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Title Encountering China : Michael Sandel and Chinese philosophy / edited by Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D'Ambrosio.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    170.951 ENC    Available
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Description xv, 296 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary In the West, Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel is a thinker of unusual prominence. In China, he's a phenomenon, greeted by vast crowds. China Daily reports that he has acquired a popularity "usually reserved for Hollywood movie stars." China Newsweek declared him the "most influential foreign figure" of the year. In Sandel the Chinese have found a guide through the ethical dilemmas created by the nation's swift embrace of a market economy--a guide whose communitarian ideas resonate with aspects of China's own rich and ancient philosophical traditions. Chinese citizens often describe a sense that, in sprinting ahead, they have bounded past whatever barriers once held back the forces of corruption and moral disregard. The market economy has lifted millions from poverty but done little to define ultimate goals for individuals or the nation. Is the market all there is? In this context, Sandel's charismatic, interactive lecturing style, which roots moral philosophy in real-world scenarios, has found an audience struggling with questions of their responsibility to one another. Encountering China brings together leading experts in Confucian and Daoist thought to explore the connections and tensions revealed in this unlikely episode of Chinese engagement with the West. The result is a profound examination of diverse ideas about the self, justice, community, gender, and public good. With a foreword by Evan Osnos that considers Sandel's fame and the state of moral dialogue in China, the book will itself be a major contribution to the debates that Sandel sparks in East and West alike.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword: China's encounter with Michael Sandel / Evan Osnos -- I. Justice, harmony, and community: Community with harmony? A Confucian critique of Michael Sandel / Chenyang Li -- Individual, family, community, and beyond: Some Confucian reflections on themes in Sandel's Justice / Tongdong Bai -- Justice as a virtue, justice according to virtues, and / or justice of virtues: a Confucian amendment to Sandel's Idea of Justice / Yong Huang -- II. Civic virtue and moral education: Sandel's ideas on civic virtue / Zhu Huiling -- Sandel's Democracy's discontent from a Confucian perspective / Chen Lai -- III. Pluralism and perfection: Sandel and the Daoist tradition: Gender, moral disagreements, and freedom: Sandel's politics of common good in Chinese contexts / Robin R. Wang -- Satisfaction, genuine pretending, and perfection: Sandel's The Case against Perfection and Daoism / Paul J. D'Ambrosio -- IV. Conceptions of the person: Sandel and the Confucian tradition: Theorizing the "person" in Confucian ethics / Roger T. Ames -- How to think about morality without moral agents / Henry Rosemont Jr -- A Sandelian response to Confucian role ethics / Paul J. D'Ambrosio -- V. Reply by Michael Sandel -- Learning from Chinese philosophy / Michael J. Sandel.
Subject Sandel, Michael J.
Capitalism -- Moral and ethical aspects -- China.
Confucian ethics -- China.
Taoist ethics -- China.
Mixed economy -- China.
Communitarianism -- China.
Added Author Sandel, Michael J, editor.
D'Ambrosio, Paul J., editor.
ISBN 9780674976146 hardcover alkaline paper
0674976142 hardcover alkaline paper

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