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Dr Lilith Lee
Lecturer, School of Humanities
Journal Articles
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2022. "Genealogy as Meditation and Adaptation with the Han Feizi." Special issue on The Historical Forms and Contemporary Significance of Genealogy, edited by Daniele Lorenzini, The Monist 105(4). forthcoming.

2022. "Grounding Confucian Moral Psychology in Rasa Theory: A Commentary on Shun Kwong-loi’s 'Anger, Compassion, and the Distinction between First and Third-Person'." Australasian Philosophical Review 6(1). forthcoming.

2021. "Confucianism and Totalitarianism: An Arendtian Reconsideration of Mencius vs Xunzi." Philosophy East and West 71(4): 981–1004.

2021. "Why They Know Not What They Do: A Social Constructionist Approach to the Explanatory Problem of False Consciousness." Journal of Social Ontology 7(1): 45–72.

2021. "Does False Consciousness Necessarily Preclude Moral Blameworthiness?: The Refusal of the Women Anti-Suffragists." Hypatia 36(2): 237–258.

2018. "Virtue and Virtuosity: Xunzi and Aristotle on the Role of Art in Ethical Cultivation." Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture 30: 75–103
Book Chapters
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2022. "Han Feizi’s Genealogical Arguments." In Adventures in Chinese Realism: Classic Philosophy Applied to Contemporary Issues, edited by Eirik Lang Harris and Henrique Schneider, 171–193. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Conference Papers
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Aug 2021. “A Confucian Totalitarianism?: Mencian Naturalism, Xunzian Constructivism, and Legitimacy under the Totalitarian Social Order” Philosophy in Times of Crisis - Theoretical Perspectives East and West, Tübingen [online]

Jul 21. “Genealogy as Meditation in the Han Feizi: Some Zhuangian and Xunzian Themes.” Genealogy Online Workshop, Warwick [online]

May 21. “Thinking in the Dire Straits: Creolised Chinese Philosophy in the Straits Philosophical Society,” co-authored with Aerin Lai, Doing Theory in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong [online]

Jul 20. “Does False Consciousness Necessarily Preclude Moral Blameworthiness?” Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, Edinburgh

Apr 20. “The Case of the Anti-Suffragists: Blameworthiness under False Consciousness,” Nineteenth Century Research Seminars, Edinburgh

Sep 19. “Droll Diluvian Discourses: Zhiyan and Therapeutic Scepticism in the Zhuangzi,” Joint East Asian Studies Conference 2019, Edinburgh.

Aug 19. “Voluntary Servitude and the Explanatory Problem of False Consciousness,” Social Ontology 2019: The 6th Biennial ENSO Conference, Tampere.

Jul 19. “Blameworthiness, Victimhood, and the Case of the Women Anti-Suffragists,” Understanding Value VIII Conference, Sheffield.

Jul 19. “Confucianism and Totalitarianism: Mencius vs. Xunzi Reconsidered via Arendt,” 1st Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy, Oxford.

Jun 19. “Laughing with the Fish and Birds: Moral Failure, Therapeutic Scepticism, and Humour in the Zhuangzi,” Curing through Questioning: Philosophy as Therapy Across Ancient Traditions and Modern Applications, Oxford.

May 19. Response to Keynote Talk, “Hermeneutical Injustice as Basing Failure” by Mona Simion, Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference, Edinburgh

Nov 18. “We Are Living in a Predictable World and I Am a Predictable Girl: Voluntary Servitude, Social Construction, and Predictive Processing,” co-authored with Kathryn Nave, 22nd Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference, Oxford.

Jul 18. “Voluntary Servitude and Blameworthiness: The Case of Women Anti-Suffragists,” Moral Responsibility: Foundations and Applications, Hamburg.

Jul 18. “Virtue and Virtuosity: Xunzi and Aristotle on Moral Education and the Arts,” Educating Character Through the Arts, Birmingham.

Jul 18. “Predicament and Predictability: Voluntary Servitude, Social Construction, and Predictive Processing,” co-authored with Kathryn Nave, The Division of Labour and the Development of the Self: What Can ‘EEEE’ Cognition Theories Tell Us about the Capitalist Paradigm of Development?, Edinburgh.

Jul 18. “A Predictable Predicament: Voluntary Servitude, Looping, and Predictive Processing,” co-authored with Kathryn Nave, British Postgraduate Philosophical Association Annual Conference: Women* in Philosophy, Birmingham.

Jun 18. “The Nativity of Politics: Hannah Arendt on Natality, Narrativity, and the Question Concerning Totalitarianism,” Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference: Identity and Community, Coventry.

Jun 18. “Doxastic False Consciousness and the Problem of Voluntary Servitude,” Brave New World Conference, Manchester, UK.

Jan 18. “Truth as Terrible as Death: Doxastic False Consciousness and the Problem of Voluntary Servitude,” 2018 OZSW Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy: ‘Philosophy and the ALT World’, Amsterdam.

Jul 17. “Han Feizi’s Genealogical Arguments” for a panel on Chinese Realism, lead by Eirik Lang Harris, 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Singapore.

Apr 17. “Laughing at One’s Own Moral Failure with the Zhuangzi,” Quadrangle Graduate Conference on Asian Philosophy 2017, Taipei.
Apr – May 16. “Han Feizi and the Genealogy of Virtues,” 6th Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy, Hong Kong.

Mar 15. “Diluvian Discourses: Zhiyan and Therapeutic Scepticism in the Zhuangzi,” Second Annual Triangular Graduate Student Conference on Asian Philosophy, Singapore.