Mr Waldemar Brys
Casual Academic

Mr Waldemar Brys

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I am a Scientia PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney studying epistemology and classical Chinese philosophy.

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Brys W, 2022, 'The Epistemology of Mengzian Extension', in Lai KL (ed.), Knowers and Knowledge in East-West Philosophy Epistemology Extended, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 43 - 61,
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Brys W, 2023, 'Doing What You Really Want: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mengzi', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 31, pp. 137 - 140,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Brys W, 2023, 'Extending Kindness: A Confucian Account', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Brys W, 2023, 'Virtuous actions in the Mengzi', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 31, pp. 2 - 22,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Brys W, 2022, 'The Difference Between Ren and Yi: Mengzi’s Anti-Guodianism at 6A4-5', Sophia,
  • Conference Presentations | 2022
    Brys W, 2022, 'Translating Epistemic Terms in Zhu Xi', presented at British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference 2022, University of Edinburgh, 21 April 2022 - 23 April 2022

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (2019 - 2023)

Travel Grant of the Freie Universität Berlin (2019)

Chinese Government Scholarship (Cooperative Program with Provinces & Autonomous Regions) (2016 - 2018)

UNSW HDR Research Output Award 2022

UNSW HDR Research Output Award 2021


In-print (accepted and forthcoming):

  • "Epistemology in the Mencius." In Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Mencius, edited by Yang Xiao and Kim-chong Chong.





Conference Presentations


  • 23.04. "Translating Epistemic Terms in Zhu Xi." Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 29.06. "The Practicality of Mengzian Intellectual Virtue." 22. International Conference of the ISCP, East China Normal University, China.


  • 10.12. "Virtuous Actions in the Mengzi." International Society of East Asian Philosophy Conference, Meiji University, Japan.


  • 21.10. "Dealing with Ancient Texts: Historical vs Rational Reconstruction", HAL Postgraduate Conference, UNSW, Australia.


  • 25.03. “Is Confucianism Globally Viable? Mengzi and Gaozi on Impartiality and Differentiated Care”, International Conference on Justice and Progress, Fudan University, China.


  • 01.06. “Zhuangzi is not a Skeptic”, 12. International Conference on Daoist Studies, Beijing Normal University, China.


  • 12.11. “Mengzi and Innate Moral Dispositions”, 3. International Symposium of the Yearbook for Eastern and Western Philosophy, Southwest Minzu University, Chengdu, China.


  • 18.03. “Lebensbejahung als Gegenideal”, 3. Forum Junger Nietzscheforschung, Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche, Weimar.


  • 27.05. “The Eternal Recurrence and Life Affirmation”, King's College London, Graduate Philosophy Workshop, UK.
  • 01.07. “Global Ethics: In Search of Alternatives”, Zagreb Applied Ethics Conference 2015, Croatia.
  • 20.07. “Virtue Ethics as a Global Ethics”, 52. Ethics Conference of the Societas Ethica, University of Linköping, Sweden.
  • 18.09. “Eternal Recurrence as a Nietzschean Ideal”, 21. International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, University of Hull, UK.