Relational and Autonomous Selves

Journal Article (Academic article)

I discuss the way that the Chinese self could truly be said to be relational and argue that this sense of relationality is compatible with a significant form of moral autonomy that is highly valued in Confucianism. It is in fact a kind of autonomy free of questionable assumptions about the exemption of human beings from the laws of nature.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wong, D

Published Date

  • December 2004

Published In

  • Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 419 - 432