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From the Publisher...provides a vision and instills a passion for a constructive philosophy that goes beyond simple comparison. Ritual and Deference is an important resource for anyone who is interested, or should be interested, in the task of comparative philosophy and the renewal of their respective traditions.— Journal of Chinese Religions
"Neville employs a clear, engaging style."— CHOICE
"Neville addresses an important methodological issue in contemporary Asian and comparative thought by surveying, drawing on, and adding to recent scholarship. Moreover, he has taken the next step by enthusiastically implementing concrete projects relating to Chinese wisdom for the benefit of contemporary life throughout the globe. It is rare to read an academic work that can elicit joyous laughter in response to the author's sage yet delightfully presented thoughts."— Sandra A. Wawrytko, San Diego State University
"The suggested use of the Confucian ideas of ritual and deference in conjunction with important themes in Western thought is certainly a contribution to comparative philosophy, and to philosophy generally."— Kathleen Higgins, author of Comic Relief: Nietzsche's Gay Science"