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Publications of David B. Wong    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

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  1. D. Wong, Natural Moralities (October, 2006), Oxford University Press 2006 [abs].
  2. Kwong-loi Shun and David B. Wong (editors), Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community (Fall, 2004), New York: Cambridge University Press [abs].
  3. D. Wong, Moral Relativity (1984), University of California Press (Excerpts from two chapters were selected for inclusion in Moral Disagreements: Classic and Contemporary Readings, edited by Christopher W. Gowans, (London: Routledge, 2000).) [abs].

Papers Published

  1. D. Wong, "Responses to Commentators Levy, Shun, Slingerland, and Shweder", Dao, vol. 14 (2015) (April, 2015), pp. 225-233 [abs].
  2. "Early Confucian Philosophy and the Development of Compassion", Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, vol. 14 (2015) (April, 2015), pp. 157-194 [abs].
  3. D. Wong, "On Learning What Happiness Is", Philosophical Topics: Special Issue on Happiness, vol. 41 no. 1 (2015 technically 2013), pp. 81-101 [abs].
  4. D. Wong, "Integrating Philosophy with Anthropology in an Approach to Morality", Anthropological Theory, vol. 14 no. 3 (2014), pp. 336-55 [abs].
  5. D. Wong, "Xunzi as Moral Craftsman", in Contemporary Philosophy in the Age of Globalization, v. 3, Hawaii Conference, edited by Takahiro Nakajima & Tomokazu Baba (2014), pp. 19-32, Contemporary Philosophy in the Age of Globalization [abs].
  6. D. Wong, "Chinese Philosophy: The Beginnings of Morality", Philosopher's Magazine, vol. 65 no. 2 (2014), pp. 76-83.
  7. N. Hassoun & D. Wong, Sustaining Cultures in the Face of Globalization, Culture and Dialogue, vol. 2 no. 2 (2013), pp. 73-98 (Journal date is 2012, but it has come out in 2013.) [abs].
  8. D. Wong, "Chinese Ethics" (5 year update in 2013), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013) [available here].
  9. D. Wong, Chinese translation of 'Reasons and Analogical Reasoning in the Mengzi' previously published in 2002, edited by Liu Xiaogan, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture, vol. 9 (2012), pp. 1-33, Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, CUHK.
  10. D. Wong, Making an Effort to Understand, Philosophy Now, special issue on the new amorality no. 82 (2011), pp. 24-27.
  11. D. Wong, Identifying with Nature in Early Daoism, edited by Nicholas Bunnin and Chung-Ying Cheng, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 36 (December, 2009), pp. 568-584, Blackwell (Written for a symposium at Oxford University in June 2006, Topics in Comparative Ancient Philosophy: Greek and Chinese.) [abs].
  12. D. Wong, Emotion and the Cognition of Reasons in Moral Motivation, Philosophical Issues (metaethics issue of Nous), vol. 19 (October 9, 2009), pp. 343-367 [abs].
  13. D. Wong, "Constructing Normative Objectivity in Ethics", Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 25 no. 1 (January, 2008), pp. 237-266, Cambridge University Press [abs].
  14. D. Wong, trans. Jan Rovensky, Translation into Czech of "Rights and Community in Confucianism," originally published in Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community, in An Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: The Western, Islamic and Confucian Perspectives, edited by Marek Hrubec (2008), Publishing House Filosofia.
  15. D. Wong, trans. Wen Haimin, Translation into Chinese of "Comparative Philosophy: Chinese and Western" originally in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, in Philosophy, edited by Jiyuan Yu (2008), Renmin University Press.
  16. D. Wong, "Moral Reasons: Internal and External", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 72 (2006) no. 3 (2007 actual year of issue), pp. 536-58 [abs].
  17. D. Wong, “Attachment and Detachment in Daoism, Buddhism, and Stoicism, Dao, vol. V no. 2 (June, 2006), pp. 207-19 [abs].
  18. D. Wong, “Zhuangzi and the Obsession with Being Right”, History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 22 no. 2 (Spring, 2005), pp. 91-107 [abs].
  19. Marion Hourdequin & David B. Wong, “A Relational Approach to Environmental Ethics”, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 32 no. 1 (2005), pp. 19-33 [abs].
  20. D. Wong, “Relational and Autonomous Selves”, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 31 no. 4 (Winter, 2004), pp. 419-432 [abs].
  21. D. Wong, “Crossing Cultures in Moral Psychology”, Philosophy Today, vol. 3 (2002), pp. 7-10.
  22. D. Wong, Entry on Cultural Relativism, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (2002) (Sponsored by UNESCO.).

Papers Accepted

  1. N. Hassoun and D. Wong, "Conserving Nature, Preserving Identity", Journal of Chinese Philosophy , accepted 2013 [abs].

Book Reviews

  1. D. Wong, Review of Reasonable Disagreement by Christopher McMahon, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, vol. online (March 11, 2010), University of Notre Dame Press.
  2. D. Wong, Review of François Jullien, Vital Nourishment: Departing from Happiness, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (April 5, 2008).
  3. D. Wong, Review of A Chinese Ethics for the New Century: The Ch’ien Mu Lectures in History and Culture, and Other Essays on Science and Confucian Ethics by Donald J. Munro, Journal of Chinese Studies, vol. 46 (2006), pp. 447-54..
  4. D. Wong, Review of Fieldwork in Familiar Places by Michele Moody-Adams, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 63 (2002), pp. 716-720.

Articles and Chapters

  1. D. Wong, "Growing Virtue: The Theory and Science of Developing Compassion from a Mencian Perspective", in The Philosophical Challenge from China, edited by Brian Bruya (2015), pp. 23-58, MIT Press [abs].
  2. D. Wong, Response to Blum, Response to Geisz and Sadler, Response to Hansen, Response to Gowans, Response to Bloomfield and Massey, Response to Huang, in Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy: David Wong and his Critics, edited by Yang Xiao and Yong Huang (2014), pp. 183-278, SUNY Press [abs].
  3. D. Wong, "The Different Faces of Love in a Good Life", in Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character: Engaging Joel J. Kupperman, edited by Chengyang Li and Peimin Ni (2014), pp. 97-126, SUNY Press.
  4. D. Wong, "Reconciling the Tension between Similarity and Difference in Critical Hermeneutics", in The Agon of Interpretations: Essays Toward a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics, edited by Ming Xie (2014), pp. 165-183, University of Toronto Press [abs].
  5. D. Wong, "Cultivating the Self with Others", in Dao Companion to the Analects, edited by Amy Oberding (Fall, 2013), pp. 171-198, Blackwell (This chapter is on the moral psychology of the Analects..) [abs].
  6. D. Wong, "Mencius", in International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette (2013), Blackwell.
  7. D. Wong, "Morality, Definition of", in International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette (2013), Blackwell.
  8. D. Wong, "Relativism, Moral", in International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette (2013), Blackwell.
  9. D. Wong, "Agreement / Disagreement", in Philosophy and Politics. Methods, Tools, Topics, edited by Antonella Besussi (2012), Ashgate [author's comments].
  10. D. Wong, Complexity and Simplicity in Ancient Greek and Chinese Thought, in How should we live? Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antquity, ed. Dennis Schilling & Richard King (August, 2011), pp. 259-277, DeGruyter [abs].
  11. D. Wong, Agon and He: Contest and Harmony, in Ethics in Early China, edited by Chris Fraser, Dan Robins, Timothy O'Leary (August, 2011), pp. 163-180, Hong Kong University Press [abs].
  12. D. Wong, "Confucian Political Philosophy", in Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy, edited by George Klosko (July, 2011), pp. 771-788, Oxford University Press.
  13. D. Wong, Relativist Explanations of Group and Interpersonal Disagreement, in Blackwell Companion to Relativism, edited by Steven Hales (February, 2011), pp. 411-430, Blackwell [abs].
  14. D. Wong, How Are Moral Conversions Possible?, in In Search of Goodness, edited by Ruth Grant (2011/04), pp. 41-70, University of Chicago Press [abs].
  15. D. Wong, Pluralism and Ambivalence, in Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology, edited by Michael Krausz (August, 2010), pp. 254-267, Columbia University Press.
  16. D. Wong, trans. Xiamei Yang, Translation of "Zhuangzi and the Obsession with Being Right" into Chinese, in Chinese Philosophy in the English Speaking World, edited by Xinyan Jiang (May, 2010), Renmin University Press.
  17. D. Wong, "Cultural Pluralism and Moral Identity", in Personality, Identity, and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology , edited by Darcia Narvaez and Dan Lapsley (2009), pp. 79-105, Cambridge University Press [abs].
  18. D. Wong, "Chinese Ethics", edited by Edward N. Zalta, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2008).
  19. with Owen Flanagan and Hagop Sarkissian, What is the Nature of Morality? A Response to Casebeer, Railton, and Ruse, in Moral Psychology, v.1, The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness (2007), pp. 45-52.
  20. with Owen Flanagan and Hagop Sarkissian, "Naturalizing Ethics", in Moral Psychology: v.1, The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness, edited by Walter Sinott-Armstrong (2007), pp. 1-25, MIT.
  21. D. Wong, "If We Are Not by Ourselves, If We Are Not Strangers", in Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr., edited by Ronnie Littlejohn and Marthe Chandler (2007), pp. 331-349, Association of Chinese Philosophers in America [abs].
  22. D. Wong, Evil and the Morality of Conviction, in Naming Evil Judging Evil, edited by Ruth Grant (2006), University of Chicago Press [abs].
  23. D. Wong, "Where Charity Begins", in Davidson's Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, edited by Bo Mou (2006), Brill Academic Publishers [abs].
  24. D. Wong, "Rights and Community in Confucianism", in Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community, edited by Kwong-loi Shun and David B. Wong (November, 2004), Cambridge University Press [abs].
  25. D. Wong, "Rights and Community in Confucianism", in Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community, edited by Kwong-loi Shun & David B. Wong (Fall, 2004), pp. 31-48, New York: Cambridge University Press [abs].
  26. D. Wong, “Confucian Perspectives on Pluralism, Gender Relations, and the Family", in The Politics of Affective Relations: East Asia and Beyond, edited by Hahm Chaihark, Hahm Chaibong & Daniel Bell (Fall, 2004), Lanham, MD: Lexington Books [abs].
  27. D. Wong, "Dwelling in Humanity or Free and Easy Wandering?", in Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millenium, edited by Peter D. Hershock, Marietta Stepaniants & Roger T. Ames (2003), pp. 400-415, Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press [abs].
  28. D. Wong, "Cultural Relativism", in Online Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, "Institutitional Issues Involving Ethics and Justice" under the more general category of "Institutional and Infrastructural Resources", edited by Robert Charles Elliot (for the "Ethics and Justice" division (2003), Oxford, UK: Eolss Publishers (A new interdisciplinary Encylopedia sponsored by UNESCO that is organized around thematic categories that converge on their relevance to issues of development and sustainability.) [available here[abs].
  29. D. Wong, "Mo Tzu", in Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, edited by Antonio Cua (2002), pp. 453-461, New York: Routledge.
  30. D. Wong, “Comparative Philosophy”, in Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, edited by Antonio Cua (2002), pp. 51-58, New York: Routledge.
  31. D. Wong, “Reasons and Analogical Reasoning in Mengzi", in Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi, edited by Xiusheng Liu and Philip J. Ivanhoe (2002), Hackett Publishing Company.
  32. D. Wong, “Comparative Philosophy: Chinese and Western”, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Online, continuous, edited by Edward N. Zalta (2001), Stanford University [available here].
  33. D. Wong, “Moral Relativism” revised version, in Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd, edited by Lawrence Becker (2001), pp. 1164-1168, Routledge.
  34. D. Wong, "Fragmentation in Civil Society and the Good", in Civility, edited by Leroy Rouner (2000), Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press (Also published in Chinese, in Harvard Yenching Journal, Beijing, 2000.).

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