Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy by Stephen C. Angle

By Stephen C. Angle

Confucian political philosophy has lately emerged as a colourful region of suggestion either in China and world wide. This ebook presents an obtainable advent to the most views and themes being debated this day, and exhibits why revolutionary Confucianism is a very promising strategy. scholars of political thought or modern politics will examine that faraway from being limited to a museum, modern Confucianism is either responding to present demanding situations and delivering insights from which we will be able to all learn.

The innovative Confucianism defended the following takes key principles of the twentieth-century Confucian thinker Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) as its element of departure for exploring matters like political authority and legitimacy, the guideline of legislation, human rights, civility, and social justice. the result's anti-authoritarian with no forsaking the information of advantage and concord; it preserves the major values Confucians locate in ritual and hierarchy with out giving in to oppression or domination. A important objective of the ebook is to offer innovative Confucianism in this sort of method as to make its insights appear to non-Confucians, be they philosophers or just voters drawn to the capability contributions of chinese language pondering to our rising, shared world.

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