Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character: Engaging Joel J. Kupperman (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character: Engaging Joel J. Kupperman (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Language: English

Pages: 294

ISBN: 1438453221

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.

In this volume, leading scholars in Asian and comparative philosophy take the work of Joel J. Kupperman as a point of departure to consider new perspectives on Confucian ethics. Kupperman is one of the few eminent Western philosophers to have integrated Asian philosophical traditions into his thought, developing a character-based ethics synthesizing Western, Chinese, and Indian philosophies. With their focus on Confucian ethics, contributors respond, expand, and engage in critical dialogue with Kupperman’s views. Kupperman joins the conversation with responses and comments that conclude the volume.

“…the essays in Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character all have distinctive merits of their own, making the volume a lively platform of contemporary scholarship on ethics in its own right.” — SirReadaLot.org

“Joel Kupperman is rightly celebrated for his success at drawing on Eastern traditions to enlarge our (Western) understanding of key issues in philosophy. The impressive essays in this volume extend Kupperman’s approach with stimulating reflections on character, emotions, and well-being.” — Stephen C. Angle, author of Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy

“Each essay by a major figure in comparative philosophy is a masterful engagement with the Confucian tradition that reveals its resources for us today. Scholars and students of both Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy will want to read this impressive volume.” — Owen Flanagan, author of The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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