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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


Virtue and a Feminist Ethics of Care

Ruth Groenhout

in Virtues and Their Vices

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199645541
eISBN:
9780191744549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that the widespread tendency to treat an ethics of care as a version of virtue theory derives from a faulty set of assumptions. In the standard taxonomy of ethical theories there ... More


The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

Michael David Kaulana Ing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924899
eISBN:
9780199980437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book describes how early Confucians coped with situations where their rituals failed to achieve their intended aims. In contrast to most contemporary interpreters of Confucianism, the book ... More


Jeong Yakyong (Dasan)

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Like Dai Zhen in China and Itō Jinsai in Japan, Jeong Yakyong or Dasan rejected the orthodox neo-Confucian view of principle and its related theories of the moral heart-mind and self-cultivation, ... More


The Nineteenth-Century Synthesis in Confucian Learning

Barry C. Keenan

in Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834968
eISBN:
9780824868499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834968.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter follows the developments in Confucian learning during the nineteenth century. During this time, several of the new Qing dynasty academies followed the eighteenth-century emphasis on both ... More


Womanly Ideals in the Liao and Jin Periods

Linda Cooke Johnson

in Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines models of virtuous women described in the Liao and Jin dynastic histories, whose exemplary behavior reflected contemporary social expectations. Well-behaved women have been ... More


Filial Piety and the Traditional Chinese Rural Community: An Alternative Ethical Paradigm for Modern Aging Societies

Yang Liuxin, Baoyan Cheng, and Xu Di

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/9780824839673.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the ethical implications of aging in a modern society. Drawing on traditional Confucian ethics as well as local community ethics based on a close reading of the Analects of ... More


Compassion and Moral Guidance

Steve Bein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836412
eISBN:
9780824871406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836412.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Compassion is a word we use frequently but rarely precisely. One reason we lack a philosophically precise understanding of compassion is that moral philosophers today give it virtually no attention. ... More


The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Michael Ing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought is about the necessity, and even value, of vulnerability in human experience. In this book, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into ... More


The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Haiyan Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book investigates the modern Chinese moral imagination through the figure of the stranger. Strangers are outsiders who come into our communities and stay with us, bringing alien manners and ... More


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