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Individual Autonomy and Civil Liberties

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces a new Confucian perfectionist approach to individual autonomy and civil liberties. Confucianism has often been criticized for failing to recognize individual autonomy. But ... More


Human Rights as a Fallback Apparatus

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contends that the idea of human rights is compatible with the Confucian understanding of ethics and society, but that in the ideal society people will be guided by precepts of ... More


Prologue

Loubna El Amine

in Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This prologue discusses Classical Confucian political thought—its conception of government, of the relationship between ruler and ruled, of the methods of ruling, and of the obligations of ... More


Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Loubna El Amine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The intellectual legacy of Confucianism has loomed large in efforts to understand China's past, present, and future. While Confucian ethics has been thoroughly explored, the question remains: what ... More


Coming to Terms with Dysfunction

Michael David Kaulana Ing

in The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924899
eISBN:
9780199980437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924899.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how the scholarly field of Confucian ethics handles the issue of ritual failure. In particular, it examines how contemporary interpreters account for modifications of a ritual ... More


Confucian Conceptions of Order

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The impact of Confucius on Chinese philosophy and politics perhaps eclipses that of any other single human being, and the ethical teachings attributed to him lie today in many respects at the core of ... More


The Situationist Critique and Early Confucian Virtue Ethics

Edward Slingerland

in Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199967421
eISBN:
9780190219611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967421.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that strong versions of the situationist critique of virtue ethics are empirically and conceptually unfounded. It goes on to argue that, even if one accepts that the predictive ... More


Unequal Human Worth

Donald J. Munro

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

While accepting the utility and validity of holding that all people are equal under the law, I reject the claim that in private ethics or moral choices all people are of equal worth. This means that ... More


Confucianism's Political Implications for the Contemporary World

Ranjoo Seodu Herr

in Crediting God: Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233199
eISBN:
9780823233212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233199.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Some of the most pressing concerns of the contemporary world are economic justice, human rights, and democracy. Confucianism's successful adaptation to the contemporary ... More


Doing Justice to Justice: Seeking a More Capacious Conception of Justice from Confucian Role Ethics

Roger T. Ames

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines a more holistic and more robust notion of justice as an alternative to the clearer but less capacious idea of justice as principle. It begins with a discussion of the concrete ... More


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