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  1. Natural Moralities: 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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    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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    Moral Relativity.R. A. Duff & David B. Wong - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 36 (142):99.
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  4. Is There a Distinction Between Reason and Emotion in Mencius?David B. Wong - 1991 - Philosophy East and West 41 (1):31-44.
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  5. The Meaning of Detachment in Daoism, Buddhism, and Stoicism.David B. Wong - 2006 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (2):207-219.
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    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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    Relational and Autonomous Selves.David B. Wong - 2004 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (4):419–432.
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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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    Universalism Versus Love with Distinctions: An Ancient Debate Revived.David B. Wong - 1989 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 16 (3-4):251-272.
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    A Relativist Alternative to Antirealism.David B. Wong - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (11):617-618.
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  11. Pluralistic Relativism.David B. Wong - 1995 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):378-399.
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  12. Three Kinds of Incommensurability.David B. Wong - 1989 - In M. Krausz (ed.), Relativism: Interpretation and Confrontation. Notre Dame University Press. pp. 140--58.
     
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    Coping with Moral Conflict and Ambiguity.David B. Wong - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):763-784.
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    Emotion and the Cognition of Reasons in Moral Motivation.David B. Wong - 2009 - Philosophical Issues 19 (1):343-367.
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    Constructing Normative Objectivity in Ethics.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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    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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    Foundations for Moral Relativism, by J. David Velleman.David B. Wong - 2016 - Mind 125 (497):284-290.
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    A Relational Approach to Environmental Ethics.Marion Hourdequin & David B. Wong - 2005 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (1):19–33.
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    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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    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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    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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    Response to Craig Ihara's Discussion.David B. Wong - 1991 - Philosophy East and West 41 (1):55-58.
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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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  25. 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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    Identifying with Nature in Early Daoism.David B. Wong - 2009 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (4):568-584.
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    Review of François Jullien, Vital Nourishment: Departing From Happiness[REVIEW]David B. Wong - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (4).
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  28. Living Morally: A Psychology of Moral Character.David B. Wong & Laurence Thomas - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):695.
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    Review: Review Essay: Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. [REVIEW]David B. Wong - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (4):721 - 731.
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    Beyond Morality.David B. Wong - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (3):721-725.
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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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    The Conception of Value.David B. Wong - 1993 - Philosophical Books 34 (1):45-47.
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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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    Book Review:Integrity and Moral Relativism. Samuel Fleischacker. [REVIEW]David B. Wong - 1994 - Ethics 104 (4):882-.
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    Fieldwork in Familiar Places.David B. Wong - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):716-720.
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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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    Responses to Commentators.David B. Wong - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (2):225-233.
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    Response to Kupperman's Review of "Moral Relativity".David B. Wong - 1986 - Philosophy East and West 36 (3):275-282.
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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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  40. 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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  41. Forum: Chinese Philosophy: The Beginnings of Morality.David B. Wong - 2014 - The Philosophers' Magazine 65:76-83.
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  42. Moral Relativity.David B. Wong - 1986 - University of California Press.
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  43. Moral Relativity and Tolerance.David B. Wong - 2000 - In Christopher W. Gowans (ed.), Moral Disagreements: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Routledge. pp. 141.
  44. “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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  45. Responses to Snow, Miller, and Seok.David B. Wong - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (4):577-584.
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