Confucian Democracy: A Deweyan Reconstruction / Edition 1

Confucian Democracy: A Deweyan Reconstruction / Edition 1

by Sor-hoon Tan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791458903

ISBN-13: 9780791458907

Pub. Date: 01/29/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Through a detailed study of relevant concepts and theories in Confucianism and John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy, this book illustrates the possibility of Confucian democracy and offers an alternative to Western liberal models. Sor-hoon Tan synthesizes the two philosophies through a comparative examination of individuals and community, democratic ideals of…  See more details below

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Through a detailed study of relevant concepts and theories in Confucianism and John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy, this book illustrates the possibility of Confucian democracy and offers an alternative to Western liberal models. Sor-hoon Tan synthesizes the two philosophies through a comparative examination of individuals and community, democratic ideals of equality and freedom, and the nature of ethical and political order. By constructing a model of Confucian democracy that combines the strengths of both Confucianism and Deweyan pragmatism, this book explores how a premodern tradition could be put in dialogue with contemporary political and philosophical theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791458907
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/29/2004
Series:
SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Confucian Democracy?1
Ch. 2Social Individuals17
Ch. 3Harmonious Communities63
Ch. 4Ethico-Political Orders113
Ch. 5Authoritative Freedom157
Ch. 6Cultivating Democracy201
Notes211
References233
Index253

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