Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Hong Kong University Press
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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 sparked renewed interest in Confucianism and Daoism. Meanwhile, 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 uncritical attention toward Confucianism, while neglecting Daoism, Mohism, and shared features of Chinese moral psychology. This book aims to rectify this imbalance with provocative interpretations of classical ethical theories 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 addresses 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.
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Chris Fraser and Timothy O'Leary are associate professors of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. Dan Robins is associate professor of philosophy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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Hong Kong University Press
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Published on
Aug 1, 2011
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9789888028931
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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