The Resource Reconstructionist Confucianism : rethinking morality after the West, by Ruiping Fan, (electronic resource)

Reconstructionist Confucianism : rethinking morality after the West, by Ruiping Fan, (electronic resource)

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Reconstructionist Confucianism : rethinking morality after the West
Title
Reconstructionist Confucianism
Title remainder
rethinking morality after the West
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by Ruiping Fan
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Contrasting with conventional Neo-Confucian attempts to recast the Confucian heritage in light of modern Western values, this book offers a Reconstructionist Confucian project to reclaim Confucian resources to meet contemporary moral and public policy challenges. Ruiping Fan argues that popular accounts of human goods and social justice within the dominant individualist culture of the West are too insubstantial to direct a life of virtue and a proper structure of society. Instead, he demonstrates that the moral insights of Confucian thought are precisely those needed to fill the moral vacuum developing in post-communist China and to address similar problems in the West. The book has a depth of reflection on the Confucian tradition through a comparative philosophical strategy and a breadth of contemporary issues addressed unrivaled by any other work on these topics. It is the first in English to explore not only the endeavor to revive Confucianism in contemporary China, but also brings such an endeavor to bear upon the important ethical, social, and political difficulties being faced in 21st century China. The book should be of interest to any philosopher working in application of traditional Chinese philosophy to contemporary issues as well as any reader interested in comparative cultural and ethical studies. FAN Ruiping's courageous book addresses the question of what should replace communism in China. He defends a Confucian morality that sharply contrasts with liberal individualism and draws implications for concrete issues like morality in business and health-care reform. The book is both provocative and plausible, and it is a must-read for anybody concerned about China's future. And perhaps it will inspire liberals to question their own commitments.-Daniel A. Bell, Tsinghua University This is an important volume in contemporary philosophical thought, deeply and creatively rooted in Confucian scholarship. It is the only major attempt in English to capture Confucian thought that does not distort that thought through background Western philosophical assumptions and commitments. Fan’s work will have an enduring impact. In a world in which no one can ignore contemporary Chinese thought, this volume is essential reading.-Nicholas Capaldi, Loyola University New Orleans
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Fan, Ruiping
Dewey number
181.112
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BL1853
LC item number
.F36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Philosophical studies in contemporary culture
Series volume
v. 17
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Reconstructionist Confucianism : rethinking morality after the West, by Ruiping Fan, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Beyond Individualism: Familism as the Key to Virtuous Social Structure -- Confucian Morality: Why It Is in Tension with Contemporary Western Moral Commitments -- Virtue, Ren, and Familial Roles: Deflating Concerns with Individual Rights and Equality -- A Family-Oriented Civil Society: Treating People as Unequals -- Virtue as a Way of Life: Social Justice Reconsidered -- Virtue as the True Character of Social Obligations: Why Rawlsian Social Justice is Vicious -- Giving Priority to Virtue Over Justice and Rebuilding Chinese Health Care Principles -- Which Care? Whose Responsibility? And Why family? Filial Piety and Long Term Care for the Elderly -- The Market, the Goodness of Profit, and the Proper Character of Chinese Public Policy -- Towards a Directed, Benevolent Market Polity: Looking Beyond Social Democratic Approaches to Health Care -- How Egalitarianism Corrupted Chinese Medicine: Recovering the Synergy of the Pursuit of Virtue and Profit -- Honor, Shame, and the Pursuit of Excellence: Towards a Confucian Business Ethics -- Human Dominion Over Nature: Following the Sages -- Rites, not Rights: Towards a Richer Vision of the Human Condition -- Rites as the Foundations of Human Civilization: Rethinking the Role of the Confucian Li -- How Should We Solve Moral Dissensus? Liberals and Libertarians Have It All Wrong -- Appeal to Rites and Personhood -- Restoring the Confucian Personality and Filling the Moral Vaccum in Contemporary China
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unknown
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1 online resource (304 p.)
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online
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9781282839298
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computer
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10.1007/978-90-481-3156-3
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remote
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Label
Reconstructionist Confucianism : rethinking morality after the West, by Ruiping Fan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Beyond Individualism: Familism as the Key to Virtuous Social Structure -- Confucian Morality: Why It Is in Tension with Contemporary Western Moral Commitments -- Virtue, Ren, and Familial Roles: Deflating Concerns with Individual Rights and Equality -- A Family-Oriented Civil Society: Treating People as Unequals -- Virtue as a Way of Life: Social Justice Reconsidered -- Virtue as the True Character of Social Obligations: Why Rawlsian Social Justice is Vicious -- Giving Priority to Virtue Over Justice and Rebuilding Chinese Health Care Principles -- Which Care? Whose Responsibility? And Why family? Filial Piety and Long Term Care for the Elderly -- The Market, the Goodness of Profit, and the Proper Character of Chinese Public Policy -- Towards a Directed, Benevolent Market Polity: Looking Beyond Social Democratic Approaches to Health Care -- How Egalitarianism Corrupted Chinese Medicine: Recovering the Synergy of the Pursuit of Virtue and Profit -- Honor, Shame, and the Pursuit of Excellence: Towards a Confucian Business Ethics -- Human Dominion Over Nature: Following the Sages -- Rites, not Rights: Towards a Richer Vision of the Human Condition -- Rites as the Foundations of Human Civilization: Rethinking the Role of the Confucian Li -- How Should We Solve Moral Dissensus? Liberals and Libertarians Have It All Wrong -- Appeal to Rites and Personhood -- Restoring the Confucian Personality and Filling the Moral Vaccum in Contemporary China
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282839298
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-90-481-3156-3
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000013498
  • (EBL)993328
  • (OCoLC)663094064
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  • (PQKBManifestationID)11267131
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000441574
  • (PQKBWorkID)10443915
  • (PQKB)10983716
  • (DE-He213)978-90-481-3156-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC993328
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000013498

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