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  1. Natural Moralities:A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism.David B. Wong - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    David B. Wong proposes that there can be a plurality of true moralities, moralities that exist across different traditions and cultures, all of which address facets of the same problem: how we are to live well together. Wong examines a wide array of positions and texts within the Western canon as well as in Chinese philosophy, and draws on philosophy, psychology, evolutionary theory, history, and literature, to make a case for the importance of pluralism in moral life, and to establish (...)
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    Review Essay: Ethics and the Limits of PhilosophyEthics and the Limits of Philosophy.David B. Wong & Bernard Williams - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (4):721.
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    Moral Relativity.David B. Wong - 1984 - University of California Press.
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    Early Confucian Philosophy and the Development of Compassion.David B. Wong - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (2):157-194.
    Metaphors of adorning, crafting, water flowing downward, and growing sprouts appear in the Analects , the Mencius , and the Xunzi 荀子. They express and guide thinking about what there is in human nature to cultivate and how it is to be cultivated. The craft metaphor seems to imply that our nature is of the sort that must be disciplined and reshaped to achieve goodness, while the adorning, water, and sprout metaphors imply that human nature has an inbuilt directionality toward (...)
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  5. Is There a Distinction Between Reason and Emotion in Mencius?David B. Wong - 1991 - Philosophy East and West 41 (1):31-44.
  6. Three Kinds of Incommensurability.David B. Wong - 1989 - In M. Krausz (ed.), Relativism: Interpretation and Confrontation. Notre Dame University Press. pp. 140--58.
  7. Universalism Versus Love with Distinctions: An Ancient Debate Revived.David B. Wong - 1989 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 16 (3-4):251-272.
  8. The Meaning of Detachment in Daoism, Buddhism, and Stoicism.David B. Wong - 2006 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (2):207-219.
  9. Moral Reasons: Internal and External.David B. Wong - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (3):536 - 558.
    The view defended is one sense externalist on the relation between moral reasons and motivation: A's having a moral reason to do X does not necessarily imply that A has a motivation that would support A's doing X via some appropriate deliberative route. However, it is in another sense externalist in holding that there are the kind of moral reasons there are only if the relevant motivational capacities are "generally present" in human beings, if not in all individuals. The process (...)
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    Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community.Kwong-Loi Shun & David B. Wong (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Chinese ethical tradition has often been thought to oppose Western views of the self as autonomous and possessed of individual rights with views that emphasize the centrality of relationship and community to the self. The essays in this collection discuss the validity of that contrast as it concerns Confucianism, the single most influential Chinese school of thought. Alasdair MacIntyre, the single most influential philosopher to articulate the need for dialogue across traditions, contributes a concluding essay of commentary. This is (...)
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    Relational and Autonomous Selves.David B. Wong - 2004 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (4):419–432.
  12. Pluralistic Relativism.David B. Wong - 1995 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):378-399.
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    Zhuangzi and the Obsession with Being Right.David B. Wong - 2005 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 22 (2):91 - 107.
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    Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture, & Philosophy.David B. Wong - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):716-720.
    Readers should be aware that the present author’s views are criticized in Moody-Adams’ book. Very few moral theorists escape criticism in this interesting alternative to relativist and realist approaches in contemporary ethical theory. Moody-Adams rejects the relativist claim that there are irresolvable moral disagreements, but does not rest that rejection on the idea of an independently existing moral reality. Indeed, she resolutely rejects attempts to explain moral differences based on the idea that some cultures have a lesser access to a (...)
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    Constructive Skepticism and Being a Mirror in the Zhuangzi.David B. Wong - 2017 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 44 (1-2):53-70.
    The Zhuangzi text deploys two epistemic themes to accomplish its ends of combatting human pretensions to know the world and to prompting us to rediscover the world through fresh eyes. To get us to shed our arrogant dispositions it applies a constructive skepticism to whatever it is that human beings claim to know. To point towards a more constructive relationship with Nature, it articulates the stance of being a mirror to nature. This essay will explain how the text does this (...)
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    Coping with Moral Conflict and Ambiguity.David B. Wong - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):763-784.
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    A Relational Approach to Environmental Ethics.Marion Hourdequin & David B. Wong - 2005 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (1):19–33.
  18. Constructing Normative Objectivity in Ethics: David B. Wong.David B. Wong - 2008 - Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (1):237-266.
    This essay explains the inescapability of moral demands. I deny that the individual has genuine reason to comply with these demands only if she has desires that would be served by doing so. Rather, the learning of moral reasons helps to shape and channel self- and other-interested motivations so as to facilitate and promote social cooperation. This shaping happens through the “embedding” of reasons in the intentional objects of motivational propensities. The dominance of the instrumental conception of reason, according to (...)
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    Conserving Nature; Preserving Identity.Nicole J. Hassoun & David B. Wong - 2015 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 42 (1-2):176-196.
    There are two broad approaches to environmental ethics. The “conservationist” approach on which we should conserve the environment when it is in our interest to do so and the “preservationist” approach on which we should preserve the environment even when it is not in our interest to do so. We propose a new “relational” approach that tells us to preserve nature as part of what makes us who we are or could be. Drawing from Confucian and Daoist texts, we argue (...)
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    Living Morally: A Psychology of Moral Character.David B. Wong - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):695.
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    Quandaries and Virtues: Against Reductivism in Ethics.David B. Wong - 1991 - Noûs 25 (1):116-120.
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  22. How Are Moral Conversions Possible?David B. Wong - 2011 - In Ruth Weissbourd Grant (ed.), In Search of Goodness. University of Chicago Press.
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  23. Emotion and the Cognition of Reasons in Moral Motivation.David B. Wong - 2009 - Philosophical Issues 19 (1):343-367.
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    On Flourishing and Finding One's Identity in Community.David B. Wong - 1988 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 13 (1):324-341.
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    Chapter Nine. Reconciling the Tension Between Similarity and Difference in Critical Hermeneutics.David B. Wong - 2014 - In Ming Xie (ed.), The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics. University of Toronto Press. pp. 165-184.
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    Response to Craig Ihara's Discussion.David B. Wong - 1991 - Philosophy East and West 41 (1):55-58.
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    Responses to Commentators.David B. Wong - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (2):225-233.
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    On Learning What Happiness Is.David B. Wong - 2013 - Philosophical Topics 41 (1):81-101.
    I explore conceptions of happiness in classical Chinese philosophers Mengzi and Zhuangzi. In choosing to frame my question with the word ‘happiness’, I am guided by the desire to draw some comparative lessons for Western philosophy. ‘Happiness’ has been a central concept in Western ethics, and especially in Aristotelian and utilitarian ethics. The early Chinese concept most relevant to discussion of Mengzi and Zhuangzi concerns a specific form of happiness designated by the word le, which is best rendered as ‘contentment’. (...)
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    Commentary on Sayre-McCord's “Being a Realist About Relativism”.David B. Wong - 1991 - Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):177 - 186.
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    Integrity and Moral Relativism.David B. Wong - 1994 - Ethics 104 (4):882-883.
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    Identifying with Nature in Early Daoism.David B. Wong - 2009 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (4):568-584.
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    Cultural Pluralism and Moral Identity.David B. Wong - 2009 - In Darcia Narvaez & Daniel Lapsley (eds.), Personality, Identity, and Character. Cambridge University Press. pp. 79.
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    Cartesian Deduction.David B. Wong - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:1-19.
    The objective of the article is twofold: to advance an interpretation of Descartes’ position on the problem of explaining how deduction from universal propositions to their particular instances can be both legitimate and useful for discovery of truth; and to argue that his position is a valuable contribution to the philosophy of logic. In Descartes’ view. the problem in question is that syllogistic deductions from universal propositions to their particular instances is circular and hence useless as a means for discovery (...)
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  34. “Moral Relativism” Revised Version.David B. Wong - 2001 - In Lawrence C. Becker & Charlotte B. Becker (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics. Routledge. pp. 2--1164.
     
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    Cartesian Deduction.David B. Wong - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:1-19.
    The objective of the article is twofold: to advance an interpretation of Descartes’ position on the problem of explaining how deduction from universal propositions to their particular instances can be both legitimate and useful for discovery of truth; and to argue that his position is a valuable contribution to the philosophy of logic. In Descartes’ view. the problem in question is that syllogistic deductions from universal propositions to their particular instances is circular and hence useless as a means for discovery (...)
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    Book Review:Integrity and Moral Relativism. Samuel Fleischacker. [REVIEW]David B. Wong - 1994 - Ethics 104 (4):882-.
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    Beyond Morality.David B. Wong - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (3):721-725.
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  38. Sustaining Cultures in the Face of Globalization.Nicole Hassoun & David B. Wong - 2012 - Culture and Dialogue 2 (2):73-98.
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    A Relativist Alternative to Antirealism.David B. Wong - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (11):617-618.
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    Beyond Morality.David B. Wong - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (3):721-725.
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    Encountering Other Traditions.David B. Wong - 2016 - The Philosophers' Magazine 72:117-118.
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    Forum: Chinese Philosophy: The Beginnings of Morality.David B. Wong - 2014 - The Philosophers' Magazine 65:76-83.
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    Forum: Chinese Philosophy: The Beginnings of Morality.David B. Wong - 2014 - The Philosophers' Magazine 65:76-83.
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    Foundations for Moral Relativism, by J. David Velleman.David B. Wong - 2016 - Mind 125 (497):284-290.
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    1. Hiding the World in the World: A Case for Cosmopolitanism Based in the Zhuangzi.David B. Wong & Marion Hourdequin - 2019 - In Peter D. Hershock & Roger T. Ames (eds.), Philosophies of Place: An Intercultural Conversation. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 15-33.
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    Ing, Michael D. K.,The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought: New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, 293 Pages.David B. Wong - 2019 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 18 (4):641-646.
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    Kupperman, Joel J., Six Myths About the Good Life: Thinking About What Has Value: Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2006, X + 158 Pages.David B. Wong - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (1):107-109.
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  48. Moral Relativity.David B. Wong - 1986 - Philosophy East and West 36 (2):169-176.
     
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  49. Moral Relativity and Tolerance.David B. Wong - 2000 - In Christopher W. Gowans (ed.), Moral Disagreements: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Routledge. pp. 141.
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    Review of Christopher McMahon, Reasonable Disagreement: A Theory of Political Morality[REVIEW]David B. Wong - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (3).
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