JeeLoo  Liu, Ph. D

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JeeLoo Liu, Ph. D

Professor and Chair


1993, Ph.D, University of Rochester

1984, M.A., National Taiwan University

Research Areas

Philosophy of Mind, Chinese Philosophy, Metaphysics



  • Liu, JeeLoo (2017). Neo-Confucianism: Metaphysics, Mind, and Morality. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Liu, JeeLoo & Douglas Berger (Eds.) (2014). Nothingness in Asian Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Liu, JeeLoo, Perry, John (eds.) (2011). Consciousness and the Self: New Essays.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2010).  An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy: From Ancient Philosophy to Chinese Buddhism. (Translated in Polish).  Krakow, Poland: Jagiellonskiego University Press.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2006).  An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy: From Ancient Philosophy to Chinese Buddhism.  [Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing]. 

Scholarly Work

  • Liu, JeeLoo (2017). “Chinese B-Theory of Time and the Notion of Change.” Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 12:1, 72-89.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2015). “In Defense of Chinese Qi-Naturalism.” In Chenyang Li, Frank Perkins and Alan K. L. Chan (Eds.) Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems. Cambridge University Press, April 2015, 33-53.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2014). “Chinese Qi-Naturalism and Liberal Naturalism.” Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences, Vol. 1. No. 1: 59-86.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2014). “Was There Something in Nothingness? The Debate on the Primordial State between Daoism and Neo-Confucianism.” In JeeLoo Liu & Douglas Berger (Eds.) Nothingness in Asian Philosophy, London and New York: Routledge, 181-196.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2012). “Moral Reason, Moral Sentiments and the Realization of Altruism: A Motivational Theory of Altruism.” Asian Philosophy 22(2): 93-119.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2011).  “Reconstructing Chinese Metaphysics.” Journal of East-West Thought, No. 1.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2011).  “The Is-Ought Correlation in Neo-Confucian Qi-Naturalism: How Normative Facts Exist in Natural States of Qi.” Contemporary Chinese Philosophy
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2011).  “Consciousness and the Self.”  In Liu, JeeLoo & Perry, John (eds.) Consciousness and the Self: New Essays.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-32.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2011).  “A Comparative Study of Zhang Zai’s and Wang Fuzhi’s Moral Psychology.”  (in Chinese)  The Journal of Social Sciences, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.  No. 5, 2011, pp. 126-33.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2010).  “Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy of Principle (Li) Inherent in Qi.”  InDao Companions to Neo-Confucian Philosophy.  (ed.) John Makeham.  Chapter 18. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer, pp. 355-380.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2008).  “Philosophy of Mind.” (in Chinese) In Philosophy: A Volume for the Series of Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  (ed.) Jiyuan Yu.  Beijing, China: Renmin University Press.  May 2008, pp. 110-142.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2008).  “From Human Nature to National Prosperity: A Comparative Study on Mencius’ and Xunzi’s Views.” (in Chinese) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Academic News, Vol. 36, No. 799, May 20, 2008, p. 3.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2007). “Confucian Moral Realism.” Asian Philosophy, Volume 17, Number 2.  Pp. 167-184.  July 2007.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2007). “The Paradox of Evil in Tiantai Buddhist Philosophy.” Religion Compass 1:3, 398-413.  May 2007.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2006).  “Wang Fuzhi.” In The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (ed.) Donald Borchert, Macmillan Reference USA.  2006.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2005). “The Status of Cosmic Principle (Li) in the Neo-Confucian Metaphysics.” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32:3, 391-407.  September 2005.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2003). “A Daoist Conception of Truth: Laozi's Metaphysical Realism vs. Zhuangzi's Internal Realism.”  In Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, (ed.) Bo Mou, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2003.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2003). “Wang Fuzhi.” In The Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (ed.) Antonio S. Cua, Routledge Publishing, 2003.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2002). “Physical Externalism and Social Externalism: Are They Really Compatible?”  Journal of Philosophical Research 27, 381-404, 2002.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2001). “Is Human History Predestined in Wang Fuzhi's Cosmology?”Journal of Chinese Philosophy 28:3, 321-337, September 2001.
  • Liu, JeeLoo (2001). “A Nonreductionist's Solution to Kim's Explanatory Exclusion Problem.” Manuscrito, 24:1, 7-47, April 2001.