Confucian ethics in Western discourse / Wai-ying Wong
- Wong, Wai-ying
- London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Characteristics of Confucian Ethics -- 1.The Concept of Morality in Confucian Ethics -- 2.The Moral and Non-Moral Virtues in Confucian Ethics -- 3.Confucian Ethics: Universalistic or Particularistic? -- 4.The Resolution of Moral Dilemma---From the Confucian Perspective -- 5.The Unity of Heaven and Man: A New Interpretation -- 6.Human Nature in Confucianism: As Understood and Developed by Contemporary Neo-Confucian Philosophers MOU Zongsan and TANG Junyi -- pt. Two Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse -- 7.Ren, Empathy, and the Agent-Relative Approach in Confucian Ethics -- 8.Confucian Ethics and Virtue Ethics -- 9.Confucian Ethics and Virtue Ethics Revisited -- 10.Virtues in Aristotelian and Confucian Ethics -- 11.Aristotle's Practical Wisdom and Mencius' Xin -- 12.Rethinking the Presuppositions of Business Ethics: From Aristotelian Approach to Confucian Ethics -- pt. Three The Heritage and Development of Neo-Confucianism: The Thought of Cheng Brothers -- 13.The Thought of CHENG Hao -- 14.The Thought of CHENG Yi -- 15.Morally Bad in the Philosophy of the Cheng Brothers -- 16.The Status of Li in the Cheng Brothers' Philosophy -- 17.The Thesis of Single-Rootedness in the Philosophy of CHENG Hao -- pt. Four Confucian Ethics and Contemporary Cultural Phenomena -- 18.Reflections on the "Confucian Heritage Culture" Learner's Phenomenon -- 19.Confucianism and Contemporary Education Phenomena.
- Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse brings Chinese philosophers into dialogue with contemporary moral philosophers, identifying how ancient Chinese philosophy can contribute to Western discussions of moral philosophy. Covering the characteristics and significance of the Confucian ethical tradition, this study introduces the main concepts, discusses differing perspectives of moral dilemmas and closely examines whether Confucian ethics should be considered as virtue ethics in the Western tradition. Through analysis of the meaning of virtues in Confucian ethics it draws comparison with virtues in Aristotlelian moral philosophy, and offers an in-depth review of the thought of Cheng Brothers in the Song Dynasty, shedding light on current ethical issues. With careful textual studies and philosophical perceptiveness, Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse connects ancient Chinese thought and contemporary problems in Western philosophy.
- 9781474285872 (hardback) and 1474285872 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Ann Menges Libraries Endowment ; 2018
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