- Faculty, Wesleyan University
- PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994.
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I received my B.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Since 1994 I have taught at Wesleyan University, where I am now Professor of Philosophy. I am finsihing a book on contemporary Confucian political philosophy that both introduces the range of current positions and argues for one of my own, which I call "Progressive Confucianism." Other current interestes include virtue ethics (and its relationship with Confucianism), empirical moral psychology (and its relation with Confucianism), the interpretation of Neo-Confucianism, and the relation between philosophy (Confucian and otherwise) and practice: what is it to do philosophy or be a philosopher?
- Stephen C. Angle (2014). A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future by Jiang Qing, Translated by Edmund Ryden, Edited by Daniel A. Bell and Ruiping Fan (Review). Philosophy East and West 64 (2):502-506.
- Stephen C. Angle (2013). Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy. Polity.
- Stephen C. Angle (2013). Fred Dallmayr and Zhao Tingyang, Eds. Contemporary Chinese Political Thought: Debates and Perspectives. [REVIEW] Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 12 (1):111-115.
- Stephen C. Angle (2013). Reply to Critics. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 12 (3):381-388.
- Stephen Angle & Michael Slote (eds.) (2013). Virtue Ethics and Confucianism. Routledge.
- Stephen Angle (2012). Contemporary Confucian and Islamic Approaches to Democracy and Human Rights. Comparative Philosophy 4 (1).
- Stephen C. Angle (2012). A Response to Thorian Harris. Philosophy East and West 62 (3):397-400.
- Stephen C. Angle (2012). Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism. Polity.
- Stephen C. Angle (2012). The Discovery of Chinese Logic. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 33 (3):293-296.
- Stephen Angle (2011). Reply to Justin Tiwald. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (2):237-239.
- Stephen C. Angle (2011). A Productive Dialogue: Contemporary Moral Education and Zhu XI's Neo-Confucian Ethics. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (s1):183-203.
- Stephen C. Angle (2011). Review of Kam-Por Yu, Julia Tao, Philip J. Ivanhoe (Eds.), Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously: ContemPorary Theories and Applications. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (2).
- Stephen C. Angle (2010). A Reply to Fan Ruiping. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (4):463-464.
- Stephen C. Angle (2010). Fan, Ruiping, Reconstructionist Confucianism: Rethinking Morality After the West. [REVIEW] Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (3):353-357.
- Stephen C. Angle (2010). Translating (and Interpreting) the Mengzi: Virtue, Obligation, and Discretion. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (4):676-683.
- Stephen C. Angle (2010). The Minimal Definition and Methodology of Comparative Philosophy: A Report From a Conference [Abstract]. Comparative Philosophy 1 (1).
- Stephen C. Angle (2010). WANG Yangming as a Virtue Ethicist. In. In John Makeham (ed.), Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy. Springer. 315--335.
- Stephen C. Angle (2009). Defining “Virtue Ethics” and Exploring Virtues in a Comparative Context. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):297-304.
- Stephen C. Angle (2009). Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
- Stephen C. Angle (2008). No Supreme Principle: Confucianism's Harmonization of Multiple Values. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (1):35-40.
- Stephen C. Angle (2008). Review of William M. Sullivan, Will Kymlicka (Eds.), The Globalization of Ethics: Religious and Secular Perspectives. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (3).
- Stephen C. Angle (2006). A Fresh Look at Knowledge and Action: Wang Yangming in Comparative Perspective. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33 (2):287–298.
- Stephen C. Angle (2005). Concepts, Communication, and the Relevance of Philosophy to Human Rights: A Response to Randall Peerenboom. Philosophy East and West 55 (2):320-324.
- Stephen C. Angle (2005). Decent Democratic Centralism. Political Theory 33 (4):518 - 546.
- Stephen C. Angle (2005). Must We Choose Our Leaders? Human Rights and Political Participation in China. Journal of Global Ethics 1 (2):177 – 196.
- Stephen C. Angle (2005). Review of kWong-Loi Shun, David B. Wong (Eds.), Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (12).
- Stephen C. Angle (2005). Ritual and Reverence in Ancient China and Today. [REVIEW] Philosophy East and West 55 (3):471-479.
- Stephen C. Angle (2005). Sagely Ease and Moral Perception. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (1):31-55.
- Stephen C. Angle (2004). New Confucianism: A Critical Examination, Edited by John Makeham. [REVIEW] Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (4):535–540.
- S. Angle (2003). Philosophy of Governance. In A. S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy. Routledge. 534--540.
- Stephen C. Angle & John A. Gordon (2003). 'Dao' as a Nickname. Asian Philosophy 13 (1):15 – 27.
- Stephen C. Angle (2002). Human Rights in Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry. Cambridge University Press.
- Stephen C. Angle, Michael Barnhart, Carl B. Becker, Purushottama Bilimoria, Samuel Fleischacker, Alan Fox, Damien Keown, Russell Kirkland, David R. Loy, Mara Miller & Kirill Ole Thompson (2002). Varieties of Ethical Reflection: New Directions for Ethics in a Global Context. Lexington Books.
- Stephen C. Angle (2001). Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization (Review). Philosophy East and West 51 (1):120-122.
- Stephen C. Angle & Marina Svensson (eds.) (2001). Chinese Human Rights Reader. M. E. Sharpe.
- Stephen C. Angle (2000). Should We All Be More English? Liang Qichao, Rudolf von Jhering, and Rights. Journal of the History of Ideas 61 (2):241-261.
- Stephen C. Angle (1999). Guest Editors' Introduction. Contemporary Chinese Thought 31 (1):3-10.
- Stephen C. Angle (1998). Did Someone Say "Rights"? Liu Shipei's Concept of Quanli. Philosophy East and West 48 (4):623-651.
- Stephen C. Angle (1998). The Possibility of Sagehood:Reverence and Ethical Perfection in Zhu XI's Thought. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 25 (3):281-303.
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