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. Here is a cross-post of the content: In comment #14 in this thread, I suggested that “parts of the Zhuāngzǐ are committed…

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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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Mohism Workshop

From June 25–28, I will be attending what promises to be quite an interesting workshop hosted by Professors Carine Defoort and Nicolas Standaert at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven entitled “The Many Faces of Mozi: A Synchronic and Diachronic Study of Mohist Thought.” Despite the title, the workshop actually focuses on the “Dialogue” and “Summary” books…

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