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2010-11

Roger T. Ames

  • University of Hawaii
  • “Confucian Role Ethics: Does Blind Justice
  • Need Moral Imagination?”
  • Sept 29, 2010

Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii and Editor of Philosophy East and West. He is the author (w/David Hall) of Thinking Through Confucius (1987), Anticipating China: Thinking Through the Narratives of Chinese and Western Culture (1995), Thinking From the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture (1997), The Democracy of the Dead (1998), Focusing the Familiar: A Translation and Philosophical Interpretation of the Zhongyong (2001), and Daodejing: Making this Life Significant (2003). Professor Ames has also translated The Art of Warfare (1993), The Art of Rulership (1994), and (w/ Henry Rosemont, Jr.) theAnalects of Confucius (1998).

David Wong

  • Duke University
  • “What We Can Learn from Mencius on Human Nature and the
  • Development of Ethical Virtue”
  • Oct 8, 2010

David Wong is the Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Moral Relativity (University of California, 1984) and Natural Moralities (Oxford, 2006). He is also the co-editor of Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community (Cambridge, 2004). His current research project includes a book on the classical Chinese thinkers Mencius, Xunzi, and Zhuangzi.