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  1. added 2014-09-18
    Lei Zhong (forthcoming). A Confucian Virtue Theory of Supererogation. Philosophy East and West 66 (4).
    Contemporary virtue ethicists have attempted to offer a virtue-based account of right action. However, such an account is faced by a daunting challenge, the ‘supererogation problem’ as I call it. Since what a virtuous person would characteristically do is often beyond the scope of moral duty, virtue ethics seems to have difficulty in accommodating the distinction between obligation and supererogation. In the paper, I aim to meet this challenge by recommending a Confucian virtue theory of supererogation.
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    Danesh Singh (2014). Zhuangzi, Wuwei, and the Necessity of Living Naturally: A Reply to Xunzi's Objection. :1-15.
    Zhuangzi, Wuwei, and the Necessity of Living Naturally: A Reply to Xunzi’s Objection. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/09552367.2014.952174.
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    Eric L. Hutton (2014). 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 13 (3):421-424.
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  4. added 2014-09-15
    Justin Tiwald & Bryan W. Van Norden (eds.) (2014). Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy. Hackett.
    An exceptional contribution to the teaching and study of Chinese thought, this anthology provides fifty-eight selections arranged chronologically in five main sections: Han Thought, Chinese Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Late Imperial Confucianism, and the early Twentieth Century. The editors have selected writings that have been influential, that are philosophically engaging, and that can be understood as elements of an ongoing dialogue, particularly on issues regarding ethical cultivation, human nature, virtue, government, and the underlying structure of the universe. Within those topics, issues of (...)
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  5. added 2014-09-02
    Eric S. Nelson (2013). Generativities: Western Philosophy, Chinese Painting, and the Yijing. Orbis Idearum 1 (1):97–104.
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  6. added 2014-08-24
    Balaganapathi Devarakonda (2012). Review of Indian Philosophy in English. Philosophical Papers:206-212.
    The present work is an attempt to show that ‘important and original philosophy was written in English, in India, by Indians’ from the late 19th c through the middle of 20th c. (xiv). In fact, it tells us that these works ‘sustained the Indian philosophical tradition and were creators of its modern avatar.’ (xiv) The authors of these works ‘pursued Indian philosophy in a language and format that could render it both accessible and acceptable to the Anglophone world abroad.’ (xiv).
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  7. added 2014-08-16
    Ann A. Pang-White (2009). Chinese Philosophy and Woman: Is Reconciliation Possible? American Philosophical Association Newsletter 9 (1):1-2.
  8. added 2014-08-16
    Ann A. Pang-White (2007). Simon James, Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 6:191-194.
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    Ann A. Pang-White (2006). Analogy and Comparative Philosophy: A Hermeneutic Retrieval of Confucius and Aquinas. Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy Forum 23.
  10. added 2014-08-09
    Eric S. Nelson (2014). 科技和道: 布伯, 海德格尔和道家. 长白学刊 2014 (1):9-16.
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    Eric S. Nelson (2013). The Question of Resentment in Nietzsche and Confucian Ethics. Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies 10 (1):17-51.
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    Henrique Schneider (2014). Goldin, Paul, Ed., Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):425-429.
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    Aloysius P. Martinich (2014). Political Theory and Linguistic Criteria in Han Feizi's Philosophy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):379-393.
    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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    Matthew R. Dasti (forthcoming). Vatsyayana: Cognition as a Guide to Action. In Jonardon Ganeri (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy.
    Pakṣilasvāmin Vātsyāyana (c. 450 CE) is the author of the Commentary on Nyāya (Nyāya-bhāṣya), the first full commentary on the Nyāya-sūtra of Gautama (c. 150 CE), which is itself the foundational text of the school of philosophy called “Nyāya.” The Nyāya tradition is home to a number of leading voices within the classical Indian philosophical scene and is celebrated in later doxographies as one of the six “orthodox” systems of Hindu thought. Given the way that sūtra texts and their first (...)
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  15. added 2014-07-23
    Joshua R. Brown (2014). Towards Filial Love: Reconsidering Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theme of Christological Obedience in Light of Early Confucian Philosophy. Heythrop Journal 55 (6).
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    Robert Cummings Neville (2014). Shen, Vincent, Ed., Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):445-449.
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    Jonathan Stoltz (2014). The Ethics (and Economics) of Tibetan Polyandry. Journal of Buddhist Ethics 21:601-622.
    Fraternal polyandry—one woman simultaneously being married to two or more brothers—has been a prominent practice within Tibetan agricultural societies for many generations. While the topic of Tibetan polyandry has been widely discussed in the field of anthropology, there are, to my knowledge, no contributions by philosophers on this topic. For this reason alone, my brief analysis of the ethics of Tibetan polyandry will serve to enhance scholars’ understanding of this practice. In this article I examine the factors that have sustained (...)
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    Luke Brunning (2014). Reconsidering the Soteriological Significance of Śūnyavāda. Contemporary Buddhism:1-15.
    The doctrine of emptiness (śūnyavāda) is of significant soteriological importance for the Madhyamaka Buddhism. Therefore it is a reasonable prima facie demand that interpretations of emptiness must accord with this fact. This hermeneutic consideration has been taken to present particular problems for Mark Siderits' semantic interpretation of śūnyavāda. This paper examines Siderits' attempted reconciliation of his semantic interpretation of śūnyavāda with its purported soteriological aspects. I question whether Siderits can successfully respond to these problems in order to adequately incorporate the (...)
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    Christopher Minkowski (forthcoming). Appayya's Vedānta and Nīlakaṇṭha's Vedāntakataka. Journal of Indian Philosophy:1-20.
    The seventeenth century author Nīlakaṇṭha Caturdhara wrote several works criticising the Vedāntic theology of the sixteenth century author, Appayya Dīkṣita. In one of these works, the Vedāntakataka, Nīlakaṇṭha picks out two doctrines for criticism: that the liberated soul becomes the Lord (īśvarabhāvāpatti), and that souls thus liberated remain the Lord until all other souls are liberated (sarvamukti). These doctrines appear both in Appayya’s Advaitin and in his Śivādvaitin writings. They appear to be ones to which Appayya was committed. They raise (...)
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    Curie Virág (2014). Johnston, Ian, and Wang Ping, Trans., Daxue and Zhongyong, Bilingual Edition. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):435-439.
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    Chenyang Li (2014). Characteristics of Confucian Rituals (Li)—A Critique of Fan Ruiping's Interpretation. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):407-411.
    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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    David Chai (2014). Zhuangzi's Meontological Notion of Time. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):361-377.
    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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    T. C. Kline & Justin Tiwald (eds.) (2014). Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi. SUNY Press.
    Xunzi, a founding figure in the Confucian tradition, is one of the world s great philosophers and theorists of religion. For much of the last century, his work has been seen largely as critical of religion, particularly the popular beliefs and invocations of supernatural forces that underpin so many religious rituals. Contributors to this volume challenge this view and offer a more sophisticated picture of Xunzi. He emerges not as critic, but rather as an adherent of religion who seeks to (...)
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    Fung Kei Cheng (2014). 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 13 (3):441-444.
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    Thorian R. Harris (2014). Aristotle and Confucius on the Socioeconomics of Shame. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):323-342.
    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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    Charles B. Jones (2014). Han, Huanzhong 韓煥忠, A Discussion of Confucian-Buddhist Interactions 儒佛交涉論. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):431-433.
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