Confucian ethics: A comparative study of self, autonomy, and community



© Cambridge University Press 2004. The Chinese ethical tradition has often been thought to oppose Western views of the self as autonomous and possessed of individual rights with views that emphasize the centrality of relationship and community to the self. The essays in this collection discuss the validity of that contrast as it concerns Confucianism, the single most influential Chinese school of thought. Alasdair MacIntyre, the single most influential philosopher to articulate the need for dialogue across traditions, contributes a concluding essay of commentary. This is the only consistently philosophical collection on Asia and human rights and could be used in courses on comparative ethics, political philosophy, and Asian area studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shun, KL; Wong, DB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Volume / Issue

  • 9780521792172 /

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 228

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780521792172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/CBO9780511606960

Citation Source

  • Scopus