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Ritual and the Moral Life: Reclaiming the Tradition Edited by David Solomon, Ping-Cheung Lo, and Ruiping Fan (review)

Ritual and the Moral Life: Reclaiming the Tradition Edited by David Solomon, Ping-Cheung Lo, and... Gautama. 1985 [1936­1944]. Nyyadaranam: Nyya-stra with four commentaries: The Nyya-stra-bhya of Vtsyyana, the Nyya-vrttika of Uddyotakara, the Nyyavrttika-ttprya-k ofVcaspati Mira, and the Vtti ofVivantha. Edited by A. M. T arkatirtha,TaranathaNyayatarkatirtha,andH.K.Tarkatirtha.CalcuttaSanskritSeries18. Reprint,NewDelhi:MunshiramManoharlal. Goff,Philip.2006."ExperiencesDon'tSum."InGalenStrawsonetal.,Consciousness and Its Place in Nature: Does Physicalism Entail Panpsychism,editedbyAnthonyFreeman. Charlottesville:ImprintAcademic. Jha,Ganganatha,trans.1983. Slokavartika.Delhi:SriSatguruPublications.ReprintoflokavrttikabyKumrila,editedbyDvarikadasSastri.Varanasi:TaraPublications,1978. Pandey,K.C.1963.Abhinavagupta.Rev.ed.Varanasi:Chowkhamba. Phillips,Stephen.2008."EngagementwithSanskritPhilosophicTexts."InHermeneutics and Hindu Thought: Toward a Fusion of Horizons,editedbyRitaShermaandArvindSharma, pp.169­178.NewYork:Springer. -.2010."FromGagea'sTattvacintmai,thekevala-vyatireki-prakaraam,`NegativeOnlyInference.'"InLogic and Belief in Indian Philosophy,editedbyPiotrBalcerowitz. WarsawIndologicalStudies,vol.3,pp.435­505.Delhi:MotilalBanarsidass. Ram-Prasad,Chakravarthi.2001.Knowledge and Liberation in Classical Indian Thought.New York:Palgrave. Siderits,Mark,EvanThompson,andDanZahavi,eds.2011.Self, No Self?NewYork:Oxford UniversityPress. Strawson,Galen.2011."RadicalSelf-Awareness."InSideritsetal.2011,pp.274­307. Udayana.1996.Nyya-vrttika-ttprya-pariuddhi.EditedbyAnantalalThakur.NewDelhi: IndianCouncilofPhilosophicalResearch. Zahavi, Dan. 2011. "The Experiential Self: Objections and Clarifications." In Siderits et al. 2011,pp.56­78. Ritual and the Moral Life: Reclaiming the Tradition.EditedByDavidSolomon,PingCheungLo,andRuipingFan.PhilosophicalStudiesinContemporaryCulture,vol. 21.DordrechtandNewYork:Springer,2012.Pp.viii+297.Hardcover$139.00,isbn 978-94-007-2755-7.Online$109.99,isbn978-94-2756-4. ReviewedbyHwa Yeong Wang BinghamtonUniversity hwang8@binghamton.edu Ritual is experiencing a revival. In EastAsian countries such as China and Korea, Confucianritualisfeaturedingovernment,civic,andacademicevents.Ritualofferings have been restored at Confucian temples with the support of the Communist PartyinChinaandassistancefromConfuciansinKorea.Somecivilianorganizations aretryingtore-activatesuchritualsasthecappingceremony.TsinghuaUniversity foundedtheResearchCenterforChineseRituals,whichheldthefirstinternational symposiumonritualstudiesinApril2012.Thisinterestintherevivalofritualisnot PhilosophyEast&WestVolume64,Number1January2014260­264 ©2014byUniversityofHawai`iPress limited to EastAsia, however. In Germany the Collaborative Research Center SFB 619wasestablishedatHeidelbergUniversityasearlyas2002.Knownas"theworld's largestresearchassociationexclusivelyinvestigatingritualsaswellastheirchange anddynamics,"theCenterhasheldaninternationalconferenceandalsopublished severalbooks. Ritual and the Moral Life: Reclaiming the Tradition,editedbyDavidSolomon, Ping-CheungLo,andRuipingFan,followsthisstreamofritualrevival.Scholarsfrom China and the United States, with respective backgrounds in Confucianism and Christianity,gatheredandsharedtheirideasconcerningritualintwoacademicconferences in 2006 and 2007, and the result is this collection of essays.The book, whichisinEnglish,representsaseriousefforttodealwiththeConfucianphilosophy ofritual,focusingoncomparativephilosophybetweenChristianandChineseConfucianunderstandingsofritualobservanceinreallife.Theimportanceofthebookisin its philosophical assessment of ritual, recognizing "ritual's pre- or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

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Gautama. 1985 [1936­1944]. Nyyadaranam: Nyya-stra with four commentaries: The Nyya-stra-bhya of Vtsyyana, the Nyya-vrttika of Uddyotakara, the Nyyavrttika-ttprya-k ofVcaspati Mira, and the Vtti ofVivantha. Edited by A. M. T arkatirtha,TaranathaNyayatarkatirtha,andH.K.Tarkatirtha.CalcuttaSanskritSeries18. Reprint,NewDelhi:MunshiramManoharlal. Goff,Philip.2006."ExperiencesDon'tSum."InGalenStrawsonetal.,Consciousness and Its Place in Nature: Does Physicalism Entail Panpsychism,editedbyAnthonyFreeman. Charlottesville:ImprintAcademic. Jha,Ganganatha,trans.1983. Slokavartika.Delhi:SriSatguruPublications.ReprintoflokavrttikabyKumrila,editedbyDvarikadasSastri.Varanasi:TaraPublications,1978. Pandey,K.C.1963.Abhinavagupta.Rev.ed.Varanasi:Chowkhamba. Phillips,Stephen.2008."EngagementwithSanskritPhilosophicTexts."InHermeneutics and Hindu Thought: Toward a Fusion of Horizons,editedbyRitaShermaandArvindSharma, pp.169­178.NewYork:Springer. -.2010."FromGagea'sTattvacintmai,thekevala-vyatireki-prakaraam,`NegativeOnlyInference.'"InLogic and Belief in Indian Philosophy,editedbyPiotrBalcerowitz. WarsawIndologicalStudies,vol.3,pp.435­505.Delhi:MotilalBanarsidass. Ram-Prasad,Chakravarthi.2001.Knowledge and Liberation in Classical Indian Thought.New York:Palgrave. Siderits,Mark,EvanThompson,andDanZahavi,eds.2011.Self, No Self?NewYork:Oxford UniversityPress. Strawson,Galen.2011."RadicalSelf-Awareness."InSideritsetal.2011,pp.274­307. Udayana.1996.Nyya-vrttika-ttprya-pariuddhi.EditedbyAnantalalThakur.NewDelhi: IndianCouncilofPhilosophicalResearch. Zahavi, Dan. 2011. "The Experiential Self: Objections and Clarifications." In Siderits et al. 2011,pp.56­78. Ritual and the Moral Life: Reclaiming the Tradition.EditedByDavidSolomon,PingCheungLo,andRuipingFan.PhilosophicalStudiesinContemporaryCulture,vol. 21.DordrechtandNewYork:Springer,2012.Pp.viii+297.Hardcover$139.00,isbn 978-94-007-2755-7.Online$109.99,isbn978-94-2756-4. ReviewedbyHwa Yeong Wang BinghamtonUniversity hwang8@binghamton.edu Ritual is experiencing a revival. In EastAsian countries such as China and Korea, Confucianritualisfeaturedingovernment,civic,andacademicevents.Ritualofferings have been restored at Confucian temples with the support of the Communist PartyinChinaandassistancefromConfuciansinKorea.Somecivilianorganizations aretryingtore-activatesuchritualsasthecappingceremony.TsinghuaUniversity foundedtheResearchCenterforChineseRituals,whichheldthefirstinternational symposiumonritualstudiesinApril2012.Thisinterestintherevivalofritualisnot PhilosophyEast&WestVolume64,Number1January2014260­264 ©2014byUniversityofHawai`iPress limited to EastAsia, however. In Germany the Collaborative Research Center SFB 619wasestablishedatHeidelbergUniversityasearlyas2002.Knownas"theworld's largestresearchassociationexclusivelyinvestigatingritualsaswellastheirchange anddynamics,"theCenterhasheldaninternationalconferenceandalsopublished severalbooks. Ritual and the Moral Life: Reclaiming the Tradition,editedbyDavidSolomon, Ping-CheungLo,andRuipingFan,followsthisstreamofritualrevival.Scholarsfrom China and the United States, with respective backgrounds in Confucianism and Christianity,gatheredandsharedtheirideasconcerningritualintwoacademicconferences in 2006 and 2007, and the result is this collection of essays.The book, whichisinEnglish,representsaseriousefforttodealwiththeConfucianphilosophy ofritual,focusingoncomparativephilosophybetweenChristianandChineseConfucianunderstandingsofritualobservanceinreallife.Theimportanceofthebookisin its philosophical assessment of ritual, recognizing "ritual's pre- or

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