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    John Dewey and the Virtue of Cook Ding’s Dao.James Behuniak - 2010 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (2):161-174.
    Certain discussions about “relativism” in the philosophy of Zhuangzi turn on the question of the morality of his dao 道. Some commentators, most notably Robert Eno, maintain that there is no ethical value whatsoever to Zhuangzi’s dao as presented in the Cook Ding episode and other “knack passages.” In this essay, it is argued that there is indeed a moral dimension to Cook Ding’s dao. One way to recognize it is to explore the similarity between that dao and John Dewey’s (...)
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  2. Mencius on Becoming Human.James Behuniak - 2002 - Dissertation, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    This dissertation reinterprets the notion commonly translated as "human nature" (renxing in the Mencius by appealing to philosophical assumptions common to Warring States thought. Taking advantage of recently unearthed archeological finds from the Mencian school, the argument is made that renxing in the Mencius is most adequately understood as a dynamic disposition shaped by cultural and historical conditions, not as an a-historical "nature" common to all humans at all times. The notion of "becoming human" in the Mencius that results from (...)
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    Naturalizing Mencius.James Behuniak Jr - 2011 - Philosophy East and West 61 (3):492-515.
    In a recent paper titled “Mencius and an Ethics of the New Century,” Donald J. Munro argues that recent theories in the evolutionary sciences regarding the biological basis of altruism and infant bonding might lend credence to Mencius’ philosophy of human nature.1 Such theories, says Munro, support Mencius’ contention that certain moral concepts derive from something that is inborn. What such naturalistic theories do not address, however, is whether or not these moral concepts are also “founded on something transcendental,” and (...)
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    Hitting the Mark: Archery and Ethics in Early Confucianism.James Behuniak Jr - 2010 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (4):588-604.
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    "Embracing the One" in the Daodejing.James Behuniak Jr - 2009 - Philosophy East and West 59 (3):pp. 364-381.
    "Embracing the One" (baoyi 抱—) and "holding to the One" (zhiyi 孰—) are phrases that appear in different versions of the Daodejing. This essay argues that, in a specific philosophical context, these two phrases represent competing philosophical attitudes that stem from opposing cosmological visions. The recently unearthed "Great One Produces the Waters" (Taiyishengshui ) assists in the reconstruction of this philosophical context, as does a re-reading of the "One" in the famous generative sequence of chapter 42 of the Daodejing. Ultimately, (...)
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    Disposition and Aspiration in the Mencius and Zhuangzi.James Behuniak Jr - 2002 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 29 (1):65–79.
  7. Book Review. [REVIEW]James Behuniak - 2010 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9:249-252.
     
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    Cua, A. S. Moral Vision and Tradition: Essays in Chinese Ethics.James Behuniak - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (1):129-131.
  9. Li in East Asian Buddhism: One Approach From Plato's Parmenides.James Behuniak - 2009 - Asian Philosophy 19 (1):31 – 49.
    In Plato's Parmenides , Socrates proposes a 'Day' analogy to express one possible model of part/whole relations. His analogy is swiftly rejected and replaced with another analogy, that of the 'Sail'. In this paper, it is argued that there is a profound difference between these two analogies and that the 'Day' represents a distinct way to think about part/whole relations. This way of thinking, I argue, is the standard way of thinking in East Asian Buddhism. Plato's 'Day' analogy can then (...)
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    Moral Vision and Tradition: Essays in Chinese Ethics Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, Vol. 31. [REVIEW]James Behuniak - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (1):129-130.
    Those familiar with A. S. Cua’s distinguished career as writer and philosopher should already anticipate the virtues displayed in this collection. Cua has a unique style of treating issues in Chinese ethics. His approach is primarily analytic, attending carefully to the conceptual and dialectical aspects of Chinese ethical thought. He is, above all, enormously sensitive to the specific contexts in which terminology is used.
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  11. Mengzi Xin Xing Zhi Xue.James Behuniak & Roger T. Ames (eds.) - 2005 - She Hui Ke Xue Wen Xian Chu Ban She.
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    Nivison and the "Problem" in Xunzi's Ethics.James Behuniak - 2000 - Philosophy East and West 50 (1):97-110.
    David Nivison has argued that there is a problem in Xunzi's ethical thinking resulting from a tension between the "deontological" and "consequentialist" tendencies in his thought. Here it is argued that the problem Nivison locates in Xunzi is not so severe once it is recognized that being human, according to Xunzi, has more to do with being social, recognizing distinctions, and assuming roles than with having an open, unfilled "sense of duty." The famous "ladder" passage in the Xunzi (9.16a) is (...)
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  13. Pragmatism and Dao-Practice in Zhuangzi.James Behuniak - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 8:15-19.
    The theme of this world conference, “Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life,” evokes some of the central ideas in the works of the Chinese philosopher, Zhuangzi and the American pragmatic philosopher, John Dewey. As different as these two thinkers are, each regarded a particular mode of philosophical inquiry to be detrimental to the process of living, and in its place, each recommended a more natural and sustainable method of philosophy, one consistent with life-processes and responsive to the demands of (...)
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    Reply to David Nivison.James Behuniak - 2000 - Philosophy East and West 50 (1):116-118.
  15. 16. Two Challenges to Market Daoism.James Behuniak Jr - 2015 - In Roger T. Ames Peter D. Hershock (ed.), Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 283-295.
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  16. The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World – By Owen Flanagan.James Behuniak - 2011 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (2):323-327.
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    Wen, Haiming, Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World.James Behuniak - 2010 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (2):249-252.
  18. Process Thought and Chinese Philosophy.John B. Cobb, Joseph Grange, William Hasker, Dirck Vorenkamp, Gu Linyu, James Behuniak, Yih-Hsien Yu, John Berthrong & Catherine Keller - 2005 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (2):159-296.
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    "Symbolic Reference" and Prognostication in the Yijing.James Behuniak - 2005 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (2):223–237.
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    Ethical Issues for the Twenty-First Century. Special Supplement of Journal of Philosophical Research. By Frederick Adams. Charlottesville: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2005. Pp. 408. The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy. By Peter Adamson and Richard. [REVIEW]C. Taylor & James Behuniak Jr - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (2).
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