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    May Sim (2007). Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius. Cambridge University Press.
    Aristotle and Confucius are pivotal figures in world history; nevertheless, Western and Eastern cultures have in modern times largely abandoned the insights of these masters. Remastering Morals is the first book-length scholarly comparison of the ethics of Aristotle and Confucius. May Sim's comparisons offer fresh interpretations of the central teachings of both men. More than a catalog of similarities and differences, her study brings two great traditions into dialog so that each is able to learn from the other. This is (...)
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    May Sim (2003). The Moral Self in Confucius and Aristotle. International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (4):439-462.
    My purpose is to argue the following theses: (1) Habituation into virtue, social relations, and paradigmatic persons are central for both Aristotle and Confucius. Both therefore need a notion of self to support them. (2) Aristotle’s individualistic metaphysics cannot account for the thick relations that this requires. (3) The Confucian self, if entirely relationistic, cannot function as a locus of choice and agency; if fully ritualistic, it cannot function as a source of moral norms that might help assess existing social (...)
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    May Sim (2001). Aristotle in the Reconstruction of Confucian Ethics. International Philosophical Quarterly 41 (4):453-468.
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    May Sim (2009). Yu, Jiyuan, the Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (2):225-232.
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    May Sim (2004). Harmony and the Mean in theNicomachean Ethics and theZhongyong. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 3 (2):253-280.
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    May Sim (2006). Commentary on Francis Coolidge's. Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (2):111-115.
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    May Sim (2009). Dewey and Confucius: On Moral Education. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (1):85-105.
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    May Sim (2007). From Rites to Rights. Southwest Philosophy Review 23 (1):1-15.
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    May Sim (2012). Rethinking Honor with Aristotle and Confucius. Review of Metaphysics 66 (2):263-280.
    Confucius and Aristotle share the conviction that the virtuous deserves honor. While Aristotle thinks that the completely virtuous person should make claims to the honor he rightly deserves, Confucius maintains that he should be humble and disregard such claims. This radical opposition between Aristotle and Confucius about the good man’s attitude toward honor provides a case for examining the exemplary person for them. The author considers the reasons for their differences by focusing on the following questions: Who accords the honor? (...)
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    May Sim (1997). Aristotle in Outline. Ancient Philosophy 17 (1):230-234.
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    May Sim (2011). Rethinking Virtue Ethics and Social Justice with Aristotle and Confucius. Asian Philosophy 20 (2):195-213.
    Comparing Aristotle's and Confucius' ethics, where each represents an ethics of virtue, I show that they are not susceptible to some of the frequent charges against them when compared to non-virtue ethical theories like utilitarianism and deontology. These charges are that virtue ethics: (1) lack universal laws; they cannot (a) provide content for actions, and (b) they do not consider actions in the evaluation of morality. (2) Virtue ethics cannot provide the resources for dealing with social justice and human rights (...)
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    May Sim (1994). The Aristotelian Tradition of Virtues in European Philosophy. Southwest Philosophy Review 10 (1):209-217.
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    May Sim (2002). Ritual and Realism in Early Chinese Science. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 29 (4):495–517.
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    May Sim (2013). Confucian Values and Human Rights. Review of Metaphysics 67 (1):3-27.
    Rather than attempt to adjudicate between these rivals in the “Asian values”/”Confucian values” debates, I wish to explore if Confucian values can contribute to the promotion of human rights. Instead of relying on prioritizing the communal over the individual which some defenders of ‘Asian values’ have done, which communal values are not that distinct from the more conservative Western communitarians’ emphasis, I inquire into the distinctive characteristics of Confucianism which can be used to justify the kind of human rights proclaimed (...)
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    May Sim (2006). Commentary on Francis Coolidge's "The Erotic Origin and Resolution of the Question. Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (2):111-115.
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    May Sim (2004). Socrates on the Many and the Few. Review of Metaphysics 57 (4):826-827.
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    May Sim (1992). Nature and Value in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics. Southwest Philosophy Review 8 (1):85-98.
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  18. May Sim (2012). Review of Roger Ames's Confucian Role Ethics. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 7 (4):616-621.
     
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    May Sim (2009). Response to Ni. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):321-326.
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    May Sim (2008). The Divided Line and United Psychê in Plato's Republic. Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (2):87-100.
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    May Sim (2011). Rival Confucian Rights. International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (1):5-22.
    Commentators who find in Confucianism the resources for cross-cultural dialogues about human rights frequently tend to be divided in their emphases on liberal or conservative aspects of this tradition. Those who pursue individuality, even autonomy, in Confucianism, I call liberals. Those who stress collectivity or harmony in Confucianism I call conservatives. Despite these rival paths in appropriating Confucianism for human rights, I show that both liberal and conservative characterizations, properly understood, are present in this tradition. Corresponding to each group’s stress (...)
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    May Sim (2009). Dewey and Confucius: On Moral Education. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (1):85-105.
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    May Sim (1995). The Becoming of Aristotelian Virtues. Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (1):101-109.
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    May Sim (2009). Introduction: American Pragmatism and Chinese Philosophy. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (1):3-8.
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    May Sim (2009). Introduction: American Pragmatism and Chinese Philosophy. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (1):3-8.
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    May Sim (1993). Senses of Being in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics. Southwest Philosophy Review 9 (1):123-133.
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  27. May Sim (ed.) (1999). From Puzzles to Principles?: Essays on Aristotle's Dialectic. Lexington Books.
    Scholars of classical philosophy have long disputed whether Aristotle was a dialectical thinker. Most agree that Aristotle contrasts dialectical reasoning with demonstrative reasoning, where the former reasons from generally accepted opinions and the latter reasons from the true and primary. Starting with a grasp on truth, demonstration never relinquishes it. Starting with opinion, how could dialectical reasoning ever reach truth, much less the truth about first principles? Is dialectic then an exercise that reiterates the prejudices of one's times and at (...)
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  28. May Sim (ed.) (1995). The Crossroads of Norm and Nature: Essays on Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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