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    David W. Tien (2010). Metaphysics and the Basis of Morality in the Philosophy of Wang Yangming. In John Makeham (ed.), Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy. Springer 295--314.
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    David W. Tien (2004). Warranted Neo-Confucian Belief: Religious Pluralism and the Affections in the Epistemologies of Wang Yangming (1472–1529) and Alvin Plantinga. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 55 (1):31-55.
    In this article, I argue that Wang Yangming'sNeo-Confucian religious beliefs can bewarranted, and that the rationality of hisreligious beliefs constitutes a significantdefeater for the rationality of Christianbelief on Alvin Plantinga's theory of warrant. I also question whether the notion of warrantas proper function can adequately account fortheories of religious knowledge in which theaffections play an integral role. Idemonstrate how a consideration of Wang'sepistemology reveals a difficulty forPlantinga's defense of the rationality ofChristian belief and highlights a limitation ofPlantinga's current conception of (...)
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    David W. Tien (2012). Oneness and Self-Centeredness in the Moral Psychology of Wang Yangming. Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (1):52-71.
    Rather than “selfishness,” a more accurate and revealing interpretation of Wang's use of siyuis “self-centeredness.” One of the main goals in Wang's model of moral cultivation was to attain a state devoid of self-centered desires. Wang relied a great deal on the exercise and cultivation of an emotional identification and feeling of oneness with others. In this paper, I first provide a brief summary of the role of Wang's concept of siyu in his moral psychology. I then examine key passages (...)
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    C. Russell, Michael R. Slater, Michael Slote & David W. Tien (2013). 3 Virtue Ethics and the Chinese Confucian Tradition. In Daniel C. Russell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Cambridge University Press
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