- PhD Princeton University 1977
- B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Special Honors in Philosophy Macalester College 1971
- Research Interests:
Before he came to Duke, David Wong (Ph.D.
Princeton, 1977) was the Harry Austryn
Wolfson Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis
University and the John M. Findlay Visiting
Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.
His works include Moral Relativity
(University of California Press, 1984), "On
Flourishing and Finding One's Identity in
Community," (Midwest Studies in
Philosophy, 1988),"Universalism versus
Love with Distinctions: An Ancient Debate
Revived" (Journal of Chinese
Philosophy, 1989), "Coping with Moral
Conflict and Ambiguity," Ethics (1992),
"Xunzi on Moral Motivation," in Chinese
Language, Thought, and Culture: Nivison and
his Critics (1996), and "Reasons and
Analogical Reasoning in Mencius," in
Essays on the Moral Philosophy of
Mengzi (2002). He has written articles on
moral relativism for A Companion to
Ethics, The Routledge Encyclopedia of
Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of
Ethics, and Dictionnaire de philosophie
morale. He was interviewed on the
subjects of cultural and moral relativism for
the Public Television Series, "The Examined
Life." He has written on comparative ethics for
The Encyclopedia of Ethics and on
comparative philosophy for the
Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy.
He is co-editor with Kwong-loi Shun of a
forthcoming anthology of comparative essays
on Confucianism and Western philosophy:
Confucian Ethics: a Comparative Study of
Self, Autonomy and Community
(Cambridge University Press).
Recent Publications (More Publications)
- Curriculum Vitae
- D. Wong. ""Growing Virtue: The Theory and Science of Developing Compassion from a Mencian Perspective"." The Philosophical Challenge from China (Accepted, 2014?). [abs]
- D. Wong. "Response to Blum, Response to Geisz and Sadler, Response to Hansen, Response to Gowans, Response to Bloomfield and Massey, Response to Huang." Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy: David Wong and his Critics (Accepted, 2013). [abs]
- D. Wong. ""Cultivating the Self with Others"." This chapter is on the moral psychology of the Analects.
Dao Companion to the Analects (Accepted, 2013).
- N. Hassoun & D. Wong. "Sustaining Cultures in the Face of Globalization." Journal date is 2012, but it has come out in 2013
Culture and Dialogue 2:2 (2013): 73-98. [abs]
- D. Wong. ""Integrating Philosophy with Anthropology in an Approach to Morality"." Anthropological Theory (Accepted, 2013). [abs]