The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing (Paperback)
  • The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing (Paperback)
zoom

The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£24.50
Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 30/11/2008
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
For China, one may go so far as to say that family reverence was a necessary condition for developing any of the other human qualities of excellence. On the basis of the present translation of the ""Xiaojing"" (Classic of Family Reverence) and supplemental passages found in other early philosophical writings, Professors Rosemont and Ames articulate a specifically Confucian conception of 'role ethics' that, in its emphasis on a relational conception of the person, is markedly different from most early and contemporary dominant Western moral theories. This Confucian role ethics takes as its inspiration the perceived necessity of family feeling as the entry point in the development of moral competence and as a guide to the religious life as well. In the lengthy introduction, the two senior scholars offer their perspective on the historical, philosophical, and religious dimensions of the ""Xiaojing"". Together with this introduction, a lexicon of key terms presents a context for the ""Xiaojing"" and provides guidelines for interpreting the text historically in China as well as suggesting its contemporary significance for all societies. The inclusion of the Chinese text adds yet another dimension to this important study.

Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
ISBN: 9780824833480
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Back to Black
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Skin in the Game
Added to basket
The Path
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Added to basket
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Against Empathy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How To Be A Stoic
Added to basket
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.