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    Historical Identity in the Shangshu
    with Ning Yi
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy 40 (1): 185-194. 2013.
    The Zhoushu 《周書》 section of the Shangshu 《尚書》, reflecting on the dynastic changes from Xia to Shang and from Shang to Zhou, understands “heavenly mandate” as the common element that brings about all changes within a historical continuum. For Zhoushu, it is “heavenly mandate” that makes historical continuity possible. Furthermore, “heavenly mandate” is understood to manifest itself with the hopes of the common people and to be realized by the freewill of the king. Thus historical changes can be a…Read more
  • Cong Han Cai Dao He Hun: Riben Guo Xue Si Xiang de Xing Cheng Yu Fa Zhan
    Lian Jing Chu Ban Shi Ye Gu Fen You Xian Gong Si. 2013.
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    Architecture culture is the synthesis of material possession and spiritual wealth, created by human society history development and reflects historic continuity and nationality character. This paper has a comprehensive comparison analysis on distinctions of originality, architecture characteristic, developing logic, art forms, and intention between China and Western Countries exhibited on architectural culture, including three parts: ancient period, current period, and future development. Throug…Read more
  • Chuan Tong Wen Hua Yu Dao de Jian She (edited book)
    with Youxue Li
    Guizhou Min Zu Chu Ban She. 2004.
  • Zhongguo Lun Li Xue 60 Nian (edited book)
    Shanghai Ren Min Chu Ban She. 2009.
  • Xin'an Yi Xue Xue Shu Si Xiang Jing Hua (edited book)
    with Xuegong Chen
    Zhongguo Zhong Yi Yao Chu Ban She. 2009.
  • Wang Xue Zhi Guang (edited book)
    with Pinglüe Zhao
    Xi Nan Jiao Tong da Xue Chu Ban She. 2010.
  • Wang Yangming Yu Yangming Wen Hua (edited book)
    with Pinglue Zhao
    Zhonghua Shu Ju. 2011.
  • Makesi Zhu Yi Zhe Xue Zhongguo Hua Yu Dang Dai Zhongguo Zhe Xue Jian She = (edited book)
    with Hui Sun
    She Hui Ke Xue Wen Xian Chu Ban She. 2011.
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    Vision-Centrality and the Reflexive-Identity of External Object
    with Zhai Zhenming
    Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (1). 2008.
    The correspondence of a sensory object to the category of a descriptive statement requires a reflexive-identity of the object, and such a reflexive-identity is primarily based on the cognition of spatiality. Spatiality is, however, constituted through visual perception. There are only two occasions on which definitive reflexive-identity is exemplified: the infinitesimal point and the infinite "One," and others are just human stipulations that meet pragmatic needs of rough identification of thing…Read more
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    As a unique method of philosophical argument, performative contradiction attracted general attention after the change in direction of pragmatics in the twentieth century. Hintikka used this method to conduct an in-depth analysis of Descartes' proposition "I think, therefore I am," providing a proof which is a model in the philosophical history; Apel absorbed performative contradiction into his own framework of a priori pragmatics; and Habermas introduced it into the theory of formal pragmatics a…Read more
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    The Misfortune of Intellectuals
    Contemporary Chinese Thought 29 (2): 86-94. 1997.
    Chaucer tells this story: A knight commits a serious crime and the king hands him over to the queen for disposal, whereupon the queen orders him to answer one question: What is a woman's greatest wish? The knight is unable to answer the question then and there, so the queen gives him a time limit. If he cannot answer the question in that time, his head will be chopped off. So the knight journeys far and wide to find the answer. Eventually he finds it and saves his own head. There would be no sto…Read more
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    Should Chinese Intellectuals Abandon the Style of Medieval Times?
    Contemporary Chinese Thought 29 (2): 63-71. 1997.
    To this day I still do not know exactly what sort of people are to be regarded as intellectuals, and what sort of people are not. When I was being re-educated in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution, a military representative once told me that I was a "petty bourgeois intellectual." I was only seventeen at the time, had received six years of primary school education, and was barely literate, so I felt I did not deserve to be called an intellectual. By the way, I also felt I did not des…Read more
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    A Variant of Thomason's First-Order Logic CF Based on Situations
    with Peter Mott
    Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 39 (1): 74-93. 1998.
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    Reference point-dependent tradeoffs in intertemporal decision making
    with Jeffrey S. Simons
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5): 663-664. 2005.
    We agree with Ainslie's general approach to intertemporal choices and self-control. However, we argue that a concept of “will” is superfluous in explaining tradeoffs between SS (smaller and sooner) and LL (larger and later) rewards in a framework of temporal goal setting and goal aggregation. We provide an alternative framework of reference point-dependent tradeoffs between SS and LL options.