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 anger, acceptance, and detachment. Work on this volume commenced in 2007, and the methodological approach it presents will become the basis for a comprehensive treatment of central themes in Confucian moral psychology in volumes 4 and 5. 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”.
“Ethical Practice and Ethical Practitioners” (in progress)
“Intellectual Commentators and Ethical Practitioners – Response to Commentators,” forthcoming in Australasian Philosophical Review
♦“The Primacy of Practice and the Centrality of Outlook,” in Panayiota Vassilopoulou & Daniel Whistler eds. Thought: A Philosophical History, London & New York: Routledge (2021): 21-35
♦ “Studying Confucian Ethics from the Inside Out,” Dao 15:4 (Dec 2016): 511-532.
♦ “Methodological Reflections on the Study of Chinese Thought,” in Tan, Sor-hoon, ed. Bloomsbury Research Handbook on Methodology in Chinese Philosophy (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016): 57-74.
♦ “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.
Anger, Acceptance, Detachment
“Resentment and Acceptance” (in progress).
“Readiness to Forgive is Not a Virtue,” forthcoming in Lara Buchak & Dean Zimmerman (eds.) The Norton Introduction to Philosophy of Religion.
“Anger, Compassion, and the Distinction between First and Third Person,” forthcoming in Australasian Philosophical Review.
“Intellectual Commentators and Ethical Practitioners – Response to Commentators,” forthcoming in Australasian Philosophical Review.
♦ “Ming and Acceptance,” forthcoming in Xiao, Yang ed. Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Mencius (Springer).
♦ “Le in the Analects,” in Goldin, Paul R., ed., A Concise Companion to Confucius (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017): 133-147.
♦ “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
♦ “Confucian Learning and Liberal Education,” Journal of East-West Thought 6:2 (June 2016): 5-21.
“Contextualizing Early Confucian Discourse: Comments on David B. Wong,” Dao 14:2 (June 2015).