The Excitement of Crossing Boundaries

David B. Wong

Abstract


This is an intellectual autobiography that aims to explain how I am both an analytic philosopher who writes on questions of moral relativism and pluralism and also on classical Confucianism and Daoism.  I have written on the subjects of moral psychology and moral epistemology, articulating what I see to be a fruitful consilience between insights of both Confucian and Daoist thinkers and some of the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience.  I regard as synergistic and completely logical this combination of interests, but many find it surprising, so I identify the experiences and influences that brought me to where I am now.


Keywords


meta-ethics; ethics; Chinese philosophy; Confucianism; Daoism; moral psychology; moral relativism

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