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An international conference on the theme “Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy”, co-organized by the International Society for Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy [as its 1st term of “Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy” conference series] and the open-access international journal, Comparative Philosophy (ISSN: 2151-6014 <>), and co-sponsored and hosted by the Center for Comparative Philosophy, San Jose State University, USA, will be held virtually during the week of April 18 (Monday) -23 (Saturday) April 2022, with panel sessions arranged in a scattered way sensitive to the speakers/participants’ different international time zones and other relevant situational elements, instead of all sessions one by one within one or two days.

The topics and contents in the conference are expected to be philosophically interesting in a general and cross-traditional way and in view of the contemporary development of philosophy, instead of being only locally interesting to ones working merely in one tradition or merely on historical/descriptive topics.

For the current (2022-1-28) version of the "Description" document of this conference event, see the section "1st CPWP International Virtual Conference on “Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy” in the January 2022 issue of CPWP Newsletter (pages 12-14).

[For the previous (2021-8-10) version of its "Call for Participations as Speakers/Discussants/Critics" document, please click here.]

CPWP Newsletters
CPWP Newsletter Issue 1 (January 2022)
News about academic events which are relevant to CPWP's mission and in which CPWP members participate

    The 66th International Congress of Phenomenology
    Milan, Via Carlo Bo 1
    October 27-28-29, 2022 (held in a blended mode)
    TOPIC: Eco-Imagination for a Sustainable Future
    Organized by
    The World Phenomenology Institute
    William S. Smith, Executive PresidentJadwiga S. Smith, Co-President of American DivisionDaniela Verducci, Co-President of European/Asian DivisionAnna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Founder †
    together with
    The Department of HumanitiesIULM University, Milan (Italy)
    Renato BoccaliProfessor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

    The aim of the conference is to explore the role of imagination in forming and interpreting our world-in-transformation in view of a sustainable future. The classical phenomenological approach to imagination has focused on the different modes in which we can experience the world and the correlating modes in which the world can appear to us, so that the imagination was strictly conceived in relation to perception. Furthermore, imagining can be considered as an act of experiencing something as possible, opening the virtualities that are latently present in the world. This is particularly true if we consider the life-world and the processes of individualization on the vital level. Using Tymieniecka’s words, the ontopoietic spread of the Logos of Life appears caught up in the turmoil of generative progress that implies a creative imagination that enable the human being to go beyond the simple framework of the life-world, to surpass himself and open a new form of design thinking. This kind of imagination can be also defined as eco-imagination, stressing the importance of the “ecological” dimension of imagination conceived as an ontopoietic creative dynamic, grounded in the human condition within the totality of life’s spread. The expansion of the human condition is thus based on the eco-imagination that activates creative virtualities and thus relates to reality in a new way, deepening the productive dynamic of life. Such an eco-imagination seems therefore to be a useful tool to frame in a new and profitable way our living, or rather the relationship that we have with our world-environment. Eco-imagination is thus the privileged way to the ontopoiesis of life conceived as an eco-phenomenology. A new form of phenomenology of life arises based on eco-imagination in relation to a more general eco-phenomenology. It means a new way of considering the development and genesis of life, promoting environmental sustainability conceived on a large scale.

    Contributions that take an interdisciplinary approach are particularly encouraged. All submissions must specifically identify phenomenological aspects of the work.
    The conference welcomes contributions in different topics of interest, but are not limited to:

    -Environment imagination
    _Imagination and eco-phenomenology
    -Eco-imagination and sustainability
    -Imagination in the autopoiesis/ontopoiesis of the living being
    -Architecture, urbanism, and eco-imagination
    -Virtual realities and eco-imagination
    -Eco-systems and media environments
    -Anthropocene and eco-imagination
    -Elemental imagination

    Abstracts due: July 10, 2022
    Full papers due: January 27, 2023
    Registration Fee: 50.00 Euro
    Please note that all participants are expected to be members of the World Phenomenology Institute. Membership dues are 30.00 Euro per year
    Registration fee and membership dues must be paid to the W.P.I. by October 29, 2022 to the account no. 67503173, in Daniela Verducci’s name, at Banca Fideuram Spa, Via D. Annibali 112, 62100 Macerata (Italy). IBAN: IT13C0329601601000067503173 SWIFT/BIC: FIBKITMM
    Please submit abstracts and full papers to:
    The conference will be held both in person and on-line. Papers will be considered for publication in the peer-review books series, “Analecta Husserliana” and “Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue”, edited by the World Phenomenology Institute and published by Springer Nature.

  • The workshop "Problematising harmony, disrupting harmony: perspectives from philosophical traditions", organized by Professor Karyn Lai & Professor Chenyang Li.
    Date: 19 & 20 May 2022Venue: Online via Zoom; In person (HSS Meeting Room 03-94)
    Zoom Meeting: 873 0064 4447Security
    Passcode: 952794 Kindly register your attendance by 13 May.

  • The conference "East Asian Analytic Buddhism" [School of Philosophy and Social Development, Institute of Concept and Reasoning, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 29-31 Oct. 2021] - see its "Call for Papers", "Invitation letter" and "Speaker titles and abstracts". Prof. Chang-Seong Hong (Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA), one CPWP member, is one of its invited speakers.

  • The symposium "EAST-WEST: Comparative Philosophy and World Situation" [Cres, Croatia, 26-29 September 2021] - see its "Conference Flyer" and "Application Form".  Prof. Nevad Katheran (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Vice President of CPWP Executive Board, and Prof Hrvoje Juric (University of Zagreb, Croatia) are Co-presidents of the Symposium Program Committee.

[Note: the new sources in this section are from participating CPWP members.]