Abstract

The present essay argues that early Confucian texts, notably the Analects, present a relational view of self, together with relational virtues, ethics, et cetera. The recent rise of relational psychology adds empirical support to the Confucian view. This essay then elucidates the relational character of Confucius’ teachings, and reflects on the promise of the relational view for grasping the character of human life and revitalizing educational and social institutions and services.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 887-907
Launched on MUSE
2017-07-12
Open Access
No
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