Warp, Weft, and Way

Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

May 5, 2019
by Bill Haines
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Confucianism and Household Servants?

This post expands a question I asked once in the old Discussions section. It is sometimes said that the (or a) Ruist picture of moral psychology stresses family because Ruists stress the development of moral sensibilities starting with people’s earliest … Continue reading

July 29, 2016
by Bill Haines
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Analects 1.6, and how Confucius envisioned moral progress

Confucius’ remark at Analects 1.6 is often cited to show that he thought proper moral development begins with filial piety and then extends that attitude to ever-larger groups of people (ever less intensely).  I shall argue that the remark does … Continue reading

July 12, 2016
by Steve Angle
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Slote Contra Self-Cultivation

In the most recent issue of the Journal of Moral Education (45:2), Michael Slote published “Moral Self-Cultivation East and West: A Critique.” Here is the abstract: Moral Self-Cultivation plays an important, even a central role, in the Confucian philosophical tradition, but … Continue reading

July 9, 2016
by Steve Angle
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Call for short essays on new International Blog “Varieties of Well-Being”

Owen Flanagan and Wenqing Zhao write… As part of our Templeton-St. Louis funded “Varieties of Well-Being” project, Owen Flanagan and Wenqing Zhao are inaugurating an international blog on well-being in different cultural traditions. We desire to engage in public outreach … Continue reading

July 9, 2016
by Steve Angle
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CFP: Cross-cultural Studies in Well-Being

CALL FOR PAPERS Final Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017; 500 word proposals will be received until October 15, 2016 Special Issue Title: Cross-cultural Studies in Well-Being, a special journal issue in Science, Religion & Culture, an international peer reviewed open access … Continue reading

May 16, 2016
by Bill Haines
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Is Analects 1.2 about family?

Here are some reasons to think that Youzi did not regard family as the root of humanity or of the Way.  (I used to think he did.) Most of my argument focuses on defending a view held by Soothill, Leys, … Continue reading

May 9, 2016
by Bill Haines
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Did Confucius think our virtues are contagious?

Did Confucius think that if one of us has general virtue, or some particular virtue such as courage or filial piety, that general or particular virtue will have a substantial tendency to spread directly to the people around her, even if she … Continue reading

August 24, 2015
by Steve Angle
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Slingerland Reviews Flanagan

A new review on NDPR: Flanagan, Owen. Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy, Marquette University Press, 2014, 119pp., $15.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780874621853. Reviewed by Edward Slingerland, University of British Columbia

July 4, 2015
by Steve Angle
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Review of new book on virtue with Chinese perspectives

Erica Lucast Stonestreet’s review at NDPR of Nancy E. Snow (ed.), Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2015) highlights Ted Slingerland’s contribution to the volume, nicely bringing Chinese philosophy into this broader conversation.

March 8, 2015
by hagop sarkissian
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Philosophy Meets Cultural Diversity, 13-14 March 2015 at University of Pittsburgh

This conference should be of interest to anyone working on issues in comparative thought and philosophy. A terrific lineup of speakers and panelists (if I do say so myself). -HS Over the last decade, the newly emerging field of “experimental … Continue reading

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