For several years, I have been developing an account of Daoist ethics, focusing primarily on the Zhuangzi, which I will eventually publish as a book. Contributions to this project so far include:
A Daoist Critique of Morality. Forthcoming in Justin Tiwald, ed., Oxford Handbook of Chinese Philosophy, Oxford University Press.
Rationalism and Anti-Rationalism in Mohism and Zhuangzi. This paper is not specifically about Zhuangzi, but the last several sections explore aspects of Zhuangist ethics and psychology. It is forthcoming in a volume dedicated to the memory of A. C. Graham.
“What’s Right is Set by What Fits”: Normative Ethics in Zhuangzi (in progress)
Heart-Fasting, Forgetting, and Using the Heart Like a Mirror: Applied Emptiness in the Zhuangzi. In Nothingness in Asian Philosophy, J. Liu and D. Berger, eds. Routledge, 2014, 197–212.
Two Approaches to Death in Chinese Philosophy. Frontiers of Philosophy in China) 8.3 (2013), 410–427.
Landscape, Travel, and a Daoist View of the ‘Cosmic Question.’ In Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey. H. Moeller and A. Whitehead, eds. Bloomsbury Academic (2014), 211–223.
The Limitations of Ritual Propriety: Ritual and Language in Xunzi and Zhuangzi. Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics 51:2 (2012), 257–282.
- Chinese Naturalism and the Limits of Ethics (in progress). Presented at “Global Themes in Ethical Naturalism,” National University of Singapore, June 27–28, 2011. Revised version to be presented at “Nature and Value in Chinese and Western Philosophies,” Rutgers University, April 4–5, 2013.
- Wu-wei 無為 as a Normative Concept (in progress).
- Wandering the Way: A Eudaimonistic Approach to the Zhuangzi. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 13.4 (2014), 541–565
- Skepticism and Value in the Zhuangzi. International Philosophical Quarterly 49.4 (2009): 439–57.
- Zhuangzi, Xunzi, and the Paradoxical Nature of Education. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33.4 (2006): 529–42.
- Daoism and the Heterogeneity of Value. Presented at 14th Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, July 13–19, 2005, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Now published in New Visions of the Zhuangzi, Livia Kohn, ed. (Three Pines Press, 2015), 40–58.
Keywords: Zhuangzi, ethics, Daoist ethics, 莊子, 道家倫理, 道家工夫論