Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy

Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy

by Bryan van Norden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521867355

ISBN-13: 9780521867351

Pub. Date: 06/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Bryan W. Van Norden examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism, an anti-Confucian movement, as a version of consequentialism. The philosophical methodology is analytic, in that the emphasis is on clear exegesis of the texts and a critical examination of the philosophical arguments proposed by each side. Van Norden shows that…  See more details below

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In this book, Bryan W. Van Norden examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism, an anti-Confucian movement, as a version of consequentialism. The philosophical methodology is analytic, in that the emphasis is on clear exegesis of the texts and a critical examination of the philosophical arguments proposed by each side. Van Norden shows that Confucianism, while similar to Aristotelianism in being a form of virtue ethics, offers different conceptions of “the good life,” the virtues, human nature, and ethical cultivation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521867351
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Kongzi and Ruism; 3. Mozi and early Mohism; 4. Mengzi; 5. Pluralistic Ruism.

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