New Book: One Corner of the Square

One Corner of the Square: Essays on the Philosophy of Roger T. Ames. Edited by Ian M. Sullivan and Joshua Mason. University of Hawaii Press, 2021.
 
This volume contains contributions from 33 scholars who studied with Roger Ames. Their chapters reflect on, analyze, and sometimes critique Ames’s work, building on his legacy of comparative and Chinese philosophy and taking themes from his career in novel directions. 
 
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(See the contents of the book below)

 
Contents
Foreword by Peter D. Hershock
 
Introduction
Joshua Mason and Ian M. Sullivan
 
Part I: Comparative Methodologies
1. Sameness, Difference, and the Post-Comparative Turn
Jim Behuniak
2. Mining the Emotions, Deepening Ars Contextualis: A Personal Reflection on the Power of Sensitive Reading
Kirill O. Thompson
3. Confucianism as a Tradition of Reconstruction: Returning to the “Way of Heaven”?
Kurtis Hagen
4. The Development of the Amesian Methodology for Comparative Philosophy
Haiming Wen and Joshua Mason
 
Part II: Issues in Translation
5. Philosophical Ames: On Teaching Chinese Thought as Philosophy
Thorian R. Harris
6. To Render Ren: Saving Authoritativeness
Brian Bruya
7. Philosophy as Hermeneutics: Reflections on Roger Ames, Translation, and Comparative Methodology
Steve Coutinho
8. The Attitude of the Junzi toward Wealth, Social Eminence, Poverty, and Humbleness in Light of Analects 4.5
Attilio Andreini
 
Part III: Process Cosmology
9. Reflections on David L. Hall and Roger T. Ames’s Understanding of Classical Confucian Cosmology
Jung-Yeup Kim
10. Locating the “Numinous” in a Human-Centered Religiousness
Peter Wong Yih Jiun
11. On the Demystification of the Numinous and Mystical in Classical Ruism: Contemporary Musings on the Zhongyong
Lauren F. Pfister
12. Many Confucianisms: From Roger Ames to Jiang Qing on the Interpretive Possibilities of Ruist Traditions
Sarah A. Mattice
13. Seeing Through the Aesthetic Worldview
Andrew Lambert
 
Part IV: Epistemological Considerations
14. How Do Teachers “Realize” Their Students? Reflections on Zhi in the Analects
Carine Defoort
15. Strategic Imagination in Chinese Philosophy
Daniel Coyle
16. Extending Ars Contextualis to Zhu Xi: Using Gewu as an Example
Eiho Baba
17. Truth Bound and Unbound: A Deeper Look at the Western and Chinese Paradigms
Marty H. Heitz
18. Exploring an Alternative Pre-Qin Logic
Jinmei Yuan
 
Part V: Confucian Role Ethics
19. Role Modeling in Confucian Role Ethics: Appreciating an Amesian Education
Joseph E. Harroff
20. Who’s Afraid of Village Worthies?
Geir Sigurðsson
21. Doubts and Anxiety on a Way without Crossroads
Vytis Silius
22. Applying Amesian Ethics
Joshua Mason
 
Part VI: Classical Daoism
23. Making Way for Nothing
Meilin Chinn
24. Field, Focus, and Focused Field: A Classical Daoist Worldview
James D. Sellmann
25. The Temporality of Dao: Permanence and Transience
Jing Liu
26. Whence Do You Know the Fish Are Happy? Knowing Well and Living Well
Kuan-Hung Chen
 
Part VII: Critical Social and Political Directions
27. Confucianism as Transformative Practice: Ethical Impact and Political Pitfalls
Sor-hoon Tan
28. The Promise and Problem of Creativity and Li
Amy Olberding
29. Men Tell Me Paternalism Is Good
Sydney Morrow
30. Confucianism Reimagined: A Feminist Project
Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee
 
Afterword: The Amesian Square in the Perfect Storm
Martin Schönfeld

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