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Moral Exemplars in the Analects : the Good Person is That.

Author: Amy Olberding
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory.
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In this study, Olberding proposes a new theoretical model for reading the Analects. Her thesis is that the moral sensibility of the text derives from an effort to conceptually capture and articulate the features seen in exemplars, exemplars that are identified and admired pre-theoretically and thus prior to any conceptual criteria for virtue. Put simply, Olberding proposes an ""origins myth"" in which Confucius,  Read more...
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Olberding, Amy.
Moral Exemplars in the Analects : The Good Person is That.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Olberding
ISBN: 9780203804599 0203804597
OCLC Number: 798531199
Description: 1 online resource (235 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Moral Exemplars in the Analects; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I: Theory; 2. An Origins Myth for the Analects; 3. The Analects' Silences; 4. Exemplarist Elements in the Analects; Part II: Exemplars; 5. A Total Exemplar: Confucius; 6. A Partial Exemplar: Zilu; 7. A Partial Exemplar: Zigong; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index Locorum.
Series Title: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory.

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In this study, Olberding proposes a new theoretical model for reading the Analects. Her thesis is that the moral sensibility of the text derives from an effort to conceptually capture and articulate the features seen in exemplars, exemplars that are identified and admired pre-theoretically and thus prior to any conceptual criteria for virtue. Put simply, Olberding proposes an ""origins myth"" in which Confucius, already and prior to his philosophizing knows whom he judges to be virtuous. The work we see him and the Analects' authors pursuing is their effort to explain in an organized, generali.

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