Are you interested in questions about whether non-human animals can be moral and about how answers to that bear on questions about moral status?  Are you interested in learning about Confucian debates on these topics?  If you answer yes to either question, please click on the link to check out Youngsun Back’s intriguing paper, ‘Are animals moral?: Zhu Xi and Jeong Yakyong’s views on nonhuman animals,’ and make note of the cross-cultural discussion that will start next Tuesday (Nov 5th).  Mark Rowlands (Miami), author of  Can Animals be Moral? (OUP, 2012), will kick things off with a critical precis of Professor Back’s paper.  You are invited to join the discussion then!