The Examined Life--Chinese Perspectives
Essays on Chinese Ethical Traditions
A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.
This anthology is a collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics. Most of the contributors are philosophers who are trained in both Chinese and Western Philosophy. The anthology intends to provide readers with some new perspectives, especially comparative perspectives, and to make intelligible and dynamic dialogues between Western philosophy and Chinese philosophy. It includes eleven essays, more than half of which are on Confucian ethics. All essays in this volume are concentrated on discussions of philosophical issues in the classics of Chinese philosophy and their contemporary relevance rather than specialized textual research. Furthermore, all contributors are primarily occupied by issues of deep concern to both Chinese and Western moral philosophers: topics such as virtue, freedom, responsibility, rights, etc.