Archive for October, 2008

Daodejing (Tao Te Ching), a new translation

I wrote this on 22 September 2007: “Man is the outcome of the greatest revolt in the history of matter.” — Henri Wald Daodejing (Laozi): A Complete Translation and Commentary by Hans-Georg Moeller. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2007. Table of contents. The book consists of a new translation accompanied by chapter-by-chapter commentary, with a postscript […]

Kant & Confucianism: watch where you step

See my entries under the category “Chinese philosophy” on this blog & on my old blog . . . Chinese Philosophy in the West: Globalization Gone Bad . . . to see what I think of Chung-Ying Cheng. And now here’s something I wrote on 17 September 2007: Cheng Chung-Ying. Theoretical Links between Kant and […]

Chinese philosophy in crisis?

Boo-hoo. APA Newsletter on the State of the Field « Manyul Im’s Chinese Philosophy Blog Preview of Upcoming APA Newsletter on State of the Field « Manyul Im’s Chinese Philosophy Blog


Originally titled “Ethnoepistemology, my ass!”, written 2 August 2008. Excuse all the cuss words. I’ve cut out a few of the epithets, but I’m preserving the flavor of my diatribe. * * * * * Ethnoepistemology (James Maffie), The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. There are often lapses and biases in reference works in the humanities […]

Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), Ames & Hall

In initiating a close reading of the Daoist (Taoist) classic the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) on the part of my discussion group the Washington Philosophy Circle, I discovered this new translation by Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall, who, as it turns out, are major peddlers of ancient Chinese philosophy retooled for […]

Chinese philosophy as ideology revisited

I am reminded of this unpleasant subject by some unfinished and new business. I have yet to complete a draft of a blog entry on this wretched journal: Contemporary Chinese Thought, Volume 37, Number 4, Summer 2006 I also have for review this book, which seems to be based on dubious premises characteristic of the […]