SEP “Mohist Canons” Update

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has published an updated version of my article on later Mohist thought. This update presents major revisions to the sections on distinguishing similarities and differences, on the Mohist logical concept of “paralleling,” and on the Mohists’ critical evaluation of methods of argument. This version includes a clarification and defense of…

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Courses for 2018–2019

Besides my annual introductory course, PHIL1034, I will be teaching two courses in our major next year: PHIL2410 Mind and Language in Chinese Thought. (Syllabus to be updated before the course begins.) PHIL2450 Zhuangzi. (Syllabus to be updated before the course begins.)

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Philosophy Summer School in China

I will be teaching this year at the annual Philosophy Summer School in China sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. This year’s theme is Chinese-Western Comparative Philosophy, and the program will take place at Capital Normal University from July 30-August 15. The other lecturers are Michael Beaney (the organizer and coordinator), Carine Defoort,…

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Mozi and the Origin of Political Authority

Eric Schliesser recently posted a thoughtful discussion of how the Mohist account of the shift from a state of nature to political society might resemble some varieties of social contract views. I posted a comment in response, which led to a fruitful exchange about the Mohist conception of the origin of political authority. The entire…

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Selections from the Mohist Dialogues

I’m posting here selections from the Mohist “Dialogues” included in my abridged translation of the Mozi, which I hope will be forthcoming before too long. Here is the file: Selections from the “Dialogues” Following the example of the Stephanus numbering used to cite from the works of Plato and the Bekker numbering used to cite…

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“What Makes Us Human?” Summer Course at CEU

This coming summer I will be contributing to an exciting interdisciplinary, comparative summer course entitled “What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West” to be held at Central European University in Budapest from July 4 to 15. The course looks at the question of what it is to be human…

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《科技論文英語寫作》新版上市

經過很多年,《科技論文英語寫作》新版終於上市了。 《科技論文英語寫作》原版曾經為1990、2000年代專業科技論文寫作的暢銷教科書與參考書。 新版將原版上、下冊的內容合併成一本書,更方便讀者參考。 希望對兩岸三地的科技研究生與研究人員有幫助。 除了各地書局之外,讀者可以透過全華網路書店 訂書。 本書目錄如下:

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The People in Chinese Political Thought

The following is the text of a short talk I gave at a public gathering organized by HKU students on the street in Admiralty next to Hong Kong government headquarters on October 1, China’s National Day. Much thanks to Tim Li, who translated into Cantonese for me. The same text is cross-posted on Warp, Weft…

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