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  1. Lauren F. Pfister (2014). Rethinking Reconstructionist Confucianism's Rethinking. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):395-401.
    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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  2. Lauren F. Pfister (2013). Introduction: Søren Kierkegaard and Chinese Philosophy. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 40 (1):5-8.
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  3. Lauren F. Pfister (2013). Mao Qiling's Critical Reflections on the Four Books. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 40 (2):323-339.
    After introducing some scholarship on the value of Mao Qiling's (1623–1713) works, we present an account of canonization processes in order to understand the hermeneutic context of Mao's battle with the Cheng-Zhu orthodoxy. His work is an attempt to decanonizing Zhu Xi's Four Books, preferring instead an alternative relying on the Old Texts of the Taixue《太學》/Daxue《大學》 and Zhongyong 《中庸》. Mao argues against Zhu Xi's textual changes and interpretations on a number of bases, producing a hermeneutics of suspicion against the Cheng-Zhu (...)
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  4. Lauren F. Pfister (2013). Sublating Reverence to Parents: A Kierkegaardian Interpretation of the Sage‐King Shun's Piety. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 40 (1):50-66.
    In the Mengzi there is a hypothetical situation relating how the ancient sage-king Shun 舜 would respond if his father had committed murder. This has recently become a source of debate among Chinese philosophers. Here we will apply arguments made by Johannes de silentio (Kierkegaard's pseudonym) about the “teleological suspension of the ethical” related to the action of the biblical Abraham, and link them up to alternative interpretations of the actions of Shun. This challenges the current and traditional interpretations of (...)
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  5. Lauren F. Pfister (2012). Post-Secularity Within Contemporary Chinese Philosophical Contexts. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (1):121-138.
    Based on publications addressing post-secularity in international contexts, this article identifies four basic interpretive positions manifest within our post-secular age: resistant post-secular secularists, strategic post-secular secularists, engaged post-secular intellectuals, and engaged post-secular religious intellectuals. Subsequently, an article addressing governance and religious studies in mainland China published by Zhuo Xinping in 2010 is assessed, indicating how Zhuo serves as an engaged post-secular intellectual position, charging Chinese Marxist officials to adopt a strategic post-secular secularist position. Finally, it is shown how in a (...)
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  6. Lauren F. Pfister (2012). Walking Forward Reflectively: Zhao Fusan's Intellectual Journey Since the 1980s. Contemporary Chinese Thought 43 (3):3-12.
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  7. Lauren F. Pfister (2011). Family Ethics and New Visions of Selfhood in Post-Secular Chinese Teachings. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (s1):165-182.
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  8. Lauren F. Pfister (2009). Richard Wilhelm (1873–1930). Missionar in china und vermittler chinesischen geistesguts. Comp– edited by Hartmut walravens. [REVIEW] Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (3):493-498.
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  9. Lauren F. Pfister (2008). Philosophical Explorations of the Transformative Dimension in Chinese Culture. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 35 (4):663-682.
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  10. Lauren F. Pfister (2007). Environmental Ethics and Some Probing Questions for Traditional Chinese Philosophy. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (s1):101-123.
  11. Lauren F. Pfister (2007). Editor's Introduction. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (1):3–4.
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  12. Lauren F. Pfister (ed.) (2007). Hermeneutical Thinking in Chinese Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
    This volume is devoted to studying the emergence and flourishing of new humanistically informed developments in philosophical hermeneutics within contemporary Chinese philosophy. By means of some articles published previously in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy in the 1970s and 1980s, questions about the nature of philosophical understanding and the diversity of hermeneutic options in Chinese indigenous teachings – including Ruist (“Confucian”), Daoist, and Chinese Buddhist realms of exploration – are reintroduced. Following these seminal essays, a number of new pieces written (...)
     
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  13. Lauren F. Pfister (2006). Hermeneutics: Philosophical Understanding and Basic Orientations. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33 (s1):3-23.
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  14. Lauren F. Pfister (1989). A Study in Comparative Utopias - K'ang Yu-Wei and Plato. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 16 (1):59-117.