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    Ideal Interpretation: The Theories of Zhu Xi and Ronald Dworkin
    with A. P.
    Philosophy East and West 60 (1): 88-114. 2010.
    Ideal interpretation is understanding a text in the best possible way. It is usually used when the text has a canonical status, such as the Bible or the U.S. Constitution. We argue that Zhu Xi’s view about interpreting the Four Books and Ronald Dworkin’s view about constitutional interpretation are examples of ideal interpretation and that their basic principles are similar. Each holds, roughly, that their target text contains moral truth; that the author’s mind requires the mediation of learnin…Read more
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    Ideal interpretation: The theories of Zhu XI and Ronald Dworkin
    Philosophy East and West 60 (1). 2010.
    Ideal interpretation is understanding a text in the best possible way. It is usually used when the text has a canonical status, such as the Bible or the U.S. Constitution. We argue that Zhu Xi’s view about interpreting the Four Books and Ronald Dworkin’s view about constitutional interpretation are examples of ideal interpretation and that their basic principles are similar. Each holds, roughly, that their target text contains moral truth; that the author’s mind requires the mediation of learnin…Read more
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    Holding an Aristotelian Mirror to Confucian Ethics?
    Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (3): 359-375. 2011.
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    Lack of a historical sense is the hereditary defect of philosophers. … So what is needed from now on is historical philosophizing, and with it the virtue of modesty
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    孟子的性之伦理学中的几个关键概念 (Mencius's Nature-Ethics)
    In Bulletin of the Zhejiang University Institute for Advanced Study, Zhejiang University Institute For Advanced Study. 2018.
  • Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy: David Wong and His Critics (edited book)
    with Yong Huang
    State University of New York Press. 2014.
    _A wide ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong._
  • Trying to do Justice to the Concept of Justice in Confucian Ethics
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy 24 (4): 521-551. 1997.
  • Ethical thought in china
    In John Skorupski (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Routledge. 2010.
  • This dissertation deals with the following three questions which will likely be classified as questions in different areas of specialization, the philosophy of action, comparative-historical studies, and ethics respectively: What is the essence of voluntary action? Do classical Chinese philosophers have the concept of voluntary action? What role does the concept of the will play in ethics? ;In this dissertation I argue for two related theses. As an answer to question 1, my first thesis is that t…Read more