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Confucian perfectionism : a political philosophy for modern times

Author: Joseph Cho Wai Chan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2014
Series: Princeton-China series.
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"Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance that can retain the spirit of the Confucian ideal while tackling problems arising from nonideal modern situations. The best way to meet this challenge, Joseph Chan argues, is to adopt liberal democratic  Read more...
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Chan, Joseph Cho Wai, 1960-
Confucian perfectionism.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013022474
(OCoLC)841391619
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Cho Wai Chan
ISBN: 9781400848690 1400848695 1306135087 9781306135085
OCLC Number: 868307595
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION. Interplay between the Political Ideal and Reality; PART I. Political Authority and Institution; CHAPTER 1. What Is Political Authority?; CHAPTER 2. Monism or Limited Government?; CHAPTER 3. The Role of Institution; CHAPTER 4. Mixing Confucianism and Democracy; PART II. Rights, Liberties, and Justice; CHAPTER 5. Human Rights as a Fallback Apparatus; CHAPTER 6. Individual Autonomy and Civil Liberties; CHAPTER 7. Social Justice as Sufficiency for All; CHAPTER 8. Social Welfare and Care. CONCLUSION. Confucian Political PerfectionismAPPENDIX 1: Notes on Scope and Methods; APPENDIX 2: Against the Ownership Conception of Authority; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Princeton-China series.
Responsibility: Joseph Chan.
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