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    Freedom and Culture.Shuchen Xiang - 2018 - Idealistic Studies 48 (2):175-194.
    Through a key passage from the Book of Changes, this paper shows that Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms shares similarities with the canonical account of symbolic formation in the Chinese tradition: the genesis of xiang, often translated as image or symbol. xiang became identified with the origins of culture/civilisation itself. In both cases, the world is understood as primordially meaningful; the expressiveness of the world requires a human subject to consummate it in a symbol, whilst the symbol in turn (...)
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    Organic Harmony and Ernst Cassirer’s Pluralism in Advance.Shuchen Xiang - forthcoming - Idealistic Studies.
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    Freedom and Culture in Advance.Shuchen Xiang - forthcoming - Idealistic Studies.
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    Organic Harmony and Ernst Cassirer’s Pluralism.Shuchen Xiang - 2019 - Idealistic Studies 49 (3):259-284.
    This article argues that Cassirer’s thinking about the relationship between the different symbolic forms is best elucidated via the paradigm of “organic harmony.” Although Cassirer did not use the term himself, the harmonious cooperation between the parts found in the organic world provided him with a welcome alternative to traditional accounts of order. This article gives three examples of “organic harmony” from which Cassirer drew inspiration: Goethe’s idealistic morphology, Wilhelm von Humboldt’s account of language, and Herder’s account of history. Through (...)
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    Why the Confucians Had No Concept of Race : The Antiessentialist Cultural Understanding of Self.Shuchen Xiang - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Why the Confucians Had No Concept of Race : Cultural Difference, Environment, and Achievement.Shuchen Xiang - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    The Ghostly Other: Understanding Racism From Confucian and Enlightenment Models of Subjectivity.Shuchen Xiang - 2015 - Asian Philosophy 25 (4):384-401.
    The overwhelming motif of nineteenth century anti-Semitic discourse is the metaphor of the Jew as a ghost. In all cultures, the ghost represents the antithesis of what is categorically human: it represents the other par excellence. By using the heuristic of the ghost to interpret how Enlightenment discourse has dealt with the other, this article will argue that the Enlightenment model of the self and its relation to others was a contributing factor to Modern Racism. Enlightenment discourse on subjectivity finds (...)
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    The Racism of Philosophy’s Fear of Cultural Relativism.Shuchen Xiang - 2020 - Journal of World Philosophies 5 (1):99-120.
    By looking at a canonical article representing academic philosophy’s orthodox view against cultural relativism, James Rachels’ “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism,” this paper argues that current mainstream western academic philosophy’s fear of cultural relativism is premised on a fear of the racial Other. The examples that Rachels marshals against cultural relativism default to the persistent, ubiquitous, and age-old stereotypes about the savage/barbarian Other that have dominated the history of western engagement with the non-western world. What academic philosophy fears about cultural (...)
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    Orientalism and Enlightenment Positivism: A Critique of Anglophone Sinology, Comparative Literature, and Philosophy.Shuchen Xiang - 2018 - The Pluralist 13 (2):22-49.
    On January 1, 1958, in the journal Democratic Critique, Zhang Junmai, Mou Zongsan, Tang Junyi, and Xu Fuguan published the "Manifesto on Chinese Culture for the World: Our Common Understanding of Chinese Scholarship Research and of the Future of Chinese Culture and World Culture."1 This manifesto is commonly seen as the founding statement of the New Confucianism movement. Section 2 of the manifesto, "Three Motives, Approaches, and their Shortcomings in the Study of Chinese Culture in World Scholarship," claimed that Chinese (...)
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  10. Sinophobia, American Imperialism, Disorder Without Responsibility.Shuchen Xiang - 2022 - Sartre Studies International 28 (2):42-66.
    This paper argues that Sinophobia and its relationship to American imperialism can be understood through Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of anti-Semitism, which is characterized by an evasive attitude. Under this attitude, the bivalent values of good and evil are pre-existing ontological properties such that the agent promotes the good insofar as she destroys evil. This evasive attitude can also be seen in the economy of the American empire. Revenue for the which exists through undermining the economies of non-pliant states, selling weapons (...)
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    The Persistence of Scientific Racism: Ernst Cassirer on the Myth of Race.Shuchen Xiang - 2021 - Critical Philosophy of Race 9 (1):126-150.
    This article argues that Ernst Cassirer's views about the concept of substance and his views on mythic consciousness are applicable to the concept of race. By analyzing examples from the most influential and representative racial theories, this article shows that the concept of race functions like the concept of substance whereby random, large-scale, and irreducibly complex phenomena is explained through the deterministic behavior of a smaller, material, constituent part. Given that mythic consciousness explains causality in the same way, this substance-mode (...)
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    Chinese Processual Holism and Its Attitude Towards “Barbarians” and Non-Humans.Shuchen Xiang - 2021 - Sophia 60 (4):941-964.
    This paper argues that the ‘processual holism’ of Chinese metaphysics explains its characteristic attitude towards non-humans such as animals and demons. As all things are constantly in process and form a continuum, it follows that ontological distinctions between ‘species’ become impossible to delimit. The distinctions one makes are instead understood as perspectival and provisional. These metaphysical assumptions explain the lack of interest in the Chinese tradition for classifying the distinctions between humans and non-human. We see many examples of the different (...)
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