Warp, Weft, and Way

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

November 18, 2019
by Aaron Stalnaker
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New book: Mastery, Dependence, and the Ethics of Authority, by Aaron Stalnaker

Oxford University Press has just published my new book on early Confucian social thought, and what contemporary people might learn from it: Mastery, Dependence, and the Ethics of Authority.  The publisher’s page is here.  At present the cheapest way to … Continue reading

September 27, 2019
by Aaron Stalnaker
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New edited collection on role ethics

Routledge has published a collection of essays on role ethics edited by Tim Dare and Christine Swanton, which includes two essays on early Confucian ethics. More information is here. The publisher’s description is as follows: Although our moral lives would … Continue reading

July 21, 2019
by Bill Haines
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Book: The Global Encyclopedia of Informality

  While scouring the web for freebies this morning, I came across something that may be of interest to many readers here: The Global Encyclopedia of Informality, University College London, 2018, in two volumes. http://oapen.org/search?identifier=642570;keyword=informality   Here’s the table of … Continue reading

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

April 8, 2018
by Steve Angle
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New Book: Sibau, Reading for the Moral

SUNY has published Maria Franca Sibau, Reading for the Moral: Exemplarity and the Confucian Moral Imagination in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Short Fiction. A new perspective that should shed light on discussions of roles, roles ethics, virtue ethics, and exemplarity! More info is … Continue reading

May 27, 2016
by Bill Haines
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The meaning of Analects 2.21

Someone said to Confucius, “Master, why don’t you engage in government?” The Master said, “The Book of Documents says, ‘Filial! But be filial, and a friend to your brothers, thus contributing to government.’ Why then do that other kind of … Continue reading

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