Confucian Political Ethics
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.
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of the human person as an individual , if by this term one means to suggest the
presence of a free and autonomous self . Confucianism fundamentally distrusts
such axiomatic propositions in European and North American political culture as
As noted earlier , Mencius suggested that the leader of the small Teng state
threatened by larger neighbors should ... This passage suggests that the people's
support is crucial for successful warfare ( see also 2B.1 ) .42 It also suggests the ...
Regarding attachment to particular tracts of land , Mencius does suggest that
land may have value and that people can justifiably fight back attempts to
conquer their land ( 1B.15 ) , but the context of the passage suggests that
abdication is a ...