BPCC Academic Board
Stephen C. Angle received his B.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Since 1994 he has taught at Wesleyan University, where he is now Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Wesleyan’s new College of East Asian Studies. In March of 2010, Angle presented the inaugural Tang Junyi Lecture Series at the University of Michigan. Together with Michael Slote, in the Summer of 2008 Angle co-directed an NEH Summer Seminar on “Traditions Into Dialogue: Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics,” which introduced 15 philosophers trained in Western virtue ethics to the Confucian tradition. Angle is a recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant, a Millicent C. McIntosh Fellowship, a Chiang Ching-Kuo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, and the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and he is a past President of the International Society for Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Philosophy. Angle is the author of Human Rights and Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry (Cambridge, 2002), Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy (Oxford, 2009), and Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (Polity, 2012), as well as co-editor and co-translator, with Marina Svensson, of The Chinese Human Rights Reader (M.E. Sharpe, 2001), and co-editor, with Michael Slote, of Virtue Ethics and Confucianism (Routledge, 2013).