Global Themes in Ethical Naturalism

Update: The conference program is here. Later this month I’ll be attending an international workshop in Singapore called “Global Themes in Ethical Naturalism,” hosted by the Department of Philosophy of the National University of Singapore, June 27–28. My talk will be entitled “Chinese Naturalism and the Limits of Ethics.” An abstract follows.

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Mini-Workshop on Confucian Political Philosophy

Original post (April 15, 2011): Joseph Chan, of HKU’s Department of Politics and Public Administration, has organized a mini-workshop on Confucian Political Philosophy to be held 29 April 2011 (at 2 pm)  in the PPA dept library. The speakers will be Joseph himself and Daniel A. Bell, of Tsinghua (Qinghua) University, along with four commentators:…

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Recent Workshop: Happiness and the Dao

Update: The web page for the workshop is here. The Department of Philosophy of the University of Hong Kong will be holding a workshop entitled “Happiness and the Dao: Ancient Greek and Chinese Approaches to Ethics,” March 25–26, 20111. The workshop is organized by Patrick Hawley, Chair of the Department of Philosophy. Presenters will include…

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Conference News: Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of Anglo-American Philosophy

I was the kick-off speaker at a recent conference in Taiwan entitled “英美哲學觀點下的中國哲學研究”—or “Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of Anglo-American Philosophy.” Although the conference was held December 17–18 at National Cheng Chih University 國立政治大學 in Taipei, I only recently noticed the website here. This was an enjoyable event that gave me the great pleasure of…

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Workshop on History of Chinese Logic

An exciting event for those of us who work on Chinese logic is the upcoming workshop on “The History of Logic in China” scheduled for November 24–25 in Amsterdam. The workshop is organized by Prof. Johan van Benthem and Dr. Fenrong Liu and hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies. My contribution will be…

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Emotion and Agency in Zhuangzi

Update: This paper appears in Asian Philosophy 21.1 (2011): 97–121. A preprint can be downloaded here. For a related blog discussion, see this. I’ve just returned from an August 27 conference at Chonnam 全南 University in Gwangju 光州, Korea, entitled “Reflection on Philosophical Roots of Korean Emotion,” which covered Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. For me this…

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Classical Chinese Epistemology

A long-term research interest of mine is to bring classical Chinese epistemology into dialogue with contemporary epistemology. I’ve just posted a preprint of one contribution to this project, an extensively revised version of my paper “Knowledge and Error in Early Chinese Thought.” The paper is forthcoming in Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy. Other relevant…

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Ethics in Early China

The editing work on our forthcoming anthology, Ethics in Early China, is about done. The volume is edited by myself, Dan Robins, and Timothy O’Leary and will be published by HKU Press. A table of contents is available here. Update (May 8, 2010): A pdf preprint of the Introduction is available here.

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Daoist Liberalism

I’ve posted a discussion of the significance of Zhuangist political thought here at “Warp, Weft, and Way.” To my knowledge, this is among the few discussions of Daoist political philosophy available on line.

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Conference: Happiness East & West

On Dec. 10–11, 2009, the HKU Department of Philosophy hosted a quite successful international conference on comparative philosophy: “Happiness East & West.” Details are here. The conference organizer was my colleague Timothy O’Leary. Much thanks to Timothy for planning the event and to the Louis Cha Fund, the HKU Faculty of Arts, and the HKU…

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