Professor Lambert’s research focuses on the intersections of contemporary ethical theory and Confucian thought, particularly the relationship between conceptions of moral conduct and personal attachment.  

He has been a Mombusho scholar at Kyoto University, and a visiting scholar at Peking University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently working on a translation of a book by contemporary Chinese thinker Li Zehou.

He previously taught at Smith College, MA, and Western New England University, MA.


Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa

M.A., Philosophy, Durham University, UK

B.A., Social and Political Studies, Sheffield University, UK

Scholarship / Publications

“Confucian thought and care ethics: an amicable split?”  Forthcoming in Feminist Encounters with Confucius, Mat Foust and Sor-Hoon Tan (eds).

“Rethinking disability through classical Daoist thought.” Forthcoming in World Religions and Disability Studies: Making the Connections, Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus (eds), Baylor University Press

“Friendship East and West: How the Confucians help us rethink the morality of friendship.” Forthcoming in Conceptualizing Friendship – its meaning and practice in time and Place, Carla Risseeuw (ed),

“Pleasure in Mencius I.”
Warring States Papers: Studies in Chinese and Comparative Philology, v.2 (2014)

“Ecocentrism and The Precautionary Principle.”         
  ‘The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues’, Salem Press (2010)

“The way of the football fan as the life of virtue.”  
in ‘Soccer and Philosophy’, Popular Culture and Philosophy series, Open Court Publishing (2010)

Last Updated: 09.16.2015