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  Volume 67, Number 1, January 2017

Table of Contents

Special Feature: Joseph Chan’s Confucian Perfectionism

Introduction: Confucian Perfectionism’s Wary Embrace of Democracy

pp. 1-2

Confucian Authority, Political Right, and Democracy

pp. 3-14

Confucian Justification of Limited Government: Comments on Joseph Chan’s Confucian Perfectionism

pp. 15-24

Institutional Structures and Idealism of Character

pp. 25-36

Education as a Human Right: A Confucian Perspective

pp. 37-46

Democracy without Autonomy: Moral and Personal Autonomy in Democratic Confucianism

pp. 47-60

On How to Construct a Confucian Democracy for Modern Times (or Why Democratic Practices Must Not Lose Sight of the Ideal)

pp. 61-81

Confucian Perfectionism: A Response to Kim, Angle, Wong, Li, Chiu, and Ames

pp. 82-95


Seeking Ren in the Analects

pp. 96-116

The Relationship between Eastern Ecoaesthetics and Western Environmental Aesthetics

pp. 117-139

Renunciation, Pleasure, and the Good Life in the Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads

pp. 140-159

Regarding Doubt and Certainty in al-Ghazālī’s Deliverance from Error and Descartes’ Meditations

pp. 160-176

The Vanishing Wild Card: Challenges and Implications of Ziporyn’s Zhuangzi

pp. 177-191


The Self-Awareness of Evil in Pure Land Buddhism: A Translation of Contemporary Kyoto School Philosopher Keta Masako

pp. 192-201

On the Story of Ajātaśatru

pp. 202-228

Comment and Discussion

Centrality or Pathway?: A Discussion of the Position of Harmony in Confucian Philosophy

pp. 229-236

Tension and Harmony: A Comment on Chenyang Li’s The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

pp. 237-245

Is Confucian Harmony Foundationless?: A Critical Question for Chenyang Li

pp. 246-256

In Defense of a Conception of Confucian Harmony

pp. 256-266

Feature Review

Wandering beneath Sacred Canopies: Robert C. Neville’s Systematic Theology

pp. 267-273

Book Reviews

Dōgen Zenji no shisō-teki kenkyū 道元禅師の思想的研究 (Studies in Dōgen Zenji’s thought) by Tsunoda Tairyū 角田泰隆 (review)

pp. 274-277

Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy ed. by Vincent Shen (review)

pp. 278-280

Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems ed. by Chenyang Li and Franklin Perkins (review)

pp. 280-282

Rethinking the Buddha: Early Buddhist Philosophy as Meditative Perception by Eviatar Shulman (review)

pp. 283-288

Whose Tradition? Which Dao? Confucius and Wittgenstein on Moral Learning and Reflection by James F. Peterman (review)

pp. 288-291

Confucian Marxism: A Reflection on Religion and Global Justice by Chen Weigang (review)

pp. 291-295

China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy by Daniel A. Bell (review)

pp. 295-298

Books Received

pp. 299-300

Research Areas


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