Tag: Philosophy and Culture,


Your Highness, Mr. Policeman: The Taiwanese Perception of the Policeman during the Japanese Colonial Rule

This article examines the image of the policeman when Taiwan was under Japanese rule (1895-1945) through textual and linguistic analysis. It focuses on the process of how a foreign authority was transformed from a law abiding public servant to a ruthless mighty tyrant in the name of gaining full control and access to a land


Historical Justice or the Dusk of the West? Messianism and Catastrophism in the Inter-War Philosophical Thought

A quarter-century ago F. Fukuyama announced the end of history, understood in Hegelian terms as a process of a realization of the consciousness of freedom. His statement was immediately met with criticism ( with the harshest one coming from S. P Huntington), stating that further course of history, understood as a process of conflicts between


Empirically Informed Theorizing About Justice and Distributive Justice Reasoning Among Asians

Although some philosophers who are committed to applying the method of wide reflective equilibrium to theories of justice have already argued that evidence from the social sciences should inform theorizing about distributive justice, it remains unclear how or whether evidence on the impact of sociocultural factors on patterns of reasoning about just distribution should similarly