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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 Western (...)
     
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  3. On Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller & Leo Stan - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (1):130 - 135.
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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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    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 indeed (...)
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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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    Daoist Criticisms of Confucian Sacrificial Rites.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2012 - Sophia 51 (2):283-292.
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    The King’s Slaughterer: Or: The Royal Way of Nourishing Life.Hans-Georg Moeller - forthcoming - Philosophy East and West.
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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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    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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    Sincerity, Authenticity and Profilicity: Notes on the Problem, a Vocabulary and a History of Identity.Hans-Georg Moeller & Paul J. D’Ambrosio - 2018 - 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    On Second-Order Observation and Genuine Pretending.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 143 (1):28-43.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Short Response to Edward Slingerland.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (4):535-536.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Littlejohn, Ronnie, and Jeffrey Dippmann, Ed., Riding the Wind With Liezi. New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3):405-408.
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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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    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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    Review: On Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller & Leo Stan - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (1):130 - 135.
  34. 'Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses.Hans-Georg Moeller & Andrew Whitehead (eds.) - forthcoming - Bloomsbury.
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  35. Book Review. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller - 2009 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8:97-100.
     
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  36. 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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  37. 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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    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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