D. Virtue East & West > Mini-Conference on Neo-Confucian Moral Psychology at APA PAcific

Congrats to the organizers of this year's mini-conference at the APA Pacific:

Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University)
Yong Huang (Kutztown University)
Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
Pauline Lee (Washington University)
Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)
Justin Tiwald (SF State University)

Papers are posted at

The min-conference sessions are:

Sat. VIII-N. Mini-Conference on Neo-Confucian Moral Psychology
Topic: Moral Education/Cultivation
Chair: Eric Hutton (University of Utah)
Speakers: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University)
“A Productive Dialogue: Contemporary Moral Education and Neo-Confucian Virtue Ethics”
Guoxiang Peng (Tsinghua University)
“Confucian Self-Cultivation as a Spiritual-Bodily Exercise with Therapeutic Significance: Against Hellenistic Tradition”
Pauline Lee (Washington University in St. Louis)
“An Ethics of Authenticity 真—A Comparison of Charles Taylor and Li Zhi 李贄”
Commentators: Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California–Riverside)
Donald Blakeley (University of Hawaii–Manoa)
Yang Xiao (Kenyon College)

IX-O. Mini-Conference on Neo-Confucian Moral Psychology
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Topic: Virtue and Self-regarding Attitudes
Chair: Gary Watson (University of California–Riverside)
Speakers: Yong Huang (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)
“The Self-Centeredness Objection to Virtue Ethics: Zhu Xi’s Neo-Confucian Response”
Kwong-loi Shun (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
“On Anger: An Experimental Essay in Confucian Moral Psychology”
Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University)
“Self-Love, Sympathy, and Virtue: Dai Zhen’s Defense of Self-Interest”
Commentators: Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto)
Howard J. Curzer (Texas Tech University)
Michael Slote (University of Miami)

X-L. Mini-Conference on Neo-Confucian Moral Psychology
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Topic: The Psychological Foundations of Ethical and Political Philosophy
Chair: Amélie Rorty (National Humanities Center)
Speakers: Youngmin Kim (Seoul National University)
“Moral Psychology as ‘Political’ Psychology”
Kam Por Yu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
“Su Shi on the Psychological Basis of Morality”
Commentators: Tongdong Bai (Xavier University)
Rachana Kamtekar (University of Arizona)

Sunday, April 12

Sunday Morning, April 12
Session XI — 9:00-Noon
XI-A. Mini-Conference on Neo-Confucian Moral Psychology
Topic: Moral Perception
Chair: David S. Nivison (Stanford University)
Speakers: Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
“Metaphysics and Moral Psychology: Moral Perception in Mengzi, Wang Yangming, and John McDowell”
JeeLoo Liu (California State University–Fullerton)
“Moral Sense, Moral Motivation and the Possibility of Altruism: Zhang Zai’s and Wang Fuzhi’s Moral Psychology”
David Tien (National University of Singapore)
“Intuitions, Affections, and the Moral Faculty in the Philosophy of Wang Yangming (1472-1529)”
Commentators: Christine Swanton (University of Auckland)
Owen Flanagan (Duke University)
Edward Slingerland (University of British Columbia)
April 10, 2009 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell
Thanks for sharing this news, Guy! It was a delightful mini-conference and good to see so many specialists in Western moral psychology and virtue ethics. Most of the papers will remain on-line for some time.
April 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterJustin Tiwald