All those scholars and senior students who are interested in the central areas of Western philosophy in analytic tradition and/or in the fields of Chinese philosophy, comparative philosophy and Asian studies.
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Bo Mou, Ph.D. (1997) in Philosophy, University of Rochester, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University, USA. He has published in philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophical methodology, ethics as well as Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy.
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How Constructive Engagement of Davidson's Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy is Possible: A Theme Introduction, Bo Mou
PART I. CONCEPTUAL SCHEMES, RELATIVISM, AND CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
1. Relativism and Its Schemes, Michael Krausz
2. Davidson and Chinese Conceptual Scheme, Koji Tanaka
3. Making Room for Comparative Philosophy: Davidson, Brandom, and Conceptual Distance, Stephen C. Angle
PART II. PRINCIPLE OF CHARITY AND CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
4. Where Charity Begins, David B. Wong
5. Davidson's Charity in the Context of Chinese Philosophy, Yiu-ming Fung
PART III. RATIONALITY, NORMATIVITY, AND INTER-CULTURAL DISAGREEMENT
6. Davidsonian Rationality and Ethical Disagreement between Cultures, Samuel C. Wheeler
7. A Davidsonian Approach to Normativity and the Limits of Cross-Cultural Interpretation, Yujian Zheng
PART IV. MEANING AND INTERPRETATION
8. On Two Kinds of Meaning and Interpretation, A.P. Martinich
9. Metaphorical Use versus Metaphorical Essence: Examples from Chinese Philosophy, Kim-chong Chong
10. Reading the Analects with Davidson: Mood, Force, and Communicative Practice in Early China, Yang Xiao
PART V. TRUTH CONCERN AND DAO CONCERN
11. From Donald Davidson's Use of "Convention T" to Meaning and Truth in Chinese Language, Chung-ying Cheng
12. Truth Pursuit and Dao Pursuit: From Davidson's Approach to Classical Daoist Approach in View of the Thesis of Truth as Strategic Normative Goal, Bo Mou
"In recent years, no one has done more to facilitate research at the intersection of Chinese and analytic philosophy than Mou Bo....we should be grateful to Mou for the work he has done to bring this collection of essays together. The contributions to this volume will stimulate further important work."
Steven F. Geisz, Department of Philosophy, University of Tampa
This volume investigates how, through critical engagement, the philosophy of Donald Davidson in the Western analytic tradition and some thoughts and strands in Chinese philosophy can jointly contribute to the common philosophical enterprise and shows how such comparative methodology of constructive engagement is important or even indispensable in general philosophical inquiry. The anthology consists of 12 previously unpublished essays by experts in relevant areas of study, which are organized into five parts respectively on conceptual schemes and cross-cultural understanding, the principle of charity, rationality and normativity, meaning and interpretation, and truth concern and dao concern. The anthology also includes the volume editor's theme introduction on how the constructive engagement of Davidson's philosophy and Chinese philosophy is possible.
Contributors include: Stephen C. Angle, Chung-ying Cheng, Kim-chong Chong, Yiu-ming Fung, Michael Krausz, A.P. Martinich, Bo Mou, Koji Tanaka, Samuel C. Wheeler, David B. Wong, Yang Xiao, and Yujian Zheng.
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