Workshop on “Zhuangzi Beyond the Inner Chapters”

I’ll be speaking (virtually) on March 14 at what promises to be a stimulating workshop on the Zhuangzi entitled “2023 Zhuangzi beyond the Inner Chapters in Seoul,” hosted by the K-Academic Expansion Project, Institute of Korean Philosophy and Culture, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, March 14-16. The workshop has been planned and organized by PARK So Jeong…

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Chinese Philosophy Seminar Series at Warwick

I’ll be speaking on line Nov 11 as part of the Chinese Philosophy Seminar Series at the University of Warwick. A list of speakers and registration links is posted here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/research/worldphilosophies/activities/chinese_philosophy_seminar_series/ I’ll be reprising the topic of my recent McGill talk, “The Xunzian Critique of Legalism and Its Contemporary Significance.”

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McGill Lecture: Xunzi’s Critique of Legalism

On October 4 I’ll be speaking at a colloquium in the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University in Montreal. I’m grateful to Professors Jeehee Hong and Robin Yates for arranging this event. My topic is “The Xunzian Critique of Legalism and Its Contemporary Significance.” This presentation is a preliminary selection from my work…

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Hokudai Talk: “A Path with No End”

I recently had a productive and enjoyable visit with colleagues from the Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience and the Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy at Hokkaido University. The title of my talk was “A Path with No End: Skill and Ethics in Zhuangzi and Mozi.” The event announcement is here and…

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Emotions in China and Greece

Congratulations to Douglas Cairns and Curie Virag, who are putting the finishing touches on a novel, collaborative anthology that brings together specialists in early Chinese and ancient Greek thought to explore various understandings of emotion in the Chinese and Hellenistic traditions. The title of this volume, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is In the Mind,…

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Sosa Encountering Chinese Philosophy

I’m attending an unusual conference at Fudan University 復旦大學 in Shanghai on the theme “Sosa Encountering Chinese Philosophy.” The conference poster is here. The aim of the conference is put Ernest Sosa’s virtue epistemology into dialogue with Chinese sources. Here’s the Introduction to my own very tentative contribution:

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