David B. Wong

Philosopher; 2015-16 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

David B. Wong is the Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He has written essays in contemporary ethical theory, moral psychology, and on classical Chinese philosophy, including “Cultivating the Self in Concert with Others,” Dao Companion to the Analects (2013) , ed. Amy Olberding, “Emotion and the Cognition of Reasons in Moral Motivation,” Philosophical Issues (2009), “Cultural Pluralism and Moral Identity”, in Personality, Identity, and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology (2009) , ed. Darcia Narvaez and Dan Lapsley, “The Meaning of Detachment in Daoism, Buddhism, and Stoicism,” Dao (2006), and “Is There a Distinction between Reason and Emotion in Mencius?” Philosophy East and West (1991). His books are Moral Relativity (University of California Press, 1984) and Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism (2006, Oxford University Press)