The wrong of rudeness. Learning modern civility from ancient Chinese philosophy. (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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The wrong of rudeness. Learning modern civility from ancient Chinese philosophy.

Author: Amy Olberding
Publisher: Kettering : Oxford University Press 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a time of fractious politics, being rude can feel wickedly gratifying, while being polite can feel simple-minded or willfully naive. Do manners and civility even matter now? Is it worthwhile to make the effort to be polite? When rudeness has become routine and commonplace, why bother? When so much of public and social life with others is painful and bitterly acrimonious, why should anyone be polite? 0As Amy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Olberding
ISBN: 9780190880965 0190880961
OCLC Number: 1121191714
Description: 200 pages
Contents: Foreword Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Temptations to Incivility Chapter 3: Temptations to Rudeness Chapter 4: The Big Values Chapter 5: Living the Big Values Chapter 6: Rules, Rules, Rules Chapter 7: Managing the Face Chapter 8: Righteous Incivility Revisited Chapter 9: Disappointments and Consolation Works CitedEndnotes
Responsibility: Amy Olberding.

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When so much of civic life is painful and fractious, why should we be polite? Drawing on the work of early Chinese philosophers who lived during great political turmoil but nonetheless avidly sought  Read more...

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...I found the book a most enjoyable read and would recommend it to readers who want to learn about Confucianism and the Confucian fascination with manners. The book is also a must to those who are - Read more...

 
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