Dr. Jing Iris Hu, Department of 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.
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12615
MoralMotivation in Mencius Part 2—When one burst of anger brings peace to the world,” Philosophy Compass. 2019; 14:e12614. https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12614
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11712-018-9614-x
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: http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.178
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17570638.2018.1534046
"The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy." Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 97(2), pp. 421–422. https://doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2018.1478864
Women’s learning in the Confucian Tradition and Contemporary China—Learned Women, “Leftover” Women, and “The Third Sex,” forthcoming in Arvind Sharma edited volume on Women and Religious Traditions.