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Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Erin Cline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This work examines and compares the role of a sense of justice in the ethical and political thought of Confucius (Kongzi) and John Rawls, and presents an argument concerning why comparative studies ... More


The Analects: A Guide

Erin M. Cline

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190863111
eISBN:
9780190863159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Analects (Lunyu) is not only a collection of the teachings of Kongzi (Confucius) that describes how to follow the Way; it is a sacred text. This book examines why we ought to regard the Analects ... More


Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Stephen C. Angle

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190062897
eISBN:
9780190062927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062897.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Growing Moral engages its readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. It draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from ... More


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

Philip J. Ivanhoe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This volume addresses a common yet mistaken view of Confucianism as timeless and monolithic by presenting a philosophically critical account of different Confucian thinkers and schools, across place ... More


Disciples, Commentators, and Canonical Status

Erin M. Cline

in The Analects: A Guide

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190863111
eISBN:
9780190863159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863111.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The canonical status of the Analects was achieved through the work of Kongzi’s disciples, the writings of traditional Confucian commentators, the formal recognition and inclusion of the Analects in ... More


Distinguishing What Only Seems to Be

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of an essay by Zhang, which provides not only a subtle account of a widely condemned human failing but also echoes of his personal disappointment in the ... More


The Sense of Justice in the Analects

Erin M. Cline

in Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 describes and analyzes Kongzi's (Confucius’) view of a sense of justice as it is seen in the Analects, including its relationship to the Confucian virtues, its connection to the account of ... More


Two Senses of Justice

Erin M. Cline

in Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 compares the senses of justice in Rawls and the Analects. It discusses some significant differences and similarities between the two accounts, with a special emphasis placed on the contrast ... More


Infants, Children, and Early Confucian Moral Cultivation

Erin M. Cline

in Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171557
eISBN:
9780231539043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171557.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter delves deeper into what early Confucian thinkers have to say about moral cultivation during childhood, especially in the earliest years of a child's life and youth. It presents three ... More


The Humanities at Work: Confucian Resources for Social and Policy Change

Erin M. Cline

in Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171557
eISBN:
9780231539043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171557.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues how Confucianism's views on moral cultivation can not only help in the development of a child, but in society as well as they can lead to certain kinds of social and policy ... More


Ritual as Material Culture

James A. Flath

in Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality, and the First Temple of Confucius

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853709
eISBN:
9780824868741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853709.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 concerns the ritual system that was embedded in the architecture, finding that like architecture, ritual was an active culture of transaction and negotiation, and that the built environment ... More


The Sorrow of Regret

Michael D. K. Ing

in The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter and the next chapter describe the role of regret in early Confucian thought. In light of the previous two chapters, this chapter demonstrates that moral distress in early Confucian texts ... More


The Conflictual World of the Sages

Michael D. K. Ing

in The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores irresolvable value conflicts with regard to sages. It begins with portrayals of early sages such as Yao and Shun as compromised figures in a broad array of early Chinese texts. ... More


Introduction

Stephen C. Angle

in Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190062897
eISBN:
9780190062927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062897.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that Confucianism’s teachings about how to live continue to resonate everywhere there are parents, children, and families; everywhere people feel stirrings of compassion for ... More


The History of Confucianism

Stephen C. Angle

in Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190062897
eISBN:
9780190062927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062897.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter summarizes the history of Confucianism, focusing on the five Confucian philosophers who are the book’s main heroes: Kongzi, Mengzi, Xunzi, Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming. It emphasizes that for ... More


Listen to the Right Music

Stephen C. Angle

in Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190062897
eISBN:
9780190062927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062897.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines how it is that music affects us, especially in its ability to unite and sustain community. Because of its power, music is an important part of cultivating a good Confucian life, ... More


Is the Analects a Sacred Text?

Erin M. Cline

in The Analects: A Guide

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190863111
eISBN:
9780190863159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863111.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

While many have not regarded the Confucian Analects as a sacred or religious text, the Analects bears the features of a sacred text. Exploring the origins of the word “sacred” and its contemporary ... More


Date, Authorship, and Historical Context

Erin M. Cline

in The Analects: A Guide

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190863111
eISBN:
9780190863159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863111.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Analects is a text with multiple authors and was compiled over time, yet is unified by a variety of themes and ideas as well as an emphasis on Kongzi as a teacher and as an exemplar: it is the ... More


The Sacred in the Everyday

Erin M. Cline

in The Analects: A Guide

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190863111
eISBN:
9780190863159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863111.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

An appreciation for the sacred, including a deep sense of reverence, awe, and solemnity concerning particular things and people, is expressed throughout the Analects in its discussion of a rich ... More


Spirits and Tian in the Analects

Erin M. Cline

in The Analects: A Guide

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190863111
eISBN:
9780190863159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863111.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The importance of having reverence for different kinds of spiritual entities or forces is expressed throughout the text of the Analects, and those passages that discuss nature spirits, ancestral ... More


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