My introductory paper on Zhuangist primitivism (creatively) titled, "Primitivism in the Zhuangzi: an Introduction", has been accepted for publication in Philosophy Compass and should appear in the coming months. An author's preprint can be downloaded here. 28-8-2020 Update: The final published version can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12700
Review of Ma and Van Brakel’s Newest Book
Here is a preprint of my book review of Lin Ma and Jaap Van Brakel's Beyond the Troubled Waters of Shifei at Philosophy East and West. Review of Ma and Van Brakel Edit 13 July, 2020: the officially published version can be found here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/759295
Ethics in the Zhuangzi: Diversity and Sagacity
The following essay is forthcoming in International Philosophical Quarterly (June, 2020) entitled "Ethics in the Zhuangzi: Diversity and Sagacity". Its content is largely based on the penultimate chapter of my PhD dissertation, and has benefited greatly from feedback at various international venues over the past few years. An author's preprint of the essay can be... Continue Reading →
New site for photos
I'll be migrating my wildlife photos---and perhaps all photos---to another wordpress site, http://www.frankswildlife.photos. Come check it out if you like my photos!
I've updated my information to reflect that I have received my PhD from the University of Hong Kong in 2019. I've also added some photos to "Hiking" and "Random."
I have updated my CV on my About page. I have updated the author's preprint of my review of Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy on my Publications page, which will appear in Philosophy East and West January, 2018.
Xunzi and the primitivists on natural spontaneity (xìng 性) and coercion
The following article entitled "Xunzi and the primitivists on natural spontaneity (xìng 性) and coercion" will appear in Asian Philosophy 27:3 (DOI here). It explores a hypothetical debate between the ru 儒 philosopher Xunzi and the primitivist writers associated with the Daoist tradition concerning the value of natural, human spontaneity (xìng 性). The author's preprint... Continue Reading →
New Forum for Postgrads Studying Comparative and Chinese Philosophy
I've created an online discussion forum for postgraduate students studying comparative and Chinese philosophy. Check it out!
Blogging at Duke’s Center for Comparative Philosophy Blog
About the relationship between virtue and governance. There are some great posts at Duke's CCP blog, so I will also add a link to it in the "Links" page.
I have added a Translations page in the Projects page and as a menu item under "Projects" above. I have also moved the previous content of the Projects page to a new Research page. Making this addition is a bit of an experiment: good, published translations of the texts I'll be working throughout my career... Continue Reading →