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    Dear Jorge: A Letter to My Mentor.Stephanie Rivera Berruz - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):183-186.
    Through the form of a letter, I engage my mentor, Jorge J. E. Gracia, in his own biographical articulation of life. While the letter was not included in the volume for which it was originally written, it was read to Gracia before he passed, and I could not be more honored. In the end, that is all that really matters. In the words that follow I take a moment to reflect on Jorge’s life and work as I process his passing.
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    How I Became a Trans Philosopher.Talia Mae Bettcher - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):145-156.
    This essay recounts my intellectual development from undergraduate study until present. The first section discusses my early life and my introduction to philosophy at Glendon College. The second discusses my graduate career at UCLA and my gender transition midway through the program. The third concerns my philosophical development as a professor at Cal State LA until 2012. It details my shift from early modern philosophy to what would eventually be called “trans philosophy.” The final discusses my intellectual growth since then (...)
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    Post-Anthropocentric Implications of “World-Expression” in Nishida’s “Life”.Dean Anthony Brink - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):43-60.
    This paper examines Nishida Kitarō’s late essay, “Life,” which develops the process of “world-expression” to situate human and nonhuman agency in ways drawing his thought closer to concerns of posthuman ideals of inter-species commensurability and biosemiotics today. Here he extends his philosophy of a site-specific matrix or basho so as to incorporate arguments from J. S. Haldane’s The Philosophical Basis of Biology, which poses questions concerning the coordination of organisms and environments. Nishida finds in Haldane support for his own situating (...)
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  4. Ill Will: Or, Mental Illness and Resistant Subjectivity in Ahmed and Lugones.Katie Howard & Cash Kelly - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):13-28.
    Sara Ahmed’s Willful Subjects develops an account of willfulness as a site of simultaneous oppression and resistance: a diagnosis attributed to particular subjects and to modes of behavior that are thereby diminished, pathologized, and controlled, and a “diagnosis” that may be positively affirmed as a way of living and doing otherwise. This essay puts Ahmed’s work on willfulness in conversation with María Lugones’ decolonial feminism, particularly her theory of active subjectivity. With Lugones, we offer, one can better understand the resistant (...)
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  5. A Review on Exploring the Heart Sutra.Hsiao-Lan Hu - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):165-169.
    Sarah A. Mattice’s Exploring the Heart Sutra is an ambitiously creative, well researched, clearly explained, and richly transdisciplinary work. Mattice’s use of music sampling is inspired, and her survey of translation theories and contextualization of the philosophical traditions in Chinese cultures lay out the reasons for her own translation and line commentary on the Heart Sūtra that privileges its Chinese cultural heritage. It would be a fine book even if without the two long chapters in the middle, whose connections with (...)
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    Ka Hulikanaka a Me Ka Hoʻokūʻonoʻono: Davida Malo and Richard Armstrong on Being Human and Living Well.Michael David Kaulana Ing - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):81-100.
    This article thinks through the work of Kanaka philosopher Davida Malo and puts it in dialogue with the work of Richard Armstrong. It argues that Malo offers an account of being human that entails the proper management of impulses and intentions in ways that lead to flourishing in complex communities overseen by leaders that are informed by the examples of leaders from the past. Standards for proper living, in this setting, are constructed by the community, the members of which are (...)
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  7. Bell Hooks, Black Feminist Thought, and Black Buddhism: A Tribute.Carolyn M. Jones Medine - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):187-196.
    This tribute to the late bell hooks examines her work as a Black feminist and Black Buddhist. After a brief introduction to her life, I examine her contributions to feminist thought, particularly her understanding of the need to dismantle “imperial white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.” As a Black feminist and woman, hooks comes to this work, first, with rage, but in her turn to Buddhist thought, she develops a love ethic, one that she wrote extensively about until her death in 2021 (...)
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  8. Why Give Up the Unknown? And How?Carl Mika, Carwyn Jones, W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, Ocean Ripeka Mercier & Helen Verran - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):101-144.
    Carl Mika claims in the symposium’s lead essay that we need more myth today. In fact, an “unscientific” attitude can potentially reorient the alienation from the world. For Mika, a philosophical mātauranga Māori incorporates such a way of being in the world. Through it, an unmediated and co-existent relationship with the world can be built up. Some of Mika’s co-symposiasts invite Mika to substantiate aspects about this bold claim. Carwyn Jones nudges Mika to discuss the parallels between tikanga Māori—a system (...)
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    Some Comments on Ada Agada's Philosophy of Consolation.Emmanuel Ofuasia - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):170-173.
    Agada’s new book has arrived at a time when contemporary African philosophers are gradually engaging one another’s work and participating actively in system-building. It is based on this “new wave” in contemporary African philosophy scholarship that I provide some critical comments over Agada’s book Consolationism and Comparative Philosophy: Beyond Universalism and Particularism. Whereas the originality and depth of Agada is not in doubt regarding his idea of Mood, the ultimate category of his ontology, I level four objections against the metaphysical (...)
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  10. Skill-In-Means, Fusion Philosophy, and the Requirements of Cosmopolitanism.Antoine Panaïoti - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):61-80.
    At various junctures in its history, Buddhist thought has adapted in inventive ways to accommodate important ideological features of the new cultural spheres with which it came into contact. The concept of “skill-in-means” played an important role in most of these syncretistic developments by facilitating critical reflexivity, doctrinal flexibility, and expositional creativity. It is surprising that a principle that has favored crosscultural dialogue, co-integration, and hybridization throughout Buddhism’s history should elicit little interest amongst contemporary philosophers wishing to syncretize Anglo-American philosophy (...)
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  11. Pyrrhonian Buddhism as a Unique Synthesis of Indian and Greek Philosophy.Katarína Rajtíková - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):174-178.
    Kuzminski’s book Pyrrhonian Buddhism: A Philosophical Reconstruction presents a comparative study of Buddhism and Pyrrhonism. Pyrrhonian Buddhism, Kuzminski’s novelty, designates a synthesis of Greek and Indian influences on Pyrrho’s thought—namely Democritean atomism and Buddhist phenomenalism. It is a philosophical construct that reveals the similarities between the Buddhist and Pyrrhonian models of enlightenment. The book examines striking similarities between both Pyrrhonism and Buddhism, suggesting their virtual identity. In Kuzminski’s opinion, it is essentially the Buddhist practice and the description of the Buddhist (...)
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    Derrida’s Jewish Question.Rajesh Sampath - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):1-12.
    This paper will pose the question of the future minoritization of the white, gentile, Christian European and EuroAmerican identity, which has dominated world history from colonization through the post-Cold War historical present. The question is not how this is coming to an end in the near future as empirical fact and in what manner, but an attempt to imagine another future, another identity than what has been proscribed in the past. In order to move into this alterity, we will engage (...)
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    A Dialogue on the Good and Evil Bivalence in the Study of Ethics: On François Flahault and Nishida Kitarō.Dennis Stromback - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):29-42.
    This article seeks to demonstrate how a dialogue between literary theorist and psychoanalyst François Flahault and Kyoto School philosopher Nishida Kitarō can be mutually beneficial in the service of building an account of good and evil that contributes to discourses in ethics. Although Flahault and Nishida share a similar commitment to disrupt the dichotomy between good and evil in the effort to liberate subjectivity, they diverge in terms of how their accounts relate subjectivity to the processes of social history. As (...)
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  14. Celebrating the Diachronic Storytelling Traditions Within Anishinaabe Life and Letters.Cheryl Suzack - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):178-181.
    Enduring Critical Poses focuses on Anishinaabe language and literature to explore the writers, texts, and genres that have influenced the field’s formation. Organized from multiple perspectives across Anishinaabe intertribal communities, the collection achieves a transnational and transhistorical convergence in showing how Anishinaabe ethics and values intersect, how Anishinaabe criticism models tribal-scholarly engagement, and how Anishinaabe critical practice expresses philosophy and aesthetics.
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    Out of the Box.Mary Tiles - 2022 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (1):157-164.
    This article gives a brief and condensed account of the main trajectory of my philosophical career. This started with the philosophy of mathematics and the history of science. A major turning point was the encounter with Gaston Bachelard’s philosophy of science, with other French philosophers, and with the history of Chinese mathematics.
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