Zhuangzi and Normative Ethics


Grant Data
Project Title
Zhuangzi and Normative Ethics
Principal Investigator
Dr Fraser, Christopher James   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2017-12-31
Amount
160000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Zhuangzi, Daoism, ethics, particularism
Discipline
Philosophy
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17600915
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) Develop and defend an interpretation of the constructive alternative to conventional normative ethics presented in Zhuangzi passages bearing on interaction between agents; 2) Articulate the Zhuangist conception of the normatively good individual life and explain how it complements the Zhuangist approach to interaction with others; 3) Elucidate and critically evaluate the psychological views that support the Zhuangist normative stance; 4) Critically evaluate the overall plausibility and the strengths and weaknesses of Zhuangist ethics; 5) Situate the ethics of the Zhuangzi with respect to contemporary philosophical ethics.