Dr. Jing Iris Hu, Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D.: Duke University, North Carolina (2017)
Here is a story on the Global and Mail on my study on the cultivation and expression of emotions in public lives.
Besides my research, I do freelance translation on topics that interest me. For example, my translation of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology is one of the most popular books on amazon.cn in 2019 in China.
I am currently working on a few projects on empathy/sympathy, shame, honesty, as well as Confucian ethics in general. For my publication and draft papers, see the publication section.
Roles and Virtues: which is more important for Confucian Women? forthcoming, in Alex Barber & Sean Cordell ed., Ethics of Social Roles, Oxford University Press, 2022. Email for Draft.
Constructing Morality with Mengzi: Three Lessons on Moral Discovery and Meta-ethics, with S. Robertson, in Lost Voice at the Foundation of Ethics, Routledge. ed. Colin Marshal, (2020). Penultimate draft.
Moral Motivation in Mencius Part 1—When a child falls into a well, Philosophy Compass. 2019; 14:e12615. Link
Moral Motivation in Mencius Part 2—When one burst of anger brings peace to the world,” Philosophy Compass. 2019; 14:e12614. Link
Empathy for non-kin, the faraway, the unfamiliar, and the abstract—an interdisciplinary study on moral cultivation and a response to Prinz. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy. 2018. 17.3: 349-362. Link
Danvers A. F., Hu, J., and M. J. O’Neil (2018), “Emotional Congruence and Judgments of Honesty and Bias,” Collabra: Psychology, 4(1), 40. DOI: Link
Flanagan, O. & Hu, J. (2011). Han Fei Zi’s philosophical psychology: Human nature, scarcity, and the neo-Darwinian consensus. Journal of Chinese philosophy, 38(2), 293-316.
· Reprinted in J. D.Carlson & A. F. Russell, State of Nature in Comparative PoliticalThought: Western and Non-Western Perspectives (Chapter 2). LexingtonBooks.
Between Nature and Person: What the Neo-Confucian Wang Fuzhi Can Teach Us About Ecological Humanism, Comparative and Continental Philosophy. 2018;10.3. Link
"The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy." Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 97(2), pp. 421–422. Link