年恒例のイベントになることを願っています。

 

(翻訳/アカデミック・アドバイジング・センター 藤井 翔太)

AUTUMN TEA GATHERING AT SHOWA WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY

As a part of the TUJ Community Day Celebrations, we are organizing a special autumn Tea Gathering at the Showa Women’s University Garden Gazebo taking place on November 7th, 2019.

Place: Showa Women’s University Garden Gazebo

Date & Time:  Thursday, November 07, 2019

Three tea processions will take place:

  1. Temple Main Campus Guests reception                             10:00-11:00 AM
  2. TUJ Staff reception                                                                  11:00-12:00 AM
  3. TUJ Students reception                                                           12:00-01:00 PM

Attire:                                                                                     Bussines/Casual

Number of guests per session:                                                                  15

Tea proceedings (temae) will be done by TUJ instructors Yaeko Kabe and Jordanco Sekulovski. Guests will be served matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets wagashi for free as well as receive an explanation of the Urasenke Tea School history and tea procedure.

Note: The number of attendants is limited to 15 per session we thank you for your comprehension

Contact: jsekulovski@tuj.temple.edu; yaekokabe@tuj.temple.edu and mayu.tsuruya@tuj.temple.edu