This volume provides a discussion of a methodological approach that proceeds in three stages – textual analysis, articulation, and philosophical construction. It illustrates this methodological approach with a discussion of the ethical attribute yi 義 and of related topics such as acceptance, anger, and equanimity. A number of papers have been written since 2007 as part of the preparation for this volume, and it is anticipated that the complete book manuscript will be finished by late 2018. The methodological approach developed in this volume will become the basis for a more comprehensive treatment of central themes in Confucian moral psychology in future volumes. The following are papers written as part of the work on this volume as well as other papers relevant to the volume; those marked with ♦ can be viewed under “Online Papers”.
“Studying Confucian Ethics from the Inside Out,” (in progress).
“Methodological Reflections on the Study of Chinese Thought,” forthcoming in Tan, Sor-hoon, ed. Bloomsbury Research Handbook on Methodology in Chinese Philosophy (Bloomsbury Publishing).
♦ “Nivison and the Philosophical Study of Confucian Thought,” Early China 38 (2015), 41-53.
♦ “On Jing 敬: Thinking Through Tang Junyi on Chinese Culture in Diaspora,” in Chinese Studies (漢學研究) 31:2 (June 2013), 35-61.
♦ “The Philosophical Study of Chinese Thought,” in News and Views: The Journal of the International Academy for Philosophy, 3:1-2 (2011). Reprinted in Journal of East-West Thought, 1:2 (March, 2012), 25-37.
♦ “Studying Confucian and Comparative Ethics: Methodological Reflections,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 36:3 (September 2009), 455-478.
Ethical Self-Commitment, Anger, Purity, Equanimity
“Ethics Without Forgiveness,” (tentative title), in progress.
“Le in the Analects,” forthcoming in Goldin, Paul R., ed., A Companion to Confucius (Wiley-Blackwell).
“Ming and Acceptance,” forthcoming in Xiao, Yang ed. Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Mencius (Springer).
♦ “On Anger – An Essay in Confucian Moral Psychology,” David Jones & He Jinli, eds., Rethinking Zhu Xi: Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity (State University of New York Press, 2015).
♦ “Ethical Self-Commitment and Ethical Self-Indulgence,” in Brian Bruya, ed., Philosophical Challenge from China, (MIT Press, 2015).
♦ “Resentment and Forgiveness in Confucian Thought,” Journal of East-West Thought 4:4 (December 2014).
♦ “On Reflective Equanimity: A Confucian Perspective,” in Li Chenyang & Ni Peimin, eds., Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character: Engaging Joel J. Kupperman (State University of New York Press, 2014).
♦ “Purity, Moral Trials, and Equanimity,” Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, New Series, vol. 40, no. 2 (June 2010).
Other Relevant Papers
“Contextualizing Early Confucian Discourse: Comments on David B. Wong,” Dao 14:2 (June 2015).
♦ “Early Confucian Moral Psychology,” in Vincent Shen, ed., Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy (Springer, 2013).
“Concept of the Person in Early Confucian Thought,” David B. Wong & Kwong-loi Shun, ed., Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
“Self and Self-Cultivation in Early Confucian Thought,” Bo Mou, ed., Two Roads to Wisdom? Chinese and Analytic Philosophical Traditions (Open Court, 2001).
“Ideal Motivations and Reflective Understanding,” American Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 33 (1996).