Schneewind, S. (2018). Shrines to living men in the Ming political cosmos. Cambridge, MA: Published by the Harvard University Asia Center. ISBN 9780674987142. Please see the publisher website for more information.
Title: The Division of Educational Labour Between Confucian Education and Political Liberalism Speaker: Baldwin Wong Date: 3 May 2019 (Friday) Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (Room 4433, Mong Man Wai Building) Please see here for … Continue reading →
The Issue is Not the Issue: A Podcast with Hans-Georg Moeller and Dan Sarafinas https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs0MY7rs8J6jWlCdneoPVQ Hans-Georg Moeller and Dan Sarafinas discuss contemporary debates on “political correctness” and related moral and social issues. They point to concepts such as virtue … Continue reading →
Hans-Georg Moeller and Dan Sarafinas discuss contemporary debates on “political correctness” and related moral and social issues. They point to concepts such as virtue speech (“virtue signalling”), civil religion, and the role of critique to better understand their nature. Episode 1–Virtue Speech: … Continue reading →
A new essay called “In Defense of Hierarchy,” the joint responsibility of several of us but largely written by Julian Baggini, has been published at Aeon. It is the fruit of discussions at a conference sponsored by the Berggruen Philosophy … Continue reading →
My review of Sungmoon Kim, Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (Cambridge, 2016) recently appeared in Ethics 127:3. The first paragraph of the review follows. A pre-publication version of the whole review is available here.
Columbia University Press has also published Eirik Harris’s outstanding study of the Shenzi fragments — congratulations, Eirik! Eirik Lang Harris, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation (Columbia University Press, 2016) Read on for details on the book, as … Continue reading →
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 →