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(1)    Research Papers (partial list: articles in English since 1997)

  • 2020. “Naming, Reference and Truth", in Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy of Logic, edited by Yiu-ming Fung (Dordrecht: Springer), 33-70.

  • 2020. “How Gongsun Long’s Double-Reference Thought in His ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Argumentation can Engage with Fregean and Kripkean Approach to the Issue of Reference”, in Rafael Suter, Lisa Indraccolo and Wolfgang Behr (eds), The Gongsun Longzi and Other Neglected Texts: Aligning Philosophical and Philological Perspectives (Berlin: De Gruyter), 169-204.

  • 2018. “A Double-Reference Account of Names in Early China: Case Analyses of Semantic-Syntactic Structures of Names in the Yi-Jing Text, Gongsun Long’s ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Thesis, and Later Mohist Treatment of Parallel Inference”, in Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, edited by Bo Mou (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 69-169.

  • 2017. “The Perspective and Perspective-Transcending Dimensions of Consciousness and Its Double-Aboutness Character: Bridging Searle and Zhuang Zi”, Comparative Philosophy 8.1: 114-128.

  • 2016. “How Constructive Engagement in Doing Philosophy Comparatively Is Possible”, Synthesis Philosophica 62: 265-277.2003. “Eternal Dao, Constant Names, and Language Engagement” (this essay is a substantial expansion and revision of “Ultimate Concerns and Language Engagement: A Re-Examination of the Opening Message of the Daodejing” listed below), in Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.), 245-62.

  • 2016. “How the Validity of the Parallel Inference is Possible: From the Ancient Mohist Diagnose to a Modern Logical Treatment of Its Semantic-Syntactic Structure,” History and Philosophy of Logic 37.4: 301-324.

  • 2016. “On Constructive-Engagement Strategy in Studies of Chinese Philosophy”, in Sor-hoon Tan (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies (London: Bloomsbury), 199-225.

  • 2015. “Quine's Naturalized Epistemology and Zhuangzi's Daoist Naturalism: How Their Constructive Engagement is Possible,” in The Philosophical Challenge from China, edited by B. Bruya (MIT Press), 303-337.

  • 2015. “Rooted and Rootless Pluralist Approaches to Truth: Two Distinct Interpretations of Wang Chong’s Account,” Comparative Philosophy 6.1: 149-168.

  • 2014. “On the Double-Reference Character of “Hexagram” Names in the Yijing: Engaging Fregean & Kripkean Approaches to the Issue of How Reference is Possible,” Frontiers of Philosophy in China 9.4: 523-537.

  • 2013. “On Daoist Approach to the Issue of Being in Engaging Quinean and Heideggerian Approaches,” in Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches in Philosophy: From the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 289-319.

  • 2010. “On Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Comparative Philosophy,” Comparative Philosophy 1.1: 1-32. <http://www.comparativephilosophy.org>.

  • 2009. “A Methodological Framework for Cross-Tradition Understanding and ConstructiveEngagement,” in Worldviews and Cultures: Philosophical Reflections from an Intercultural Perspective, edited by Nicole Note, Raul Fornet-Betancout, Josef Estermann, and Diederik Aerts (Dordrecht: Springer), 69-85.

  • 2009. “On Some Methodological Issues Concerning Chinese Philosophy,” in History of Chinese Philosophy (London and New York: Routledge), 1-39.

  • 2009. “Constructive Engagement of Chinese and Western Philosophy: A Contemporary Trend Towards World Philosophy,” in History of Chinese Philosophy (London and New York: Routledge), 571-608
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  • 2008. “Searle, Zhuang Zi, and Transcendental Perspectivism,” in Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 405-30.

  • 2007. “A Double-Reference Account: Gongsun Long’s ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Thesis,” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34.4: 493-513.

  • 2007. “Concept of Truth and Multiple Facets of the Speech-act Equivalence Thesis Concerning ‘True’,” in Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language, edited by Dirk Greimann and Geo Siegwart (London: Routledge), 178-97. 

  • 2006. “Truth Pursuit and Dao Pursuit: From Davidson’s Approach to Classical Daoist Approach in View of the Thesis of Truth as Strategic Normative Goal,” in Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 309-49.

  • 2006. “Chinese Philosophy: Language and Logic,” commissioned essay (about 10,000 words) for Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) edited by Donald M. Borchert (Chicago: Thomson-Gale/Macmillan Reference USA), 202-15.

  • 2004. “A Re-examination of the Structure and Content of Confucius’s Version of the Golden Rule,” Philosophy East and West 54.2: 218-48.

  • 2002. “Three Orientations and Four ‘Sins’ in Comparative Studies,” in the APA Newsletters 2.2: 42-5 (in its part on comparative philosophy ed. by Chenyang Li).

  • 2001. “Moral Rules and Moral Experience: A Comparative Analysis of Dewey and Laozi on Morality,” Asian Philosophy 11.3: 161-78.

  • 2001. “Werden-Sein Komplementaritat: Die Yin-Yang-Metaphysische Sicht des Yijing” (“Becoming-Being Complementarity: A Yin-Yang Metaphysical Vision in the Yijing (I Ching)”, invited essay for Polylog: Zeitschrift Fur interkulturelles Philosophieren (Polylog: Journal of Intercultural Philosophy) 7: 42-51 (in German). Its revised English version, “Becoming-Being Complementarity: An Account of the Yin-Yang Metaphysical Vision of the Yi-Jing,” appears in Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate; 2003), 86-96. The Slovak translation (by Marina Čarnogurská) of the above English version appears in the Slovak journal Filozofia (Philosophy) 59/2 (2004): 88-99.

  • 2001. “An Analysis of the Structure of Philosophical Methodology: In View of Comparative Philosophy,” in Two Roads to Wisdom? ---Chinese and Analytic Philosophical Traditions (Chicago, Ill.: Open Court), 337-64.

  • 2001. “The Enumerative Character of Tarski’s Definition of Truth and Its General Character in a Tarskian System,” Synthese 124.1-2: 91-122. 
             
  • 2000. “Ultimate Concerns and Language Engagement: A Re-Examination of the Opening Message of the Daodejing,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 27.4: 429-39.

  • 2000. “A Metaphilosophical Analysis of the Core Idea of Deflationism,” Metaphilosophy 31.3: 262-86.

  • 2000. “Tarski, Quine, and 'Disquotation' Schema (T),” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 38.1: 119-44.

  • 1999. “The Structure of Chinese Language and Ontological Insights: A Collective-Noun Hypothesis,” Philosophy East and West 49.1: 45-62 [Reprint as section A1.1 (125-146) of Appendix 1“An Expanded Collective-Name Hypothesis Concerning Semantic-Syntactic Structure of Common Nouns” (124-158) of my essay “A Double-Reference Account of Names in Early China” in Bo Mou (ed.) (2018), Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers); for its expanded version concerning semantic-syntactic structure of common nouns in natural language, see Mou (ed.) 2018, Appendix 1, section A1.2, 146-158.]

  • 1998. “An Analysis of the Ideographic Nature and Structure of the Hexagram of the Yijing: From the Perspective of Philosophy of Language,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 25.3: 305-20.

  • 1997. “A Pragmatic Insight Regarding Morality: From A Comparative Perspective,” in Weingartner, P., Schurz, G. and Dorn, G. eds: The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy (Kirchberg, Austria), 659-64.

 

(2)    Other Scholarly Articles (partial list since 2003)

 

  • 2019. “A Further Look at Explanatory Potency of Constructive-Engagement Strategy: Replies to Soraj Hongladarom and Wei Sun”, Comparative Philosophy 10.1: 143-191.

  • 2018. “General Introduction: Constructive-Engagement Strategy to Explore Chinese Philosophy,” in my edited reference book Chinese Philosophy (in Routledge’s “Critical Concepts in Philosophy” series), edited by Bo Mou (London and New York: Routledge).

  • 2018. “Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Doing Philosophy of Language Comparatively: in View of Chinese Language and Chinese Philosophy: A Theme Introduction,” in Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, edited by Bo Mou (Leiden: Brill). 1-45.

  • 2015. “Editor’s Postscript: From the Vantage Point of the Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Comparative Philosophy 6.2:, 58-66, <http://www.comparativephilosophy.org>.

  • 2013. “Introduction to Part Two: Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches beyond the Western Tradition,” in Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches in Philosophy: From the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 147-162.

  • 2012. “Some Thoughts on Identity of Islamic Philosophy,” Comparative Philosophy 3:2, 36-40, <http://www.comparativephilosophy.org>.

  • 2008. “Constructive-Engagement Movement in View of Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: A Theme Introduction,” in Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 1-14.

  • 2008. “Introduction” to Truth, Meaning, and Method: Selections from the Philosophical Writings of Donald Davidson (Beijing: Shang-Wu-Yin-Shu-Guan [the Commercial Press]), 1-10. (In Chinese)

  • 2007. Column editor’s “Introduction: Methodological Notes” to the special column “Gongsun Long’s ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Argument and Contemporary Philosophy”, in The Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34.4: 465-71.
  • 2006. “How Constructive Engagement of Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy is Possible: A Theme Introduction,” in Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 1-33.

  • 2006. “Analytic Movement in Modern Chinese Philosophy and Its Constructive Engagement with Traditional Chinese Philosophy,” in the APA Newsletters 5.2: 22-6.

  • 2006. “Gongsun Long”, article for Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) (Chicago: Thomson-Gale/Macmillan Reference USA), 148-9.

  • 2006. “Hui Shi”, article for Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) (Chicago: Thomson-Gale/Macmillan Reference USA), 472-3.

  • 2003. Book review on Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy (edited by A. S. Cua, Routledge, 2003) for The Review of Metaphysics (December 2003 issue).