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    The Oneness Hypothesis and Aesthetic Obligation
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 99 (2): 501-507. 2019.
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    Moral Cultivation: Japanese Gardens, Personal Ideals, and Ecological Citizenship
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (4): 507-518. 2018.
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    A Paradox of Vulnerability
    Res Philosophica 96 (3): 373-382. 2019.
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    Is Zhuangzi a Fictionalist?
    Philosophers' Imprint 18. 2018.
    This paper explores the possibility that Zhuangzi can be fruitfully interpreted as a fictionalist. It proceeds in four parts. Part one discusses two distinct and very general types of fictionalism—force and content—that might prove useful for an interpreter of the Zhuangzi. The former type of view would have it that the expressions in question—that is, the expressions that Zhuangzi is held to advocate using and interpreting non-literally—are not best seen as used in a way that aims at, e.g., tru…Read more
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    The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought, by IngMichael D. K.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. x + 293.
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    One challenge involved in integrating so-called ‘non-Western’ philosophies into ‘Western’ philosophical discourse concerns the fact that non-Western philosophical texts frequently differ significantly in style and approach from Western ones, especially those in contemporary analytic philosophy. But how might one bring texts that are written, for example, in a literary, non-expository style, and which do not clearly advance philosophical positions or arguments, into constructive dialogue with tho…Read more
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    A Critical Introduction to Fictionalism
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 99 (2): 419-419. 2021.
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    This paper explores a few of the ways that the Zhuang-Zi can inform contemporary analytic epistemology. I begin, in section 1, by briefly outlining and summarizing the case for my fictionalist interpretation of the text. In section 2, I discuss how the Zhuang-Zi can be brought into productive dialogue with the question of how we should respond to skeptical arguments. Specifically, I argue that the Zhuang-Zi can be reasonably interpreted as exemplifying an approach that is different from dominant…Read more
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    Apophatic Language, the Aesthetic, and the Sensus Divinitatis
    Journal of Analytic Theology 8 (1): 100-119. 2020.
    Across a variety of religious and philosophical traditions, it is common to think that it is possible that God defies all description. This presents a problem, however, as the claim that God defies all description itself appears to describe God. Drawing on multiple religious and philosophical traditions, this paper proposes an addition to the pragmatic stock of approaches to this problem. The proposal is that apophatic utterances are best interpreted—at least in the first instance—as invitations…Read more