Talks

Recent unpublished seminar and conference talks:

The Nature and Force of Normativity in Dai Zhen. Presented at international workshop on Dai Zhen 戴震, Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, CUHK, March 15-16, 2024.

Aristotle and Xúnzǐ on the Good Life. Presented at "How Legitimate is the Philosophical Canon," a comparative discussion of Greek and Chinese philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, October 30-31, 2024.

Inversions, Leftovers, and Hazy, Indistinct Stuff. Presented at a roundtable on Brook Ziporyn’s translation of the Daodejing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, October 6, 2023.

Effable and Ineffable in Early Chinese Discourse on Dao. Presented at "Varieties of Ineffability in Ancient Philosophy," online conference, Sept 18-21, 2023.

Can Something Come from Nothing? Existence and Nonexistence in Early and Medieval Daoism. Presented at 2nd Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic, UCLA, June 20-23, 2023.

“Standards cannot stand on their own”: Xúnzǐ and Ruist discourse on moral character and political institutions. Keynote talk for International Society for Chinese Philosophy, UC Riverside, June 22, 2023.

How Dao and De Can Shape a Plausible Zhuangist Ethics. Presented at "Dialogues on the States of the Field: Ethics in the Zhuangzi," Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 16-17, 2023.

Contextualizing the Zhuangzi "Heaven" Pian. Presented at "2023 Zhuangzi beyond the Inner Chapters in Seoul," Institute of Korean Philosophy and Culture, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, March 14-16, 2023. Video available online here.