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    The Rhetoric Of Context.Jung H. Lee - 2013 - Journal of Religious Ethics 41 (4):555-584.
    This paper presents a critical appraisal of the recent turn in comparative religious ethics to virtue theory; it argues that the specific aspirations of virtue ethicists to make ethics more contextual, interdisciplinary, and practice-centered has in large measure failed to match the rhetoric. I suggest that the focus on the category of the human and practices associated with self-formation along with a methodology grounded in “analogical imagination” has actually poeticized the subject matter into highly abstract textual studies on normative voices (...)
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    The Rhetoric Of Context.Jung H. Lee - 2013 - Journal of Religious Ethics 41 (4):555-584.
    This paper presents a critical appraisal of the recent turn in comparative religious ethics to virtue theory; it argues that the specific aspirations of virtue ethicists to make ethics more contextual, interdisciplinary, and practice-centered has in large measure failed to match the rhetoric. I suggest that the focus on the category of the human and practices associated with self-formation along with a methodology grounded in “analogical imagination” has actually poeticized the subject matter into highly abstract textual studies on normative voices (...)
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  3. What is it like to be a butterfly? A philosophical interpretation of zhuangzi's butterfly dream.Jung H. Lee - 2007 - Asian Philosophy 17 (2):185 – 202.
    This paper attempts to recast Zhuangzi's Butterfly Dream within the larger normative context of the 'Inner Chapters' and early Daoism in terms of its moral significance, particularly in the way that it prescribes how a Daoist should live through the 'significant symbol' of the butterfly. This normative reading of the passage will be contrasted with two recent interpretations of the passage - one by Robert Allinson and the other by Harold Roth - that tend to focus more on the epistemological (...)
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    Introduction.Jung H. Lee - 2019 - Journal of Religious Ethics 47 (4):754-758.
    The contributors to this reflection on the field consider the legacy of Christian ethics in comparative religious ethics (CRE), particularly in regard to whether the latter has escaped the parochialism and hegemony of the former, whether the legacy is simply vicious or whether it can be virtuous, and the specific ways in which the former has influenced the discipline of CRE in regard to methods and themes. Beyond these methodological questions, the contributors also speak to the historical development of Christian (...)
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    An Ethics of Propriety: Ritual, Roles, and Dependence in Early Confucianism.Jung H. Lee - 2013 - Asian Philosophy 23 (2):153-165.
    This study examines the normative foundations of early Confucian ethics and suggests that rather than attempting to understand Confucian ethics in the language of ‘morality’ a more productive way would be to appreciate Confucianism as an ethics of propriety that can be articulated in terms of social roles, ritual decorum, and relational dependence. I argue that Western notions of ‘morality’ betray a thicker, more culturally loaded concept that possesses a limited utility in regard to comparative study. We can appeal to (...)
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    Ethics After Comparative Religious Ethics: Rereading Little and Twiss in a Pragmatic Light.Jung H. Lee - 2024 - Journal of Religious Ethics 52 (1):71-94.
    This paper presents a rereading of David Little and Sumner Twiss's Comparative Religious Ethics in the context of its initial reception and legacy within the field of religious ethics and argues that we can read it more charitably as a piece of pragmatism rather than as a work of formalism or semi-formalism. If one does not read Little and Twiss as committed positivists concerned with realizing a specific research program associated with the “twilight of logical empiricism,” then their theoretical and (...)
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    Preserving One’s Nature: Primitivist Daoism and Human Rights.Jung H. Lee - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (4):597-612.
  8. Problems of religious pluralism: A zen critique of John Hick's ontological monomorphism.Jung H. Lee - 1998 - Philosophy East and West 48 (3):453-477.
    John Hick's "pluralistic hypothesis" of religion essays a comprehensive vision of religious diversity and its attendant soteriological, epistemological, and ontological implications. At the heart of Hick's proposal is the belief in the transcendental unity and soteriological identity of all religions. While coherent and compelling, Hick's model militates against those traditions that do not possess an ultimate noumenal referent that undergirds the phenomenal responses of culturally conditioned traditions. One of those traditions, namely Sōtō Zen Buddhism, at once defies Hick's categories and (...)
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    The ethical foundations of early Daoism: Zhuangzi's unique moral vision.Jung H. Lee - 2014 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Introduction -- Daoism and "morality" -- Hearing the silent harmony: revisioning ethics in the Zhuangzi -- Travellers on the way: friendship in the Zhuangzi -- The preservation of the Way: rights, community, and social ethics in the Zhuangzi -- The great returning: death and transformation in the Zhuangzi -- Inwardly a sage, outwardly a king: the Way as ruler.
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    Disputers of the Tao: Putnam and Chuang-Tzu on meaning, truth, and reality.Jung H. Lee - 1998 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 25 (4):447-470.
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    Carr, Karen L., and Philip J. Ivanhoe, The Sense of Antirationalism: The Religious Thought of Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard: Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2010, xix+218 pages.Jung H. Lee - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (2):245-249.
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    Comparative Religious Ethics and the Politics of Christian Identity.Jung H. Lee - 2019 - Journal of Religious Ethics 47 (4):781-788.
    I present a brief historical narrative of the legacy of Christian ethics in comparative religious ethics (CRE) that attempts to make sense of the tensions within the field from the perspective of the politics of identity with reference to its changing content and practices—its internal history—and what might be called the background conditions—its external history—that shaped not only the content and methods of CRE but also its self‐understanding. Given the politics of Christian identity and the historical development of religious ethics (...)
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    Reply to Carr and Ivanhoe.Jung H. Lee - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (2):253-254.
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  14. The moral power of Jim: A mencian reading of huckleberry Finn.Jung H. Lee - 2009 - Asian Philosophy 19 (2):101 – 118.
    This paper examines the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the light of the early Confucian thinker Mencius, arguing in essence that Mencian theories of moral development and self-cultivation can help us to recover the moral significance of Twain's novel. Although 'ethical criticisms' of Huckleberry Finn share a long history, I argue that most interpretations have failed to appreciate the moral significance of Jim, either by focusing on the moral arc of Huck in isolation or by casting Jim in one-dimensional terms (...)
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    The way of poetic influence: Revisioning the "syncretist chapters" of the zhuangzi.Jung H. Lee - 2008 - Philosophy East and West 58 (4):pp. 552-571.
    This essay examines the intra-poetic relationship between the "Inner Chapters" and the "Syncretist Chapters" of the Zhuangzi , exploring the affinities and tensions between the two competing works by analyzing not only how the Syncretist authors deliberately displace and recast the precursor poem by engaging in an act of creative revisionism, but also how the "Syncretist Chapters" unconsciously reveal a hidden debt to the "Inner Chapters," especially in regard to the practices of inner cultivation and a cosmology of the Dao. (...)
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    Review of Yong Huang (ed.), Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism: With Responses by Richard Rorty[REVIEW]Jung H. Lee - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
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    Van Norden, Bryan W. (tr.), Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries. [REVIEW]Jung H. Lee - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3):409-413.
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