Category Archives: Confucius

Open Access to Harris on Aristotle and Confucius on Shame

With each published issue of Dao, we choose one article for discussion here on Warp, Weft, and Way, and Dao‘s publisher gives everyone free access to the article for a year. The next article to get this treatment is “Aristotle and Confucius on the Socioeconomics of Shame” by Thorian Harris. The article can be accessed here. Howard Curzer of Texas Tech is going to start off the discussion in a couple weeks with a précis; in the meantime, we encourage you to download and read the article, and then join in the discussion when it begins.

Confucius Exhibition at Central Connecticut State University; Foust Keynote

exhibitionposter_webThe Confucius Institute and the U.S.-China Center at CCSU, in collaboration with Elihu Burritt Library, proudly present the exhibition:

Confucius – A life journey in pictures

The exhibit displays a series of stunning reproductions of silk paintings and woodcut prints from the Ming and Qing dynasties, depicting the life and travels of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.  This exhibit is free, and open to the public. See here for more information.

There will be an Opening Ceremony on Tuesday September 10 @ 6:30pm.  Mathew Foust (Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University) will deliver a keynote address, “Portraits of Confucius.”  Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP:

The exhibit will run through September 30, during regular hours at the Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor.

Van Norden Reviews Cline on NDPR

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Erin M. Cline, Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice, Fordham University Press, 2013, 354pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780823245086.

Reviewed by Bryan W. Van Norden, Vassar College

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ToC: Asian Philosophy 23.3

A new issue of Asian Philosophy 23.3 (2013) has been published. Five out of the six papers are on Chinese Philosophy:

Moral Emotions, Awareness, and Spiritual Freedom in the Thought of Zhu Xi (1130–1200)
Kai Marchal

Dōgen and Wittgenstein: Transcending Language through Ethical Practice
Laura Specker Sullivan

Han Fei’s Enlightened Ruler
Alejandro Bárcenas

Han Fei, De, Welfare
Henrique Schneider

Clearing Up Obstructions: An Image Schema Approach to the Concept of ‘Datong’  in Chapter 6 of the Zhuangzi
C. Lynne Hong

Relation-Centred Ethics in Confucius and Aquinas
Qi Zhao

Next Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday, April 12 (the second Friday of the month, a departure from our usual first-Friday format), from 3:30 to 5:30pm. We will meet in the Komoda Room in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

We will have two presenters for this session (listed here in alphabetical order).

  • Theresa Kelleher of Manhattanville College will present the paper “Looking at the Quotidian Dimensions of Neo-Confucianism: Excerpts from the Journal of Wu Yubi (1392-1469).”
  • Zhou Zehao of York College will present the paper “Confucius and the Cultural Revolution: A Brief Comparison of the Two Anti-Confucian Campaigns during the Cultural Revolution.”

Copies of their papers will be distributed soon. All are welcome to attend. Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues. Please join us after the seminar for dinner at the Columbia Cottage restaurant, which is located on the corner of Amsterdam and 111th Streets.