March 14, 2010

Stimulating Discussion with Bill Haines

It's all been taking place here. The conversation expands from a discussion on 命 and its particular usage in Yangist prose (something more agreeable with "inevitability") to the Yangist philosophical outlook in general. Some of his responses and critiques could benefit from lengthier responses, both those of my own "Yangist apologetics" and from the founder's mouth, so I'm sure that there will be parallel pieces for me to write here.

From what I've gathered in doing some research on my conversation partner, he's very well-suited for a discussion on good old 楊家 if this piece on consequentialism and this publication on Youzi are sufficient indicators. If he happens to read this, I hope he'll forward any other links that he'd like to have associated with his professional work.