The Ethics Of Confucius

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The Ethics Of Confucius

Author : Confucius
ISBN : 9783849653378
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the early American missionaries to China tells us that when he had finally convinced a Chinese scholar that there were schools in America the immediate assumption was: “Then the people of your honorable nation are also acquainted with the books of Confucius.” It was a false assumption, and yet it is a great pity that more Americans are not familiar with the teachings which have moulded the lives of countless millions of our fellow creatures. An easy means of approach is offered by Mr. Miles Menander Dawson in “The Ethics of Confucius”, for he has culled choice passages from the works of the Master and his commentators and gathered them under seven heads, such as “What Constitutes the Superior Man,” “Self-Development,” “The Family,” “The State,” etc., and he has added a running comment of his own to link them together. Dr. Wu Ting Fang has provided a brief “foreword”.
Category: Philosophy

The Ethics Of Confucius

Author : Miles Menander Dawson
ISBN : 9781465577337
Genre : Ethics
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Category: Ethics

The Ethics Of Confucius And Aristotle

Author : Jiyuan Yu
ISBN : 9781136748554
Genre : Philosophy
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As a comparative study of the virtue ethics of Aristotle and Confucius, this book explores how they each reflect upon human good and virtue out of their respective cultural assumptions, conceptual frameworks, and philosophical perspectives. It does not simply take one side as a framework to understand the other; rather, it takes them as mirrors for each other and seeks to develop new readings and perspectives of both ethics that would be unattainable if each were studied on its own.
Category: Philosophy

Ethics In The Confucian Tradition

Author : P. J. Ivanhoe
ISBN : 0872205975
Genre : Philosophy
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Ivanhoe (philosophy and Asian languages and cultures, U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor) revises the 1990 first edition, published by The American Academy of Religion, partly in response to its critical reception. He examines the moral philosophy of Wang (1472-1529) in light of its relation to the moral philosophy of Mengzi, highlighting how Wang recasts Mengzi's moral teachings in terms characteristic of his own time. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Philosophy

Virtue Ethics And Confucianism

Author : Stephen Angle
ISBN : 9781134068180
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume presents the fruits of an extended dialogue among American and Chinese philosophers concerning the relations between virtue ethics and the Confucian tradition. Based on recent advances in English-language scholarship on and translation of Confucian philosophy, the book demonstrates that cross-tradition stimulus, challenge, and learning are now eminently possible. Anyone interested in the role of virtue in contemporary moral philosophy, in Chinese thought, or in the future possibilities for cross-tradition philosophizing will find much to engage with in the twenty essays collected here.
Category: Philosophy

Color Me Confucius

Author : William Bodri
ISBN : 0998076481
Genre : Philosophy
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Breathing new life into the fields of philosophy and spirituality, the self-cultivation practices of the Confucian way, reinterpreted for modern times, are once again a great blessing for humanity. Similar to vipassana, the methods of mindfulness and self-correction can help us cut off mental afflictions, master our automatic mental processes, increase our mental clarity and elevate our rational thinking processes. Used by individuals bent on self-improvement such as Yuan Liao Fan, Benjamin Franklin, Frank Better and others, they have led many to the heights of personal worldly success. Confucius also provided us guidelines on how to manage states and prevent the fracturing of social cohesion that threatens many countries today. The principles of cultivation taught by Confucius, Mencius, Wang Yang-ming and others not only include mastering your mind and behavior, but your body and its internal energy as well. In this way they also help us to achieve greater levels of health and vitality. They prevent us from becoming errant men of business and can help us find a meaningful life purpose or multiple purposes within life. Taken to the utmost perfection that entails fully transcending our animal nature, the stages of Confucian cultivation enable the most successful adherents to achieve the status of a sage.
Category: Philosophy

Confucian Ethics Today

Author : Weiming Tu
ISBN : UCLA:31158012260989
Genre : Confucian ethics
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Confucian Studies

Author : Xinzhong Yao
ISBN : OSU:32435081358848
Genre : Philosophy
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While having substantially declined in political and social influence, Confucianism was revived by leading intellectuals (so-called Modern New Confucians) in the twentieth century to deal with perennial problems facing modern people and society. It is against this background that Confucian Studies has become an increasingly important subject taught in universities and colleges in North America, Europe, East Asia, and Australia. With more and more universities and colleges offering courses on or relating to Confucian philosophy, ethics, religion, and politics, this new collection from Routledge answers the urgent need for a source book in contemporary Confucian Studies.
Category: Philosophy

Ethics In Early China

Author : Chris Fraser
ISBN : 9789888028931
Genre : Philosophy
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Early Chinese ethics has attracted increasing scholarly and social attention in recent years as the virtue ethics movement in Western philosophy has sparked renewed interest in Confucianism and Daoism. At the same time, intellectuals and social commentators throughout greater China have looked to the Chinese ethical tradition for resources to evaluate the role of traditional cultural values in the contemporary world. Publications on early Chinese ethics have tended to focus inordinate and uncritical attention toward Confucianism, while relatively neglecting Daoism, Mohism, and shared features of Chinese moral psychology. This book aims to rectify this imbalance by including essays on Daoism and Confucianism, early Chinese moral psychology including widely neglected views of the Mohists and newly reconstructed accounts of the "embodied virtue" tradition, which ties ethics to physical cultivation. The volume also includes essays addressing the broader question of the value of comparative philosophy generally and of studying early Chinese ethics in particular. The book should have a wide readership among professional scholars and graduate students in Chinese philosophy, specifically Confucian ethics, Daoist ethics, and comparative ethics. Chris Fraseris associate professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. Dan Robins is assistant professor of Chinese philosophy at Stockton College of New Jersey.Timothy O'Learyis associate professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. Contributors include Roger Ames, Stephen Angle, Sin yee Chan, Jiwei Ci, Chris Fraser, Jane Geaney, William Haines, Chad Hansen, Manyul Im, P.J. Ivanhoe, Franklin Perkins, Lisa Raphals, Dan Robins, Henry Rosemont, Jr., David Wong, and Lee Yearley.
Category: Philosophy

Reconstructionist Confucianism

Author : Ruiping Fan
ISBN : 9048131561
Genre : Philosophy
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Contrasting with conventional Neo-Confucian attempts to recast the Confucian heritage in light of modern Western values, this book offers a Reconstructionist Confucian project to reclaim Confucian resources to meet contemporary moral and public policy challenges. Ruiping Fan argues that popular accounts of human goods and social justice within the dominant individualist culture of the West are too insubstantial to direct a life of virtue and a proper structure of society. Instead, he demonstrates that the moral insights of Confucian thought are precisely those needed to fill the moral vacuum developing in post-communist China and to address similar problems in the West. The book has a depth of reflection on the Confucian tradition through a comparative philosophical strategy and a breadth of contemporary issues addressed unrivaled by any other work on these topics. It is the first in English to explore not only the endeavor to revive Confucianism in contemporary China, but also brings such an endeavor to bear upon the important ethical, social, and political difficulties being faced in 21st century China. The book should be of interest to any philosopher working in application of traditional Chinese philosophy to contemporary issues as well as any reader interested in comparative cultural and ethical studies.
Category: Philosophy

On Adam Smith And Confucius

Author : Wei-Bin Zhang
ISBN : 1560727659
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is part of a broad study about Confucianism and its implications for modernisation of the Confucian regions (covering Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore). The purpose of this book is to compare the ethical, social and economical principles advocated by Adam Smith and Confucius. Adam Smith is the most influential thinker in developed economies in modern times. Confucius was the most influential thinker in the Confucian regions before the West became influential in these regions. The book shows that it is important to compare the two great thinkers in order to understand whether or not Westernisation of the Confucian regions is sustainable and whether or not there will be 'clashes of civilisations' between the Confucian regions and the West.
Category: Philosophy

Confucian Ren And Feminist Ethics Of Care

Author : Lijun Yuan
ISBN : 9781498558198
Genre : Philosophy
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Confucian traditions have ingrained gender stratifications in Chinese culture today. Yuan proposes re-reading early Confucian texts as a vision of Ren with Dao with the unity of heaven, earth, and humanity, in order to reclaim the egalitarian aspects and develop openness for gender equity with integration of feminist critical care ethics.
Category: Philosophy

Confucian Ethics

Author : Kwong-Loi Shun
ISBN : 0521796571
Genre : Philosophy
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Confucian Bioethics

Author : Ruiping Fan
ISBN : 9780306468674
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume explores Confucian views regarding the human body, health, virtue, suffering, suicide, euthanasia, `human drugs,' human experimentation, and justice in health care distribution. These views are rooted in Confucian metaphysical, cosmological, and moral convictions, which stand in contrast to modern Western liberal perspectives in a number of important ways. In the contemporary world, a wide variety of different moral traditions flourish; there is real moral diversity. Given this circumstance, difficult and even painful ethical conflicts often occur between the East and the West with regard to the issues of life, birth, reproduction, and death. The essays in this volume analyze the ways in which Confucian bioethics can clarify important moral concepts, provide arguments, and offer ethical guidance. The volume should be of interest to both general readers coming afresh to the study of bioethics, ethics, and Confucianism, as well as for philosophers, ethicists, and other scholars already familiar with the subject.
Category: Philosophy

Early Confucian Ethics

Author : Kim Chong Chong
ISBN : UOM:39015066883011
Genre : Philosophy
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"Explores the ethical theories of three early Confucian thinkers, Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi"--Provided by publisher.
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Confucius And The Analects

Author : Bryan W. Van Norden
ISBN : 0195350820
Genre : Religion
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Confucius is one of the most influential figures--as historical individual and as symbol--in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly under dispute. Surprisingly, this volume is the first and only anthology on these topics in English. Here, contributors apply a variety of different methodologies (including philosophical, phililogical, and religious) and address a number of important topics, from Confucius and Western "virtue ethics" to Confucius' attitude toward women to the historical composition of the text of the Analects. Scholars will appreciate the rigor of these essays, while students and beginners will find them accessible and engaging.
Category: Religion

Confucian Ethics Of The Axial Age

Author : Heiner Roetz
ISBN : 0791416496
Genre : Philosophy
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Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age describes the formative period of Chinese culture--the last centuries of the Zhou dynasty--as an early epoch of enlightenment. It comprehensively reconstructs the ethical discourse as thought gradually became emancipated from tradition and institutions. Rather than presenting a chronology of different thinkers and works, this book discusses the systematic aspects of moral philosophies. Based on original texts, Roetz focuses on filial piety; the conflict between the family and the state; the legitimating of the political order; the virtues of loyalty, friendship, and harmony; concepts of justice; the principle of humaneness and its different readings; the Golden Rule; the moral person; the autonomous self, motivation, decision and conscience; and various attempts to ground morality in religion, human nature, or reason. These topics are arranged in such a way that the genetic structure and the logical development of the moral reasoning becomes apparent. From this detached perspective, conventional morality is either rejected or critically reestablished under the restraint of new abstract and universal norms. This makes the Chinese developments part of the ancient worldwide movement of enlightenment of the axial age.
Category: Philosophy

Confucian Political Ethics

Author : Daniel A. Bell
ISBN : 140082866X
Genre : Political Science
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For much of the twentieth century, Confucianism was condemned by Westerners and East Asians alike as antithetical to modernity. Internationally renowned philosophers, historians, and social scientists argue otherwise in Confucian Political Ethics. They show how classical Confucian theory--with its emphasis on family ties, self-improvement, education, and the social good--is highly relevant to the most pressing dilemmas confronting us today. Drawing upon in-depth, cross-cultural dialogues, the contributors delve into the relationship of Confucian political ethics to contemporary social issues, exploring Confucian perspectives on civil society, government, territorial boundaries and boundaries of the human body and body politic, and ethical pluralism. They examine how Confucianism, often dismissed as backwardly patriarchal, can in fact find common ground with a range of contemporary feminist values and need not hinder gender equality. And they show how Confucian theories about war and peace were formulated in a context not so different from today's international system, and how they can help us achieve a more peaceful global community. This thought-provoking volume affirms the enduring relevance of Confucian moral and political thinking, and will stimulate important debate among policymakers, researchers, and students of politics, philosophy, applied ethics, and East Asian studies. The contributors are Daniel A. Bell, Joseph Chan, Sin Yee Chan, Chenyang Li, Richard Madsen, Ni Lexiong, Peter Nosco, Michael Nylan, Henry Rosemont, Jr., and Lee H. Yearley.
Category: Political Science

The Sage And The Second Sex

Author : Chenyang Li
ISBN : 0812694198
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume offers new insights into the role of women in ancient China, their important contributions to society, and their pursuit of personal growth and fulfillment. The position that Confucianism may actually foster gender equity is particularly interesting in discussions of whether the Confucian worldview is degrading or repressive toward women.
Category: Philosophy