BiographyAndrew Lambert is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York, College of Staten Island, and received his PhD from the University of Hawai’i. He has been a visiting scholar at Peking University and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was a Mombusho Scholar at Kyoto University. His research focuses primarily on ethics and Chinese thought, particularly the relationship between conceptions of moral conduct and personal attachment. His recent publications include, “Impartiality, Close Friendships and the Confucian Tradition” and “Confucian Ethics and Care: An Amicable Split?” and “Daoism and Disability: Rethinking Disability through Classical Daoist Thought.” He has completed several translations of works in Chinese philosophy, including Li Zehou’s book A History Classical Chinese Thought (中国古代思想史论).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Classical Chinese Thought, Philosophy of Sport, Translation Studies
I am interested in questions of cross-cultural comparison, and the relationship between classical texts and contemporary thinking and paradigms. I'm currently working on a comparative study of sport in both Western thought and its possible analogues in the Chinese social and intellectual traditions. I am a fan of the English Premier League football team Everton, and have written about the question of fandom.
Published: Oct 10, 2016 by Philosophy East and West 66(4), 1056-68.
Authors: Lambert, A, Paul D’Ambrosio & Robert Carleo III
This introduction offers a short account of Li Zehou’s philosophical influence in China and abroad. A lexicon is included that briefly explains some of Li’s own concepts, mentioned in his text A Response to Michael Sandel and Other Matters. Many of Li’s writings are drawn on, with a particular focus on explaining his ideas according to how they are employed in his Response.
Published: Sep 10, 2016 by Asia Network Exchange 23(2), 107-23
Authors: Andrew Lambert
n this essay I offer an alternative perspective on how to organize class material for courses in Chinese philosophy for predominately American students. Instead of selecting topics taken from common themes in Western discourses, I suggest a variety of organizational strategies based on themes from the Chinese texts themselves, such as tradition, ritual, family, and guanxi (關係), which are rooted in the Chinese tradition but flexible enough to organize a broad range of philosophical material.