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About Stephen C. Angle

A philosophy writer and researcher specializing in Chinese Philosophy, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, and comparative philosophy, Angle’s research focuses on philosophy’s role in human rights, politics, and ethics both in China and globally. Angle’s work is informed by an on-going exchange of ideas with colleagues in universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Germany, and France, and through his international philosophy blog, http://warpweftandway.com/.

Fluent in Mandarin and in classical Chinese, Angle has spent Fulbright years in Taipei and in Beijing, and will be a Berggruen Fellow at Peking University during academic year 2016-17. Many of his books and essays have appeared in Chinese translation. Angle’s books include Virtue Ethics and Confucianism (Routledge, 2013), Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (Polity, 2012), Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy (Oxford, 2009), and Human Rights and Chinese Thought (Cambridge, 2002). For more information on his research and teaching, see his website.

Positions

Present Professor, Wesleyan University Philosophy
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Present Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University College of East Asian Studies
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Curriculum Vitae




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Courses

  • Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Cognitive and Ethical Pluralism
  • Mencius
  • Neo-Confucian Chinese Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Human Rights and Chinese Philosophy
  • East Asian Studies Sophomore Colloquium (Pro-seminar)
  • Challenging Confucianism
  • Moral Psychology (section on Classical Chinese Moral Psychology)
  • Reading Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Sagehood
  • Human Rights Across Cultures
  • Confucianism and Virtue Ethics
  • Modern Chinese Philosophy
  • Philosophy as a Way of Life
  • Chinese Buddhist Philosophy
  • Classical Chinese Philosophy: Chinese Lab
  • Paternalism
  • Comparative Philosophy

Education

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19881994 PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ‐ Department of Philosophy
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June 1990July 1990 Japanese Language, University of California, Los Angeles
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June 1989July 1989 Japanese Language, University of Washington
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19871988 Advanced Chinese, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies
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June 1987August 1987 Classical Chinese, Middlebury College ‐ Chinese School
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19831987 BA, Yale University ‐ East Asian Studies
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January 1986May 1986 Semester Abroad, Nanjing University
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June 1984August 1984 Intermediate Chinese, Middlebury College ‐ Chinese School
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Work In Progress (6)

Recent Works (5)

Article
生活儒学与进步儒学的对话 [Dialogue Between Life Confucianism and Progressive Confucianism] (Part 1)
齐鲁学刊 [Qilu Academic Journal] (2017)
Stephen C. Angle and Yushun Huang
2017年4月25日,应尼山书院邀请,中国儒家学者、山东大学儒学高等研究院教授黄玉顺先生与美国儒家学者、维思大学(Wesleyan University)哲学系教授安靖如先生共聚济南大明湖畔,以“中美儒学对话:生活儒学与进步儒学”为题举行对话,共同探讨世界儒学发展方向。安靖如先生是西方儒学代表人物之一,提出“进步儒学”(Progressive Confucianism)理论,以表达对儒学发展方向、理路等一系列问题的看法。他把儒学理解为一个活的、发展中的传统,强调进步儒学最重要的方法论概念是“有根的全球哲学”,即儒学的发展必须既是源自儒家传统的(有根的),又是敞开的(全球的)。黄玉顺先生所创立的“生活儒学”理论,意在发掘儒学所蕴涵的某些能够穿越时空、超越历史地域的观念。生活儒学突破“形上→形下”的观念架构,揭示“生活存在→形而上存在者→形而下存在者”的观念层级,强调回归生活本身及其仁爱情感,重建儒家的形上学和形下学,使儒学能够真正有效地切入当今世界的社会生活。对话过程中,两位儒家分别阐述了各自理论的创构背景、方法架构和核心观念,并且以儒学与自由主义的关系为中心进行深入地互动交流,在展现了各自独特的思想个性的同时取得了广泛共识。特别是在儒学发展之“有根的”立场和现代性的价值取向上,“进步儒学”与“生活儒学”可谓高度一致。

Articles and Chapters (47)

Article
生活儒学与进步儒学的对话 [Dialogue Between Life Confucianism and Progressive Confucianism] (Part 1)
齐鲁学刊 [Qilu Academic Journal] (2017)
Stephen C. Angle and Yushun Huang
2017年4月25日,应尼山书院邀请,中国儒家学者、山东大学儒学高等研究院教授黄玉顺先生与美国儒家学者、维思大学(Wesleyan University)哲学系教授安靖如先生共聚济南大明湖畔,以“中美儒学对话:生活儒学与进步儒学”为题举行对话,共同探讨世界儒学发展方向。安靖如先生是西方儒学代表人物之一,提出“进步儒学”(Progressive Confucianism)理论,以表达对儒学发展方向、理路等一系列问题的看法。他把儒学理解为一个活的、发展中的传统,强调进步儒学最重要的方法论概念是“有根的全球哲学”,即儒学的发展必须既是源自儒家传统的(有根的),又是敞开的(全球的)。黄玉顺先生所创立的“生活儒学”理论,意在发掘儒学所蕴涵的某些能够穿越时空、超越历史地域的观念。生活儒学突破“形上→形下”的观念架构,揭示“生活存在→形而上存在者→形而下存在者”的观念层级,强调回归生活本身及其仁爱情感,重建儒家的形上学和形下学,使儒学能够真正有效地切入当今世界的社会生活。对话过程中,两位儒家分别阐述了各自理论的创构背景、方法架构和核心观念,并且以儒学与自由主义的关系为中心进行深入地互动交流,在展现了各自独特的思想个性的同时取得了广泛共识。特别是在儒学发展之“有根的”立场和现代性的价值取向上,“进步儒学”与“生活儒学”可谓高度一致。