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2013 Uehiro Conference

The University of Hawaii has just sent out the announcement for this year’s Uehiro Philosophy Conference. Here are the details:

March 7–9, 2013 at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

DEADLINE: Friday, December 7th, 2012

See update below.

The Uehiro Cross Currents Philosophy Conference showcases exceptional work by graduate and advanced undergraduate students in comparative philosophy broadly construed (not limited to East-West comparisons). We welcome the submission of papers of high quality in any area of philosophy. Papers of a comparative nature are of particular interest, though comparative panels often include papers addressing a common issue from perspectives not strictly considered to be comparative.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Rajam Raghunathan: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Professor Raghunathan received her doctorate from Harvard University in 2010. Her primary areas of focus include Indian Buddhist Philosophy, Indian Philosophy and Ancient Greek Philosophy. She is interested in questions concerning epistemology, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of action

Dr. Kathleen Higgins: Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Higgins received her doctorate from Yale University. Her primary interests include Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, aesthetics, philosophy of music, Non-Western philosophy, and philosophy of emotion.

Special Guest Speaker:

Dr. Ashok Malhotra: Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Email papers to Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation. In the body of the email include: 1) Your name, 2) Title of the paper, 3) Institutional affiliation, 4) Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address), and 5) Whether you would like to be considered for a travel award. Send papers as an attachment in word format with no identifying information for blind review. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 18, 2013.

The Uehiro Student Essay Award will be presented to the best student presentation. Competitive partial travel subsidies will be available this year for both international and domestic travel. All submissions will be considered for possible publication in the Uehiro Conference Proceedings, published in the past by Cambridge Scholars Press. For more information, please contact or visit our website at

If you’re a student interested in comparative philosophy and amenable to going to Hawaii for spring break, act now!

P.S. The deadline has often been extended in the past, so don’t give up if you’re a little bit late. They won’t be reviewing the papers until January.

Update: As expected, the deadline has been pushed back. It’s now Jan. 7, 2013.