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  1. Syliane Charles (forthcoming). Phi 256 B Asian Philosophy. Asian Philosophy.
     
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  2. William Franke (forthcoming). Nothingness and the Aspiration to Universality in the Poetic ‘Making’ of Sense: An Essay in Comparative East–West Poetics. Asian Philosophy:1-24.
    ABSTRACTNothingness and the Aspiration to Universality.François Jullien expounds Chinese poetics as governed by a principle of ‘allusive distance’. Chinese poetry deploys an art of indirect statement in which what is not said holds the keys to meaning. Jullien’s work has been my guide in comparative poetics, but rather than emphasizing the distance between the classical worlds of China and the West as wholly alien from each other and without contact, I find specifically in the apophatic traditions of the West an (...)
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    Kevin Mager (forthcoming). The Ethical Implications of the Daoist World View. Asian Philosophy:1-10.
    ABSTRACTDaoist ethics are difficult to pinpoint in a Western ethical framework. At times classic Daoist texts advocate for certain ways of life over others, yet at other times they rebel against the notions of right and wrong. This attitude about right and wrong, leads some to believe that Daoists are moral relativists who believe that right and wrong are merely an arbitrary valuing within the mind and that there is no justification for external moral critique. Others believe that there is (...)
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    Qiong Wang (forthcoming). The Relational Self and the Confucian Familial Ethics. Asian Philosophy:1-13.
    ABSTRACTIn this article, I shall briefly examine the basic characteristics of Confucian familial morality, especially of the concept of filial piety, and argue that ancient Confucians tend to be conservative on allowing breach of filial obligations although they may not entirely exclude particular considerations to exceptional situations to a certain degree. I shall then argue that this conservative aspect of the Confucian idea of filial piety accurately captures some distinctive features of familial relationships and may thus shed light on our (...)
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