UH West Oahu associate professor publishes philosophy article

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
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Posted: Oct 19, 2009

UH West O‘ahu Associate Professor Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee recently published an article in the American Philosophical Association (APA) newsletter titled “What is the Use of Philosophy in General and Asian Philosophy in Particular to Feminism?”

In her essay, Rosenlee poses various questions including “Is philosophy useful?”, “Why study Asian philosophy?” and “What do all these have to do with feminism?” She discusses whether it is possible to be both a Confucian and a feminist at the same time and the choice of transcendence as it relates to Western and Asian phallocentric philosophies.

The APA is the largest association for philosophers nationwide. The article may be viewed at http://www.apaonline.org/publications/newsletters/v09n1_Asian_04.aspx

Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee is an associate professor of philosophy at UH West O‘ahu. Her research areas of interest are Chinese philosophy, ethics and feminism. She is the author of Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2006) and published numerous journal articles, including “Neiwai, Civility, and Gender Distinctions,” Asian Philosophy (March 2004), “What Is It about ‘Bitch’ that Makes Us Laugh?”, Peace Review: A Transnational Quarterly (Dec. 1998), and “Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of the Self and Its Aporia,” International Studies in Philosophy (1998).