David Tien – Philosophy Presentations

  • “Philosophy, Psychopathy, and Oneness,” presented at the International Conference on Oneness in Philosophy and Religion (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), 25-27 April 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, Capstone Lecture Series, Singapore Management University (2011-2015)
  • “‘Like a Cat Catching Mice’: Neo-Confucian Cognitive Therapy,” presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (San Francisco, CA), March 31-April 4, 2010
  • “Oneness and Selflessness in the Moral Psychology of Wang Yangming,” presented at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting (New York, NY), December 27-30, 2009
  • “Moral Psychology in Neo-Confucian Philosophy,” presented at Science, Philosophy, and Belief held at Peking University (Beijing, PRC), June 16-19, 2009
  • “Intuitions, Affections, and the Moral Faculty in the Philosophy of Wang Yangming (1472-1529),” presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Vancouver, Canada), April 8-12, 2009
  • “Joy and the Good Life in Neo-Confucian Philosophy,” presented at the conference entitled, “Contemporary Philosophy of Religion: Eastern and Western Contexts,” Centre for Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong), February 4-6, 2009
  • “Beyond Syncretism: Resource, Repertoire, and Religion in the Thought of Tang Dynasty Scholar-Officials,” presented at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), January 24, 2008, and Boston University (Boston, MA), March 5, 2008
  • “Virtue, Epistemology, and Happiness in the Confucian Tradition,” presented at the 14th Annual Sino-American Symposium on Philosophy and Religious Studies, Tsinghua University (Beijing, PRC), October 15- 17, 2007
  • “Religions Un-centered: Doctrine as Discursive Resource in the Buddhist-Confucian Thought of Liang Su (753-793),” presented at the American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region Annual Meeting (Waterloo, ON, Canada), May 4-5, 2007
  • “Doctrine as Discursive Resource in the Buddhist-Confucian Thought of Liang Su (753-793),” presented at the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University (New York, NY, USA), February 9-10, 2007
  • “Intellectual Synthesis in Tang Religious Thought: A Case Study of the Buddhist-Confucian Scholar-Official, Liang Su (753-793),” presented at the Korean Conference on Buddhist Studies (Haein-sa, South Korea), April 21-23, 2006
  • “The Scandal of Particularity: A Challenge to the Fairness of God,” presented at the Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association (Winnipeg, MB, Canada), May 29-June 1, 2004
  • “Immortality and the Metaphysics of Mind in the Philosophy of Zhu Xi” presented at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting (Chicago, IL, USA), April 22-25, 2004
  • Commentator for panel on Chinese philosophy, sponsored by the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, held at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Pasadena, CA, USA), March 24-29, 2004
  • “The Problem of Evil in the Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana” presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Pasadena, CA, USA), March 24-29, 2004
  • “Warranted Neo-Confucian Belief,” presented to the Department of Philosophy, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI, USA), February 24, 2004 (Invited Talk)
  • “The Epistemology of Confucius,” presented at the Philosophy Symposium, Department of Philosophy, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI, USA), May 1, 2003 (Invited Talk)
  • “Virtue and Knowledge in the Analects: Towards a Confucian Virtue Epistemology,” presented at the conference entitled, “New Work on an Old Master: Confucius and the Analects,” Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA), March 7-8, 2003 (Invited Talk)
  • “Wang Yangming (1472-1529) and Warranted Religious Belief” presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Toronto, ON, Canada), November 23-26, 2002
  • “Dualism, Physicalism, and the After-life: Aspects of Zhu Xi’s Philosophy of Mind” presented at the 5th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA), February 22-23, 2002
  • “A Great Pillar of the Chinese Church: The Flexibility of Doctrinal Boundaries in the Christian-Confucian Thought of Xu Guangqi (1562- 1633),” presented at “Innovations in Asian Identity,” Graduate Student Conference, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada), October 20-21, 2000