Warp, Weft, and Way

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

July 22, 2018
by Steve Angle

Using _Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction_ in class

I used Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction as the main textbook in a course on Neo-Confucianism this past semester. Student comments on the book (submitted anonymously as part of the teaching evaluation process) are available here. If any readers have used the book, Justin and I would love any further feedback! (I’d also be happy to share similar information about other course books, for other authors out there.)

July 21, 2018
by Steve Angle

CFP: ISCP at 2019 APA Pacific

You are cordially invited to submit an abstracts for International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) panels at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division which will take place at the Westin Bayshore, in Vancouver Canada, from April 17 to April 20, 2019. 

ISCP will organize two sections on the topics/themes related to Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. 

Please send your submission to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2018. APA Pacific has a policy of first-come, first service so ISCP will need to  submit the panels in a due time. Your submission should include following information in this order:

  • name
  • affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation)
  • email
  • paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case  
  • abstract 

Thank you for your consideration and see you in Vancouver!

The board of ISCP

July 18, 2018
by Steve Angle

CFP: Panel at 2019 AAS on Women and Confucian philosophy

If you have work in progress concerning the status of women and Confucian philosophy or Chinese history and are interested in presenting that at a conference, consider participating in the 2019 Association of Asian Studies meetings in Denver on March 21-24, 2019. A philosopher is putting together a panel on this subject for AAS. If interested, please send your 250 word abstract and paper title no later than July 26 to Ryan Nichols at rnichols -at- fullerton -dot- edu.

Info about the conference: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-Annual-Conference/Conference-Menu/CALL-FOR-PROPOSALS/CFP-2019-Home

July 17, 2018
by Steve Angle

CFP: Comparative Approaches to Moral Education

The Journal of School & Society is the John Dewey Society’s journal of intelligent practice. The Journal is pleased to announce its next issue: Comparative Approaches to Moral Education: Somatic and Democratic Practices in an Intercultural Philosophical Horizon. This issue will be co-edited by Kyle Greenwalt and Joseph Harroff at Temple University.

This issue is part of the John Dewey Society’s commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of Dewey’s trip to China. Read the call to learn more; it’s available on the website (schoolandsociety.org) or directly at:


July 15, 2018
by Steve Angle

CFP: Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化

Here is a call for papers for a workshop on “Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化,” to be held in July 2019 at the University of Lucerne, organized by Philipp Renninger (Lucerne) and Ewan Smith (Oxford).

July 15, 2018
by Steve Angle
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NYT on C. C. Tsai’s Comics / Bruya’s Translations available from PUP

The New York Times recently published an interview with C. C. Tsai, who has written and illustrated wonderful cartoon versions of the Art of War and the Analects (among others). Brian Bruya’s translated versions of both of these texts are now available from Princeton University Press.

July 11, 2018
by Steve Angle
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Cokelet Reviews Bommarito, Inner Virtue

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.07.10 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Nicolas Bommarito, Inner Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2017, 208pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190673383.

Reviewed by Bradford Cokelet, University of Kansas

This clear, engaging book proposes a manifest care account of inner virtue and vice — an account explaining when and why inner states such as pleasure, pain, envy, and gratitude make us better or worse people. As far as I know, this is the only contemporary book devoted to the topic of inner virtue, and Bommarito admirably establishes it as an important and interesting one. In addition, it is worth noting that this book will appeal to non-philosophic and even non-academic audiences; the engaging style and numerous entertaining examples will make it easy and fun for readers to think about various inner virtues and join the search for a general account.

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July 3, 2018
by Steve Angle

Paperback of Between History and Philosophy now available

The book Between History and Philosophy: Anecdotes in Early China is now available in affordable paperback ($31.95 at Amazon). The hardcover is also greatly reduced in price ($51.67 new at Amazon). More info:
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