Sarah A Mattice

Assistant Professor

Philosophy & Religious Studies • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Aesthetics, Buddhism, Hermeneutics

Education

PhD in Philosophy from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, August 2011

 

M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, May 2007

 

B.A. in Philosophy, Spanish Literature, from Eckerd College, May 2005

Biography

Sarah Mattice is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Her specializations are in Comparative Philosophy, East Asian Philosophies and Religious Traditions, and Aesthetics. At UNF she often teaches courses such as Chinese Philosophy, Japanese Philosophy, Buddhism, Aesthetics, and Ethics East and West. 

Awards

AWARDS, HONORS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Outstanding International Leadership Award Nominee. 2015. University of North Florida.

Academic Affairs Faculty Development Interdisciplinary Research Grant. 2015. With Drs. Julie Ingersoll and
Paul Carelli. University of North Florida.

2014 UNF Mentor of the Year Nominee. 2014. University of North Florida.

Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant. 2015. With Dr. Paul Carelli. University of North Florida.

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Finalist. 2013-2014. University of North Florida.

Osprey Ovation. 2013. University of North Florida.

Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant. 2013. With Dr. Paul Carelli. University of North Florida.

International Center Summer Grant. 2012. University of North Florida.

Chung-Fong and Grace Ning Excellence in Chinese Studies Award. 2011. The Center for Chinese Studies,
University of Hawai’i.

Wing Tsit-Chan Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Philosophy; East West Center Degree Fellow. Fall 2010 to
Spring 2012 (declined).

Graduate Assistantship. Fall 2007 to Spring 2010. Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i.

Ruth Kleinfeld-Lenny Travel Award. , December 2009, April 2009, July 2010. Department of Philosophy,
University of Hawai’i.

Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant. April 2009. University of Hawai’i.

Ruth Kleinfeld-Lenny Award for Excellence in Practical Philosophy. March 2007. Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i

Pan-Pacific Tuition Scholarship. Spring 2006 – Spring 2007 Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i.

Presidential Scholarship. Fall 2001 – Spring 2005. Eckerd College.
 

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs:

Metaphor and Metaphilosophy: Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience. Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion Series. Lexington Books, 2014.

Edited Books:

Levinas and Asian Thought. Edited with Leah Kalmanson and Frank Garrett. Duquesne Press, 2013.

Comparative Philosophy Today and Tomorrow, with Geoff Ashton and Joshua Kimber. Newcastle upon
Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

Edited Special Journal Issues:

AsiaNetwork, special issue on Teaching Comparative Philosophy, co-edited with Leah Kalmanson and Aaron Creller (Forthcoming Fall 2016).
Journal Articles:

“But Do They Know Its February in China? And Other Questions of Authority and Culture in Comparative Classrooms” in “Teaching Comparative Philosophy”, a special edition of AsiaNetwork (Forthcoming Spring 2016).

“The De of Levinas: Cultivating the Heart-Mind of Radical Passivity,” co-authored with Leah Kalmanson, Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1(2015).

“Artistry as Methodology: Aesthetic Experience and Chinese Philosophy,” Philosophy Compass 8.3 (2013): 199-209.

“Drinking to Get Drunk: Pleasure, Creativity, and Social Harmony in Greece and China,” Comparative
and Continental Philosophy Journal, 3.2(2011): 243-253.

“On ‘Rectifying’ Rectification: Reconsidering Zhengming in Light of Confucian Role Ethics,” Asian Philosophy, 20.3(2010): 247-260.

“Rethinking Combative Dialogue: Comparative Philosophy as a Resource for Examining Models of Dialogue,” Paideusis, 19.1(2010): 43-48.

Chapters in Books:

“Confucian Role Ethics: Issues of Naming, Translation, and Interpretation” in Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy, ed. Alexus McCleod, Bloomsbury Press (Forthcoming 2017).

“Daoist Aesthetics of the Everyday and the Fantastical” in The End of Art and the Promise of Beauty: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, ed. Kathleen Higgins, Shakti Maira, and Sonia Sikka, Springer Press (Forthcoming 2016).

“Methodological Inspiration for Teaching Chinese Philosophy” in Chinese Philosophy and Methodologies, ed. Sor-hoon Tan, Bloomsbury Press (Forthcoming 2016).

“Confucian Role Ethics in the 21st Century: Domestic Violence, Same-sex Marriage, and Christian Family Values,” in Feminist Encounters with Confucius. Edited by Sor-hoon Tan and Mathew Foust (Forthcoming 2016).

“Perspectives from China: Social Media and Living Well in a Chinese Context,” in Social Media and Living Well. Edited by Mitch Haney and Berrin Beasley. Lexington Press, 2015.

“’Interrogating’ Comparative Philosophy: The Prevalence of the Combat Metaphor” in Conflict and Harmony in Comparative Philosophy, Edited by Aaron Creller. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015.

“Introduction,” with Leah Kalmanson. In Levinas and Asian Thought, ed. by Leah Kalmanson, Frank Garrett, and Sarah Mattice. Pittsburgh: Duquesne Press, 2013. 1-9.

“Li and P4C: A Case Study of Confucian Li.” in Comparative Philosophy Today and Tomorrow, ed. Sarah
A. Mattice, Geoff Ashton, Joshua Kimber. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 8-20.

Book Reviews:

Why be Moral? Learning from the Neo-Confucian Cheng Brothers. Yong Huang, in Journal of Chinese Religions (Under Contract 2015).

Asian and Feminist Philosophies in Dialogue: Liberating Tradidtions. ed. Jennifer McWeeny and Ashby Butnor, in Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle Journal (Under Contract 2015).

Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey. ed. Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew K. Whitehead, in Philosophy East and West (Forthcoming in 65:4 October 2015).

Concepts and Categories of Emotion in East Asia. ed. Guisi Tamburello, in Journal of Chinese Philosophy 41(1-2) 2015: 224-227.

“Confucian Ethics in the 21st Century,” a Comment on Roger Ames’s Confucian Role Ethics: A Philosophical Vocabulary, in Author Meets Critics Book Symposium, Frontiers of Chinese Philosophy, 7(4) 2012: 610-615.

A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative, and Knowledge, ed. John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer, and Luca Pocci, in Teaching Philosophy, 33.2(2010): 220-223.

Wm. Theodore De Bary’s Confucian Tradition and Global Education, in China Review International, Vol. 16.1(2009): 93-98.

Joanne D. Birdwhistell’s Mencius and Masculinities: Dynamics of Power, Morality, and Maternal Thinking, in China Review International, 15.2(2008): 32-35.

Newsletter Contributions:

“Introducing the Society for Teaching Comparative Philosophy.” APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies 13.2(2014).



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Panel Chair, “Searching for the Source of Morality in Chinese and Western Philosophy”, and “Continental
Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Perspective”
Washington D.C. January 6-9, 2016. International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy, APA Eastern Division.

“Interdisciplinary Ethnography in China: The Trouble with Confucianism” Student and Faculty Panel
October 23-25th, 2015. Association of Chinese Professors of Social Science in the United States. UNF. (refereed)

“Methodological Inspiration for Teaching Chinese Philosophy”; Plenary Session, Chair
October 1-4, 2015. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference, Plenary Session. Monterey, CA. (refereed)

"Religions or Traditions: Problematizing the Category of 'Religion' through Field Work in China"
July 23-24, 2015. Society for Teaching Comparative Philosophy Workshops. Drake University. (invited)

“Chinese Philosophy and Religious Practice Study Abroad: Student Engaged Field Work” with Paul Carelli.
April 15, 2015. Spanning Boundaries: Scholarship on Teaching and Learning Conference. UNF. (refereed)

“Daoist Borders Between Ethics and Aesthetics: De å¾·, Mei 美, and the Heart-Mind 心of Radical Passivity”
March 25-27, 2015. Conference on Virtue and Beauty in Chinese Philosophy. Venice, Italy. (refereed)

“Confucianism, Transcendence, and Secular Categorization”
November 22-25, 2014. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. (refereed)


“孟子, 比喻,与元哲学” (“Mengzi, Metaphor, and Metaphilosophy”)
June 5-8, 2014. 孟子与邹鲁文化国际学术研讨会 International Conference on Mencius, Zoucheng, Shandong, China. (invited)

“Future Directions in Confucian Philosophy: Roger Ames, Jiang Qing, and ‘Progressive’ Confucianism”
March 13-15, 2014. Asian Studies Development Program 20th Anniversary Conference. Houston, TX. (invited)

“But Do They Know It’s February in China? And Other Questions of Authority and Culture in Comparative Classrooms”
February 28th-March 1st. Inaugural Meeting of the Society for Teaching Comparative Philosophy. University of North Florida. (invited)

“Metaphors and Metaphilosophy in China and the West”
July 12-14th, 2013. International Association for Comparative Study of China and the West: Bringing the Disciplines Together. Peking University. (refereed)

“’Interrogating’ Comparative Philosophy: The Prevalence of the Combat Metaphor”
July 8-11th, 2013. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy/Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Joint Meeting. National University of Singapore. (refereed)

“A Metaphorical Conversation: Gadamer and Zhuangzi on Textual Unity”
February 22-24th, 2013. International Hermeneutics Conference on Interpreting Philosophical Classics: Chinese and Western. Honolulu, HI. (refereed)

“Confucian Role Ethics in the 21st Century: Wife Beaters, Gay Marriage, and Family Values”
October 11-14th, 2012. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy. Carbondale, Il. (refereed)

“On the Possibility of Non-Combative Oppositionality: Chinese Philosophy of War, Buddhist Dharma Combat, and Compassionate Conversations”
March 8-10, 2012. Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle. San Diego, CA. (refereed)

“Intersections and Interventions: Chinese and Feminist Epistemologies”
November 18-19, 2011. Society for Women in Philosophy. London, England. (refereed)

“On Sustainable Philosophy: Philosophical Soldiers and Philosophical Artists”
May 25-28th, 2011. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference. Honolulu, HI. (refereed)

Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Transcontinental Philosophy: Interpreting Philosophy Across Borders and Idioms
Accepted Participant, July 12-30th, 2010, Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy.

“On the Possibility of Non-Violent Self-Knowledge: Knowing as Tihui (體會)”
July 4-9, 2010, International Levinas Society Meeting, Toulouse, France. (refereed)

“Radical Deference: A Daoist Response to the Levinasian Problem of Totalization.”
April 8-10th, 2010. Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle Annual Conference, Tokai University, Honolulu, HI. (refereed)

“On ‘Rectifying’ Rectification: Reconsidering 正名 in light of Confucian Role Ethics.”
Dec. 27-30, 2009. APA Eastern Conference, New York, NY. (refereed)

“Pluralist Implications: 
Rethinking the Combat Model of Dialogue.”
Dec. 3-6, 2009. 38th Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Honolulu, HI. (invited)

“Relationships of Ruling: Plato’s Laws and the Mengzi.”
April 7-12, 2009. APA Pacific Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (refereed)

“Li (禮) and P4C: A Case Study of Confucian Li.”
March 19-20, 2007. Uehiro CrossCurrents Conference in Comparative Philosophy, Honolulu, HI. (refereed)


INVITED LECTURES

“Buddhism and Violence”
Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church Sermon Series
February 21st, 2016

“Neo-Confucianism: A Brief Introduction”
UNF Confucius Institute Lecture Series
January 29th, 2016

“Interpreting Across Boundaries: Confucianism as Case Study”
International Studies Senior Seminar Lecture Series
October 9th, 2015

“Workshop: Teaching Tactics”
Society for Teaching Comparative Philosophy Meeting, Drake University
July 24th, 2015

“Introducing Buddhism”
Freshmen Orientation Lectures, UNF
July 9th, 13th, and August 20th, 2015

“Daoism and You”
Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church, “Our Sources” Sermon Series
June 28th, 2015

“Confucian Philosophy”
UNF Confucius Institute Lecture Series
April 10th, 2015

“Philosophy for Children”
Guest Workshop for the Jewish Community Alliance School Faculty
February 19th, 2015

“Life After the Ph.D.”
Guest Lecture for the Philosophy Students’ Association, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
December 18th, 2015.

“Walter Mignolo, Culture, and Colonialism”
Guest Lecture, IDH 2934 Cultural Fluency. University of North Florida.
Nov 20th, 2014.

“Buddhism and Violence”
Guest Lecture, REL 3148 Religion and Violence. University of North Florida.
Nov 3rd, 2014.

“The Way of Tea”
Guest Lecture, Honors LEAD Salon. University of North Florida.
February 17th, 2014.

“Origins and Developments in Ancient South Asia”
“Cultural and Religious Foundations of East Asia”
Guest Lecture, ASN 2003 Introduction to Asia. University of North Florida.
September 4th and 11th, 2013.
 

MatticeContact Information

(904) 620-1330

s.mattice@unf.edu


Office Hours

by appointment