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  1. Aloysius P. Martinich (forthcoming). Political Theory and Linguistic Criteria in Han Feizi's Philosophy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-15.
    Han Feizi’s 韓非子 thought, I argue, contains a political theory that justifies principled, law-governed government. A key element of his theory is a solution to the problem of rectifying names. He recognized that the same word can have varying criteria of application depending on the purpose of the practice that requires a criterion. Some criteria for a practice are good and some bad. A wise ruler knows which criteria are good and appropriate to ruling. His view is illuminated by considering (...)
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  2. Henrique Schneider (forthcoming). Goldin, Paul, Ed., Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-5.
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  3. David Chai (forthcoming). Zhuangzi's Meontological Notion of Time. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-17.
    This article investigates the concept of time as it is laid forth in the Daoist text, the Zhuangzi 莊子. Arguing that authentic time lies with cosmogony and not reality as envisioned by humanity, the Zhuangzi casts off the ontology of the present-now in favor of the existentially creative negativity of Dao 道. As the pivot of Dao, nothingness not only allows us to side-step the issue of temporal directionality, it reflects the meontological nature of Daoist cosmology in general. Framing time (...)
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  4. C. -Y. Cheng (forthcoming). On Integrating Chinese Onto-Ethics of Virtues with Duties, Utilities and Rights in Ethics of the West: Toward an Integrative Ethics of the Humankind. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
     
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  5. Fung Kei Cheng (forthcoming). National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Fudan University, Ed. 復旦大學文史研究院編, Research Methods and Prospects for Studying Buddhist History 佛教史研究的方法與前景. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-4.
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  6. Ruiping Fan (forthcoming). Taking Confucian Thought Seriously for Contemporary Society: Rejoinder to Lauren Pfister, Ronnie Littlejohn, and Li Chenyang. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-8.
    This rejoinder focuses on a few points of disagreement that I have with Li Chenyang, Ronnie Littlejohn, and Lauren Pfister regarding their critical comments on my book Reconstructionist Confucianism. In response to Pfister’s concerns, I point out that my book attempts to base on classical, rather than other, Confucian sources in order to reconstruct the Confucian virtue-based, ritual-guided, and family-oriented view of life for contemporary society. In appreciating Littlejohn’s suggestion on Confucian environmentalism, I contend that a kind of Grand View (...)
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  7. Thorian R. Harris (forthcoming). Aristotle and Confucius on the Socioeconomics of Shame. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-20.
    The sociopolitical significance Aristotle and Confucius attribute to possessing a sense of shame serves to emphasize the importance of its development. Aristotle maintains that social class and wealth are prerequisites for its acquisition, while Confucius is optimistic that it can be developed regardless of socioeconomic considerations. The difference between their positions is largely due to competing views of praiseworthy dispositions. While Aristotle conceives of praiseworthy dispositions as “consistent” traits of character, traits that calcifiy as one reaches adulthood, Confucius offers us (...)
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  8. Steven Heine (forthcoming). Philosophical Medita tions. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
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  9. Eric L. Hutton (forthcoming). Dongfang, Shuo 東方朔 [Lin, Hongxing 林宏星], The Quest for Rationality: Collected Research on the Thought of Xunzi 合理性之尋求: 荀子思想研究論集. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-4.
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  10. Charles B. Jones (forthcoming). Han, Huanzhong 韓煥忠, A Discussion of Confucian-Buddhist Interactions 儒佛交涉論. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-3.
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  11. Chenyang Li (forthcoming). Characteristics of Confucian Rituals (Li)—A Critique of Fan Ruiping's Interpretation. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-5.
    In this paper I argue that Fan Ruiping’s explication of the Confucian notion of li 禮 (ritual propriety) is problematic in several ways. First, his division of human activities into “social” and “natural” is less than illuminating, as human “natural” activities (such as hunting) are already inescapably social. Second, I question the appropriateness for him to characterize li in terms of “closed activities,” as some rituals are evidently open-ended. Third, he seems to have overemphasized the constitutive function of li and (...)
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  12. Tao Liang (forthcoming). The Significance of Shendu in the Interpretation of Classical Learning and Zhu Xi's Misreading. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-17.
    According to recently excavated bamboo and silk material, the idea of du 獨 in the concept shendu 慎獨 does not refer to a spatial notion of dwelling in solitude or a solitary dwelling; rather it is the state before having made contact with external things, or the state “before feelings are aroused” (weifa 未發) of the inner heart/mind. It refers to internal thoughts and volitions, or “casting aside external sensations” (sheti 舍體). Shen 慎 should be glossed in accordance with the (...)
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  13. Ronnie Littlejohn (forthcoming). The Environmental Ethics of Fan Ruiping's Revisionist Confucianism. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-4.
    Fan Ruiping is engaged in a wide-ranging project to reconstruct Confucianism for the contemporary period. It includes his sustained attack on John Rawls’ theory of distributive justice, various Chinese policies and practices on the delivery of health and elder care, and global business ethics. This paper describes his revised Confucian understanding of environmental morality under the metaphor of nature as garden and man as gardener. I argue the current state of this effort is in need of a more robust appropriation (...)
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  14. Robert Cummings Neville (forthcoming). Shen, Vincent, Ed., Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-5.
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  15. Lauren F. Pfister (forthcoming). Rethinking Reconstructionist Confucianism's Rethinking. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-7.
    In this review of Fan Ruiping’s book, I am concerned first of all about how representative his account of Confucianism/Ruism is in relationship to the multiform traditions associated with that teaching through more than two thousand years of its existence. Fan emphasizes pre-imperial forms of Confucian traditions, but neglects many alternatives from later sources. Secondly, his account of “familism” lends itself to questions related to the problem of revenge that is associated with traditional Confucianism. This raises further ethical doubts about (...)
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  16. Curie Virág (forthcoming). Johnston, Ian, and Wang Ping, Trans., Daxue and Zhongyong, Bilingual Edition. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-5.
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  17. Wang Youru (forthcoming). Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
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  18. Ellen Zhang (forthcoming). Philosophical Medita Dons. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
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  19. Wenqing Zhao (forthcoming). Is Contemporary Chinese Society Inhumane? What Mencius and Empirical Psychology Have to Say. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-18.
    This essay discusses the tragic news story of a Chinese toddler, Xiao Yueyue 小悅悅, in light of Mencius’ ethical philosophy and modern studies of moral psychology, which help in understanding the problem of passive bystanders that has long vexed the Chinese public. Mencius never said that every person would act to help when a child is in danger; he did not even say that people would feel sympathetic for every child in a real life dangerous situation. He simply asserted the (...)
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  20. Yinghua Li 李英华 (forthcoming). Liu, Xiaogan 劉笑敢, Interpretation and Orientation 詮釋與定向. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
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  21. King-pong Chiu 趙敬邦 (forthcoming). KWan, Tze-Wan 關子尹, Articulation-Cum-Silence: In Search of a Philosophy of Orientation 語默無常: 尋找定向中的哲學反思. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
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