Recent Submissions

  • Interpreting Confucius : the aesthetic turn and its challenges 

    Li, Chenyang (2018)
    NI Peimin’s book Confucius: The Man and the Way of Gongfu (Ni 2016) is remarkable not only because it is lucidly written and rich in information but also, more importantly, because it launches a major shift in interpreting ...
  • Criterial problems in creative cognition research 

    Chen, Melvin (2018)
    In creative cognition research, the Romantic view about creative cognition is traditionally rejected in favor of the modern view. The modern view about creative cognition maintains that creativity is neither mysterious nor ...
  • Non-compliance shouldn't be better 

    Forcehimes, Andrew T.; Semrau, Luke (2018)
    Agent-relative consequentialism is thought attractive because it can secure agent-centred constraints while retaining consequentialism's compelling idea—the idea that it is always permissible to bring about the best available ...
  • Beneficence : does agglomeration matter? 

    Forcehimes, Andrew T.; Semrau, Luke (2017)
    When it comes to the duty of beneficence, a formidable class of moderate positions holds that morally significant considerations emerge when one's actions are seen as part of a larger series. Agglomeration, according to ...
  • A dilemma for non-analytic naturalism 

    Forcehimes, Andrew T. (2015)
    In recent years, an impressive research program has developed around non‐analytic reductions of the normative. Nevertheless, non‐analytic naturalists face a damning dilemma: either they need to give the same reductive ...
  • Are there distinctively moral reasons? 

    Forcehimes, Andrew T.; Semrau, Luke (2018)
    A dogma of contemporary normative theorizing holds that some reasons are distinctively moral while others are not. Call this view Reasons Pluralism. This essay looks at four approaches to vindicating the apparent distinction ...
  • Actualism doesn’t have control issues : a reply to Cohen and Timmerman 

    Forcehimes, Andrew T.; Semrau, Luke (2018)
    Recently, Cohen and Timmerman (Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, 10(3), 1–18, 2016) argue that actualism has control issues. The view should be rejected, they claim, as it recognizes a morally irrelevant distinction ...
  • Lexical platform – the first step towards user-centred integration of lexical resources 

    Piasecki, Maciej; Walkowiak, Tomasz; Rudnicka, Ewa; Bond, Francis (2018)
    The paper describes the Lexical Platform — a means for lightweight integration of independent lexical resources. Lexical resources (LRs) are represented as web components that implement a minimal set of predefined programming ...
  • The sensational Victorian nursery : Mrs Henry Wood's parenting advice 

    Wagner, Tamara Silvia (2017)
    Parenting advice has become a booming industry as well as probably one of the most contested discourses. Its proliferation and continued diversification are often considered a particularly contemporary problem, yet the ...
  • Bureaucracy in America : reading Ryan’s budget with Agamben 

    Trigg, Christopher (2015)
    The article analyses Paul Ryan’s 2013 budget proposal in conjunction with Giorgio Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory (2011). Agamben contends that early Christian attempts to differentiate between “the being of God and ...
  • Consistent belief in a good true self in misanthropes and three interdependent cultures 

    De Freitas, Julian; Sarkissian, Hagop; Newman, George E.; Grossmann, Igor; De Brigard, Felipe; Luco, Andres Carlos; Knobe, Joshua (2017)
    People sometimes explain behavior by appealing to an essentialist concept of the self, often referred to as the true self. Existing studies suggest that people tend to believe that the true self is morally virtuous; that ...
  • Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 : serial murder and narrative necrosis 

    Scott, Bede (2017)
    This article explores the representation of serial murder in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, focusing in particular on Part Four, “The Part About the Crimes,” which provides a thinly fictionalized account of the notorious femicides ...
  • Guest editor’s introduction : understanding creationism in Korea 

    Park, Hyung Wook (2018)
    Creationism is a system of belief in god’s creation of the world, including humans and other living organisms. Many religions of the world have their own versions of creationism. Yet historians have tracked down the ...
  • Familiar strangers and stranger-kings : mobility, diasporas, and the foreign in the eighteenth-century Malay world 

    Koh, Keng We (2017)
    Early modern Malay historiography has been dominated by the history of European trading, colonial empires and local port-polities, often framed along indigenous-versus-foreign lines. Yet, mobility has long been a central ...
  • Causation as a factor and goal in typological comparisons 

    LaPolla, Randy John (2017)
    For some time in the field of typology there has been debate about the nature of the categories or concepts used in typological comparison and the difference between these categories or concepts and descriptive categories ...
  • Chinese foreign policy : Southeast Asia 

    Zhou, Taomo; Liu, Hong (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    This chapter examines the changing contours of China–Southeast Asia relations from the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 to the present. It consists of two parts: The first part presents a chronological ...
  • Motion-dependent filling-in of spatiotemporal information at the blind spot 

    Maus, Gerrit W.; Whitney, David (2016)
    We usually do not notice the blind spot, a receptor-free region on the retina. Stimuli extending through the blind spot appear filled in. However, if an object does not reach through but ends in the blind spot, it is ...
  • Effect of subliminal lexical priming on the subjective perception of images : a machine learning approach 

    Mohan, Dhanya Menoth; Kumar, Parmod; Mahmood, Faisal; Wong, Kian Foong; Agrawal, Abhishek; Mohamed Elgendi; Shukla, Rohit; Ang, Natania; Ching, April; Dauwels, Justin; Chan, Alice Hiu Dan (2016)
    The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of subliminal priming in terms of the perception of images influenced by words with positive, negative, and neutral emotional content, through electroencephalograms (EEGs). ...
  • Anti-communist films sponsored by the US government in Singapore and Malaya : on the New York Sound Masters Inc 

    Hee, Wai Siam (2018)
    This article examines anti-Communist films made by Hollywood in Cantonese and Malay in Singapore and Malaya in the Cold War context of the “Campaign of Truth.” In the early 1950s, the United State Information Agency, an ...
  • In defense of a conception of Confucian harmony 

    Li, Chenyang (2017)
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: It is a great honor to have colleagues engaging in a meaningful discussion of my book. I appreciate my critics’ thoughtful and constructive criticisms as well ...