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Confucian Leadership Meets Confucian Democracy, Stephen C. Angle Dec 2015

Confucian Leadership Meets Confucian Democracy, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Many famous images of the inspirational, almost magical character of Confucian leadership seem very distant from any idea of democracy. Some modern Confucian celebrate this distance, arguing that modern Confucian polities should be ruled by elites, and perhaps that these elites should be venerated in something like the traditional way.3 Confucian democrats, in contrast, hold that the roles of Confucian political leaders must be rethought, just as the modern Confucian polity must shift from a monarchy to a constitutional democracy. This does not mean that modern Confucians must turn their backs on traditional Confucian views of leadership: the key ...


Hannah Arendt And The Political Meaning Of Human Dignity, John Macready Dec 2015

Hannah Arendt And The Political Meaning Of Human Dignity, John Macready

John Macready

In Hannah Arendt and the Fragility of Human Dignity, Professor John Douglas Macready offers a post-foundational account of human dignity by way of a reconstructive reading of Hannah Arendt. He argues that Arendt’s experience of political violence and genocide in the twentieth century, as well as her experience as a stateless person, led her to rethink human dignity as an intersubjective event of political experience. By tracing the contours of Arendt’s thoughts on human dignity through a close reading of her published works, letters, lectures, and journals, Professor Macready offers convincing evidence that Arendt was engaged in retrieving ...


Pragmatist Feminism, Danielle L. Lake Dec 2015

Pragmatist Feminism, Danielle L. Lake

Danielle L Lake

Pragmatist feminism is a developing field of philosophy that emerged in the 1990s as a new approach to feminist philosophy. It utilizes and integrates core concepts of pragmatism, including its emphasis on pluralism, lived experience and public philosophy, with feminist theory and practice in order to engage in social issues. Pragmatist feminist philosophers have been addressing several different projects over the past decades, including a) the recovery of women who were influential in the development of American pragmatism but whose work subsequently all but disappeared in the history of philosophy, b) a rereading of the “canon” of pragmatist philosophers, analyzing ...


Negotiating Deliberative Ideals In Theory And Practice: A Case Study In Hybrid Design, Ann Mongoven, Danielle L. Lake, Jodyn Platt, Sharon Kardia Dec 2015

Negotiating Deliberative Ideals In Theory And Practice: A Case Study In Hybrid Design, Ann Mongoven, Danielle L. Lake, Jodyn Platt, Sharon Kardia

Danielle L Lake

Much literature on deliberation is derived from ideal theory. However, deliberations are inevitably nonideal
in two ways: (1) many deliberative ideals are in tension with each other; and 2) intended balancing
of ideals cannot be attained perfectly amidst the messiness of real-world recruitment and conversation.
This essay explores both kinds of non-ideality in respect to a case study: the 2011 community
deliberative processes on a state public health “biobank,” the Michigan BioTrust for Health. We follow
two recommendations from major contemporary theorists of deliberation: to be transparent about how
competing deliberative goals are negotiated in deliberative design; and to publicize ...


Design Thinking Accelerated Leadership, Danielle L. Lake Dec 2015

Design Thinking Accelerated Leadership, Danielle L. Lake

Danielle L Lake

From a Skeptic to an Evangelist
A long-term online instructor and mentor to faculty new to online teaching, I have -- for
close to a decade -- resisted combining the challenges of online courses with
accelerated programming, thinking combining the challenges of both was likely to
impede transformational learning. And yet, three years ago, I was asked to help
design and teach in a new interdisciplinary, hybrid and accelerated 19-Month
Leadership degree completion program (the "ALP") at Grand Valley State University.
I said yes.
And -- after contributing to its design and teaching in the first two cohorts -- I asked to
be assigned ...


John Lachs Award For Public Philosophy, Danielle L. Lake Dec 2015

John Lachs Award For Public Philosophy, Danielle L. Lake

Danielle L Lake

The award is designed to honor early to mid‐career philosophers in the American tradition who exemplify the best traits and practices of American public philosophy and bring unique insights or methods to broaden the reach, interaction, and engagement of public philosophy with the wider public.


Multidimensional Consequentialism And Risk, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric Dec 2015

Multidimensional Consequentialism And Risk, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric

Attila Tanyi

In his new book, The Dimensions of Consequentialism, Martin Peterson proposes a version of multi-dimensional consequentialism according to which risk is one among several dimensions. We argue that Peterson’s treatment of risk is unsatisfactory. More precisely, we want to show that all problems of one-dimensional (objective or subjective) consequentialism are also problems for Peterson’s proposal, although it may fall prey to them less often. In ending our paper, we address the objection that our discussion overlooks the fact that Peterson’s proposal is not the best version of multi-dimensional consequentialism. Our reply is that the possibilities of improving ...


Multi-Dimensional Consequentialism And Degrees Of Rightness, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric Dec 2015

Multi-Dimensional Consequentialism And Degrees Of Rightness, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric

Attila Tanyi

In his recent book, The Dimensions of Consequentialism, Martin Peterson puts forward a new version of consequentialism that he dubs ‘multi-dimensional consequentialism’. The defining thesis of the new theory is that there are irreducible moral aspects that jointly determine the deontic status of an act. In defending his particular version of multi-dimensional consequentialism, Peterson advocates the thesis – he calls it DEGREE – that if two or more moral aspects clash, the act under consideration is right to some non-extreme degree. This goes against the orthodoxy according to which – Peterson calls this RESOLUTION – each act is always either entirely right or entirely ...


Building Bridges To Distant Shores, Stephen C. Angle Dec 2015

Building Bridges To Distant Shores, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Late in 1987, having graduated from college and headed to Taiwan to study more Chinese, I decided to attend an international conference on Confucianism. At lunchtime on the first day I was sitting by myself, intimidated by the luminaries all around, when a smiling scholar sat down across from me, introduced himself as Roger Ames, and immediately made me feel at home. (Although he did question the wisdom of my intention to attend a graduate school other than Hawaii.) 1987 also saw the publication of Thinking Through Confucius, Roger’s seminal collaboration with David Hall; shortly after I met Roger ...


Comparative Philosophy: Reviewing The State Of The Art, Stephen C. Angle Dec 2015

Comparative Philosophy: Reviewing The State Of The Art, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Comparative Philosophy: Reviewing the State of the Art
 
Table of Contents
 
 
0. Introduction — Stephen C. Angle                                                                                                1
 
Part 1: Pairs                                                                                                                                                               
1. Transcending Tradition through Virtue Ethics — Daniel J. Lemieux                                           7
A Review of Jiyuan Yu, The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue
 
2. Understanding a New Type of Religion — Gwendolyn R. Pastor                                            15
A Review of Ge Ling Shang, Liberation as Affirmation: The Religiosity of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche
 
3. Work Hard, Study Hard, Practice Hard — Jennie He                                                                25
A Review of Aaron Stalnaker, Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine
 
Part 2: Sequences ...


How Constructive Engagement In Doing Philosophy Comparatively Is Possible, Bo Mou Dec 2015

How Constructive Engagement In Doing Philosophy Comparatively Is Possible, Bo Mou

Bo Mou

In this article I intend, on the basis of some previous relevant works on the issue, to further examine a range of conditions for maintaining adequate methodological guiding principles concerning how to look at the relation between distinct methodological perspectives in comparative-engagement exploration in philosophy. The purpose of this paper is to explore how, in the global context, distinct approaches in philosophy can be engaged in order to
constructively talk to each other and make a joint contribution to the development of philosophy and society.