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    Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2004 - Open Court.
    The book also sheds new light on many important allegories by showing how modern translations often conceal the wit and humor of the Chinese original.
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  2. The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2009 - Columbia University Press.
    Justice, equality, and righteousness—these are some of our greatest moral convictions. Yet in times of social conflict, morals can become rigid, making religious war, ethnic cleansing, and political purges possible. Morality, therefore, can be viewed as pathology-a rhetorical, psychological, and social tool that is used and abused as a weapon. An expert on Eastern philosophies and social systems theory, Hans-Georg Moeller questions the perceived goodness of morality and those who claim morality is inherently positive. Critiquing the ethical "fanaticism" of (...)
     
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    The Philosophy of the Daodejing.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2006 - Columbia University Press.
    He explores the recurring images and ideas that shape the work and offers a variety of useful approaches to understanding and appreciating this canonical text.
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    Hundun's Mistake: Satire and Sanity in the Zhuangzi.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (3):783-800.
    The narrative of the Death of Emperor Hundun 混沌, who finally perishes from the seventh hole that his two fellow Emperors have drilled into his formless body to do him the favor of supplying him with a face, famously concludes the seven Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi 莊子.1 Perhaps the sudden demise of the story’s protagonist is meant to signal paradoxically to the reader that he or she, too, has, unwittingly, now come to an end and reached a stage of (...)
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    The Radical Luhmann.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2011 - Columbia University Press.
    In The Radical Luhmann, Moeller focuses on Luhmann's paradigm shift from philosophy to theory, which introduced new perspectives on the contemporary world.
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    Review of Hans-Georg Moeller, The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality[REVIEW]Michael R. Slater - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (2).
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    Symposium: Does Cross-Cultural Philosophy Stand in Need of a Hermeneutic Expansion?Douglas L. Berger, Hans-Georg Moeller, A. Raghuramaraju & Paul A. Roth - 2017 - Journal of World Philosophies 2 (1).
    Does cross-cultural philosophy stand in need of a hermeneutical expansion? In engaging with this question, the symposium focuses upon methodological issues salient to cross-cultural inquiry. Douglas L. Berger lays out the ground for the debate by arguing for a methodological approach, which is able to rectify the discipline’s colonial legacies and bridge the hermeneutical distance with its objects of study. From their own perspectives, Hans-Georg Moeller, Paul Roth and A. Raghuramaraju analyze whether such a processual and hermeneutically-sensitive approach can (...)
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    On Second-Order Observation and Genuine Pretending: Coming to Terms with Society.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 143 (1):28-43.
    This paper discusses the meaning of the concept of ‘second-order observation’ used by Niklas Luhmann. Luhmann identifies second-order observation as a defining characteristic of modern world society. According to Luhmann, all social systems construct a social reality on the basis of the observation of observations. Rating agencies in the economy or the peer-review process in the academic system are examples of social mechanisms manifesting second-order observation. Social media also represent organized second-order observation. The paper suggests that in a society based (...)
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  9. On Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller & Leo Stan - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (1):130 - 135.
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    Daoist Criticisms of Confucian Sacrificial Rites.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2012 - Sophia 51 (2):283-292.
    Various passages in the Laozi and the Zhuangzi, the two most important texts of “philosophical Daoism,” critically mock Confucian sacrificial rites. Perhaps the best known of these criticisms refers to a practice involving straw dogs. This article will attempt to expose the philosophical dimensions of these passages that show, in my reading, how Daoist philosophy looks at such sacrificial rituals as a sort of evidence of the Confucian misconceptions of time, of death and life, and of cosmic and social order.
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    Zhuangzi: Thinking Through the Inner Chapters by Wang Bo.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2016 - Philosophy East and West 66 (3):1040-1043.
    Wang Bo’s Zhuangzi: Thinking Through the Inner Chapters is the first title of a new book series on “Contemporary Chinese Scholarship in Daoist Studies” by Three Pines Press, an independent U.S. publisher of academic literature on Daoism and scholarly translations of Daoist texts. It is also part of a larger current wave of translations of contemporary philosophical works by Chinese authors into English. In this new development, as in the case of Wang’s book, a publication is often sponsored by private (...)
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    New Confucianism and the Semantics of Individuality. A Luhmannian Analysis.Hans‐Georg Moeller - 2004 - Asian Philosophy 14 (1):25 – 39.
    This article discusses New Confucian views on individuality and related philosophical problems. Special emphasis is given to the position of Tu Wei-Ming, a foremost living New Confucian thinker. It is pointed out that many New Confucian philosophers share a vision of a Confucian 'ideal' individuality or selfhood based on social integration - as opposed to a Western type of individuality sometimes portrayed as an individuality by isolation. These patterns of individuality are further examined on the basis of Niklas Luhmann's historical (...)
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    The Old Master. A Syncretic Reading of the Laozi From Mawangdui Text A Onward. By Hongkyung Kim. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. Vii, 310 Pp. Hardback, ISBN‐10: 1438440111, ISBN‐13: 978‐1438440118.).Hans-Georg Moeller - 2013 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 40 (1):205-208.
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    No Child Left Behind? A Daoist Critique of Some Humanist Ideals of Education.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2006 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33 (4):517–528.
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    Knowledge as Addiction: A Comparative Analysis.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2007 - Kritike 1 (2):1-10.
    "All men by nature desire to know"-this is the famous first sentence of Aristotle's Metaphysics. It is interesting to note how knowledge, at least since Aristotle, could be understood as a desire, as a mental craving, so to speak. When understood as a desire, knowledge necessarily goes along with a certain absence, a lack. Those who crave for knowledge are not yet fully in its possession, they are still on the search.
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    Before and After Representation.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2003 - Semiotica 2003 (143).
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  17. Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies: Proceedings of the Académie du Midi.Hans-Georg Moeller & Günter Wohlfart (eds.) - 2010 - Verlag Karl Alber.
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    Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey Ed. By Hans-Georg Moeller, Andrew K. Whitehead.Sarah Mattice - 2015 - Philosophy East and West 65 (3):988-991.
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    Incongruent Names: A Theme in the History of Chinese Philosophy.Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Hans-Rudolf Kantor & Hans-Georg Moeller - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):305-330.
    This essay is meant to shed light on a discourse that spans centuries and includes different voices. To be aware of such trans-textual resonances can add a level of historical understanding to the reading of philosophical texts. Specifically, we intend to demonstrate how the notion of the ineffable Dao 道, prominently expressed in the Daodejing 道德經, informs a long discourse on incongruent names in distinction to a mainstream paradigm that demands congruity between names and what they designate. Thereby, we trace (...)
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    Moeller, Hans-Georg, The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality: New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, 212 Pages.Brook Ziporyn - 2010 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (4):481-485.
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    The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality by Hans-Georg Moeller.Wayne Alt - 2015 - Philosophy East and West 65 (1):331-341.
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    The Philosophy of the Daodejing – by Hans-Georg Moeller.Erica Brindley - 2008 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 35 (1):185–188.
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    Book Reviews and Response. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller, Chen Derong, Lin Ma, Jay Goulding, Travis Smith, Zong Desheng, Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, Huaiyu Henry Wang, Huang Yong & Ellen Zhang - 2005 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (1):173-206.
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  24. 'Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses.Hans-Georg Moeller & Andrew Whitehead (eds.) - forthcoming - Bloomsbury.
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    A Response to Philip J. Ivanhoe’s Review.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2007 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 6 (4):447-448.
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    A Short Response to Edward Slingerland.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (4):535-536.
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  27. Book Review. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller - 2009 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8:97-100.
     
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    Book Reviews and Response.Hans-Georg Moeller, Chen Derong, Ma Lin & Jay Goulding - 2005 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (1):173-206.
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    Chapter Eight. Universal Values or Cultural Relativity: A Pointless Question.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2014 - In Ming Xie (ed.), The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics. University of Toronto Press. pp. 156-164.
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    China-West Interculture: Toward the Philosophy of World Integration. Essays on Wu Kuang-Ming’s Thinking. Edited by Jay Goulding.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2010 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (2):333-336.
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    China‐West Interculture: Toward the Philosophy of World Integration. Essays on Wu Kuang‐Ming's Thinking – Edited by Jay Goulding.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2010 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (2):333-336.
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    Chandler, Marthe, and Ronnie Littlejohn, Ed., Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont Jr.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2009 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (1):97-100.
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    Knowledge as Addiction : A Comparative Analysis.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2009 - In M. T. Stepani͡ant͡s (ed.), Journal of Human Values. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. pp. 1-10.
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  34. Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey.Hans-Georg Moeller & Andrew K. Whitehead (eds.) - 2014
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    Littlejohn, Ronnie, and Jeffrey Dippmann, Ed., Riding the Wind With Liezi. New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic: Albany: SUNY Press, 2011, Vii+264 Pages.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3):405-408.
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    Liezi’s Retirement: A Parody of a Didactic Tale in the Zhuangzi.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2016 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (3):379-392.
    The seventh chapter of the Zhuangzi 莊子 contains a narrative about Liezi 列子, his teacher Huzi 壺子, and a physiognomist named Jixian 季咸. Traditionally, the story has been read as a didactic tale about how to become a true Daoist sage or as an illustration of attaining spiritual perfection. This essay will argue for an alternative reading of the story as a humorous parody about failed sages, and, at the same time, as an illustration of the benefits of a playful (...)
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    Presence, Representation, and Significance: An Analysis of Semiotic Structures and Corresponding Conceptions of Nature and Culture.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2007 - American Journal of Semiotics 23 (1/4):243-252.
    This article introduces a semiotic methodology that can be applied in Comparative Philosophy as an alternative to still dominating content-based methods. Isuggest distinguishing between three semiotic structures that operate on the basis of different relations between the signifier and the signified. These are the structures of “presence”, “representation”, and “significance”. I argue that ancient Chinese philosophy tends to employ the first structure whereas traditional Western philosophy tends toward the second. Postmodern philosophy, however, gives preference to the third one. In accordance (...)
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    Rosemont Jr., Henry, Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2016 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (3):483-488.
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    Review of Vital Nourishment: Departing From Happiness, by François Jullien. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller - 2010 - Philosophy East and West 60 (3):437-440.
    When asked by students taking Chinese Philosophy classes with me what I can recommend as reading material, I usually say, among other things, anything written by François Jullien. Thankfully, with Vital Nourishment: Departing from Happiness, there is now a new title available in English translation to add to this list. As with the works of most philosophically inclined writers whom I like, this book by Jullien does not really say much that has not already been said by him, at least (...)
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    Review: On Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller & Leo Stan - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (1):130 - 135.
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    Review: Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 101 (1):132-133.
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    13. Rambling Without Destination On Daoist “ You-Ing” in the World.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2017 - In Roger T. Ames & Takahiro Nakajima (eds.), Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 248-260.
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    Sincerity, Authenticity and Profilicity: Notes on the Problem, a Vocabulary and a History of Identity.Hans-Georg Moeller & Paul J. D’Ambrosio - 2019 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (5):575-596.
    This essay attempts to provide a preliminary outline of a theory of identity. The first section addresses what the sociologist Niklas Luhmann has called ‘the problem of identity’, or, in other words, the mind–society problem: In how far can the internal self and the external persona be integrated into a unit? The second section of the essay briefly defines a basic vocabulary of a theory of identity. ‘Identity’ is understood as the existentially necessary formation of a coherence between the ‘self’, (...)
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  44. The Chinese Theory of Forms and Names (Xingming Zhi Xue) and its Relation to a Philosophy of Signs.Hans-Georg Moeller - 1997 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 24 (2):179-190.
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    The King's Slaughterer—or, The Royal Way of Nourishing Life.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2020 - Philosophy East and West 70 (1):155-173.
    The story of “Cook Ding” —who actually acts not so much as a cook, but as a butcher at a ruler’s court—has gained almost iconic status as, one might say, the mother of all knack stories in the Zhuangzi 莊子. It has become one of the most widely known narratives of the text, both in and outside the Chinese cultural world, and in both past and contemporary times. The story, and its protagonist, have thereby come to represent a standard conception (...)
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    Ziporyn, Brook, the Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang.Paul D’Ambrosio & Hans-Georg Moeller - 2007 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 6 (4):437-440.
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    Political New Sincerity and Profilicity.Paul J. D’Ambrosio & Hans-Georg Moeller - 2021 - Philosophy Today 65 (1):105-123.
    The past few years have seen a dramatic backlash against identity politics from academics such as Michael Sandel, Kwame Appiah, Mark Lilla, and Francis Fukuyama. In the vocabulary of identity conceptions, we can classify this as a reaction to a growing dissatisfaction with the perceived hollowness and ineffectiveness of “authenticity” that calls for a return to “sincerity”—or a “Political New Sincerity.” We argue that a third identity paradigm is in play as well, namely “profilicity.” This profile-based approach to understanding oneself, (...)
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    Reflections on Incongruent Names, Including the Name “Best Essay,” in Response to Respondents.Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Hans-Rudolf Kantor & Hans-Georg Moeller - 2020 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 19 (4):645-655.
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    Metaphysical Foundations of Knowledge and Ethics in Chinese and European Philosophy.Guo Yi, Chung-Ying Cheng, Asuman Lätzer-Lasar, Hans-Georg Moeller, Arran Gare, Sasa Josifovic, Paul Cobben, Günter Zöller, Christian Krijnen, Tilman Borsche, Ralph Weber & Richard N. Stichler (eds.) - 2013 - Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.
    In the history of Chinese and European philosophy, metaphysics has played an outstanding role: it is a theoretical framework which provides the basis for a philosophical understanding of the world and the self. A theory of the self is well integrated in a metaphysical understanding of the totality of nature as a dynamic process of continuous changes. According to this view, the purpose of existence can be conceived of as the development and realization of the full potential given to the (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Zain Ali, Max Charlesworth, Hans-Georg Moeller, Christopher W. Gowans, Shalom Goldman, Dmitry A. Olshansky, Sor-Hoon Tan & Patrick Hutchings - 2005 - Sophia 44 (2):71-87.
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