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    An introduction to Mesoamerican philosophy
    Cambridge University Press. 2023.
    This book introduces the central topics of the philosophical traditions of indigenous groups of North-Central America such as the Maya and Nahua (Aztecs), and the current state of the field. It includes references to and quotes from crucial primary and secondary literature in the area.
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    "Chapter One lays out the dominant views of self, agency, and moral responsibility in early Chinese Philosophy. The reason for this is that these views inform the ways early Chinese thinkers approach mental illness, as well as the role they see it playing in self-cultivation as a whole. In this chapter I offer a view of a number of dominant conceptions of mind, body, and agency in early Chinese thought, through a number of philosophical and medical texts"--
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    The Philosophical Forum, Volume 53, Issue 1, Page 3-9, Spring 2022.
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    Transcendence and Non-Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought
    with Joshua R. Brown
    Bloomsbury. 2020.
    Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, an…Read more
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    The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong
    Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.
    This book is a study of the methodological, metaphysical, and epistemological work of the Eastern Han Dynasty period scholar Wang Chong. It presents Wang’s philosophical thought as a unique and syncretic culmination of a number of ideas developed in earlier Han and Warring States philosophy. Wang’s philosophical methodology and his theories of truth, knowledge, and will and determinism offer solutions to a number of problems in the early Chinese tradition. His views also have much to offer con…Read more
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    Focusing on early Chinese ethical and political thought across multiple schools and thinkers, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the research being done in Chinese comparative ethics and political philosophy. In addition to chapters on Chinese comparative and interpretative thought, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy brings early Chinese ethics and political philosophy into conversation with Western and Indian Philosophy, as well as West…Read more
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    Xunzi and Mimamsa on the Source and Ground of Ritual: An Analogical Argument
    Philosophy East and West 68 (3): 737-761. 2018.
    In recent years, there have been debates surrounding various aspects of the early Confucian philosopher Xunzi's view on ritual as a specific core element of his ethical thought.1 One of the main questions concerns the source of ritual. Is ritual something that humans discover in the world, or is it instead something they create? That is, does Xunzi offer a realist or a conventionalist view of ritual? The answer to this question is of great import for understanding the thought of Xunzi in general…Read more
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    This book offers an interpretation of the philosophical thought of the ancient Maya, in the classic and postclassic periods. Alexus McLeod adopts philosophical methodology, comparative philosophy, and history of philosophy to reveal and understand the ancient Maya by engaging with Maya thought as philosophy.
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    Philosophy in Eastern Han Dynasty China
    Philosophy Compass 10 (6): 355-368. 2015.
    The philosophy of the Han Dynasty, especially that of the Eastern Han , is an unjustly neglected area of scholarship on early Chinese thought. In this article, I introduce the thought of a number of important Eastern Han philosophers, with particular attention to Wang Chong, Wang Fu, Xu Gan, and Wang Su. I also explain the major features of Eastern Han thought as distinct from that of the Warring States and Western Han periods, and consider their origins in reaction to Western Han ideas and thei…Read more
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    In the World of Persons: The Personhood Debate in the Analects and Zhuangzi
    Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (4): 437-457. 2012.
    This article is an examination of a debate between Confucians and Zhuangists surrounding the notion of moral personhood as understood in the early Confucian tradition. This debate takes place across texts—most importantly in the Confucian challenge of Analects 18.5-7 and the Zhuangist response of the Renjianshi chapter of the Zhuangzi. In better understanding the disagreement between these two schools, we can come to a clearer picture of the notion of personhood at stake. The Zhuangist reaction …Read more
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    Wang Chong (Wang Ch'ung)
    In James Fieser & Bradley Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Routledge. 2011.
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    Natural Moralities – By David Wong
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (3): 491-495. 2011.
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    Understanding Asian Philosophy introduces the four major Asian traditions through their key texts and thinkers: the Analects of Confucius, the Daoist text Zhuangzi, the early Buddhist Suttas, and the Bhagavad Gita. Approached through the central issue of ethical development, this engaging introduction reveals the importance of moral self-cultivation and provides a firm grounding in the origins of Asian thought. Leading students confidently through complex texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy i…Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 567-570. 2011.
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    The debate concerning truth in Classical Chinese philosophy has for the most part avoided the possibility that pluralist theories of truth were part of the classical philosophical framework.   I argue that the Eastern Han philosopher Wang Chong (c. 25-100 CE) can be profitably read as endorsing a kind of pluralism about truth grounded in the concept of shi 實 , or “actuality”.    In my exploration of this view, I explain how it offers a different account of the truth of moral and non-moral statem…Read more
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    Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion (edited book)
    with Ram Nath Jha, Sophia Katz, Friederike Assandri, Nicholas F. Gier, Tim Connolly, Yong Huang, Livia Kohn, Wei Zhang, Joshua Capitanio, Guang Xing, Bill M. Mak, John M. Thompson, Carl Olson, and Gad C. Isay
    Lexington Books. 2013.
    Although there are various studies comparing Greek and Indian philosophy and religion, and Chinese and Western philosophy and religion, Brahman and Dao: Comparatives Studies in Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion is a first of its kind that brings together Indian and Chinese philosophies and religions. Brahman and Dao helps close the gap on a much needed examination on the rich history of Buddhist transmission to China, and the many generations of Indian Buddhist missionaries to China and…Read more
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    Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Approach
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2015.
    This book examines different views on the concept of truth in early Chinese philosophy, and considers a variety of theories of truth in Chinese and comparative thought.
  • Book Review (review)
    Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 123-126. 2011.
    Zhou, Guidian 周桂鈿, Qin and Han Philosophy 秦漢哲學 Wuhan 武漢: Wuhan Chubanshe 武漢出版社, 2006, 246 pages