Confucian Democracy: A Deweyan Reconstruction / Edition 1

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Overview

Using both Confucian texts and the work of American pragmatist John Dewey, this book offers a distinctly Confucian model of democracy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791458907
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/29/2004
  • Series: SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sor-hoon Tan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. She is the coeditor (with K. C. Chong and C. L. Ten) of The Moral Circle and the Self: Chinese and Western Perspectives.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Confucian Democracy?

Divining the Future
Whose Confucianism?
Which Democracy?
Liberals and Communitarians
Dewey and Confucius

2. Social Individuals

Liberal Self and Autonomy
Unique Rather Than Autonomous Individuals
Dewey’s Social Self-in-the-Making
Constructing a Confucian Conception of Self
Tension between Distinctness and Connectedness
Choice in the Liberal-Communitarian Debate
Dewey On Willing and Choosing
Confucian Choice: Learning and Thinking
Confucian Personal Commitment
Individuality and Organic Sociality

3. Harmonious Communities

Society and Community
Nonexclusionary Community
The Art of Community: Achieving Harmony
Achieving Harmony through Confucian Ritual Practice
The Science of Community: Cooperative Inquiry
Equality and Differentiated Orders
Equality in Human Relations

4. Ethico-Political Orders

The Political Domains of Procedural Republics
Ethico-Political Ends
Dewey on Politics in Ancient China
The Sage-King: An Ideal in Question
Exemplary Persons: Ethico-Political Ends-in-View
People As Basis (minben)
The Role of the People in Tianming
Are People Good Enough for Self-Government?
Faith in People

5. Authoritative Freedom

Negative and Positive Freedoms
Freedom As Growth
Confucian Positive Freedom
Right to Speak and Right Speech
Rights or Rites?
Authoritative versus Authoritarian
Coercion and Authority in Imperfect Situations

6. Cultivating Democracy

Reconstructing Confucianism and Democracy
Democracy and the Realpolitik of Stability

Notes

References

Index

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