Reconstructionist Confucianism

Rethinking Morality after the West

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3155-6 (Print) 978-90-481-3156-3 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Beyond Individualism: Familism as the Key to Virtuous Social Structure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-10

      Confucian Morality: Why It Is in Tension with Contemporary Western Moral Commitments

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      Pages 11-21

      Virtue, Ren, and Familial Roles: Deflating Concerns with Individual Rights and Equality

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      Pages 23-41

      A Family-Oriented Civil Society: Treating People as Unequals

  3. Virtue as a Way of Life: Social Justice Reconsidered

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 42-42

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      Pages 45-68

      Virtue as the True Character of Social Obligations: Why Rawlsian Social Justice is Vicious

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      Pages 69-82

      Giving Priority to Virtue Over Justice and Rebuilding Chinese Health Care Principles

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      Pages 83-102

      Which Care? Whose Responsibility? And Why family? Filial Piety and Long Term Care for the Elderly

  4. The Market, the Goodness of Profit, and the Proper Character of Chinese Public Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 105-117

      Towards a Directed, Benevolent Market Polity: Looking Beyond Social Democratic Approaches to Health Care

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      Pages 119-134

      How Egalitarianism Corrupted Chinese Medicine: Recovering the Synergy of the Pursuit of Virtue and Profit

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      Pages 135-146

      Honor, Shame, and the Pursuit of Excellence: Towards a Confucian Business Ethics

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      Pages 147-161

      Human Dominion Over Nature: Following the Sages

  5. Rites, not Rights: Towards a Richer Vision of the Human Condition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 162-162

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 165-188

      Rites as the Foundations of Human Civilization: Rethinking the Role of the Confucian Li

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 189-213

      How Should We Solve Moral Dissensus? Liberals and Libertarians Have It All Wrong

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      Pages 215-229

      Appeal to Rites and Personhood

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      Pages 231-249

      Restoring the Confucian Personality and Filling the Moral Vaccum in Contemporary China

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 251-296