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For too long, analytic philosophy discounted insights from the Chinese philosophical tradition. In the last decade or so, however, philosophers have begun to bring the insights of Chinese thought to bear on current philosophical issues. This volume brings together leading scholars from East and West who are working at the intersection of traditional Chinese philosophy and mainstream analytic philosophy. They draw on the work of Chinese philosophers ranging from early Daoists and Confucians to twentieth-century Chinese thinkers, offering new perspectives on issues in moral psychology, political philosophy and ethics, and metaphysics and epistemology. Taken together, these essays show that serious engagement with Chinese philosophy can not only enrich modern philosophical discussion but also shift the debate in a meaningful way.Each essay challenges a current position in the philosophical literature -- including views expressed by John Rawls, Peter Singer, Nel Noddings, W. V. Quine, and Harry Frankfurt. The contributors discuss topics that include compassion as a developmental virtue, empathy, human worth and democracy, ethical self-restriction, epistemological naturalism, ideas of oneness, know-how, and action without agency. ContributorsStephen C. Angle, Tongdong Bai, Brian Bruya, Owen Flanagan, Steven Geisz, Stephen Hetherington, Philip J. Ivanhoe, Bo Mou, Donald J. Munro, Karyn L. Lai, Hagop Sarkissian, Bongrae Seok, Kwong-loi Shun, David B. Wong, Brook A. Ziporyn

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Pronunciation Guide
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Chinese Philosophy as a Resource for Problems in Contemporary Philosophy
  2. Brian Bruya
  3. pp. xiii-xxxii
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  1. I. Moral Psychology
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. When You Think It's Bad, It's Worse Than You Think: Psychological Bias and the Ethics of Negative Character Assessments
  2. Hagop Sarkissian
  3. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. Growing Virtue: The Theory and Science of Developing Compassion from a Mencian Perspective
  2. David B. Wong
  3. pp. 23-58
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  1. 3. Proto-Empathy and Nociceptive Mirror Emotion: Mencius’ Embodied Moral Psychology
  2. Bongrae Seok
  3. pp. 59-98
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  1. II. Political Philosophy and Ethics
  2. pp. 99-100
  1. 4. A Criticism of Later Rawls and a Defense of a Decent (Confucian) People
  2. Tongdong Bai
  3. pp. 101-120
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  1. 5. Unequal Human Worth
  2. Donald J. Munro
  3. pp. 121-158
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  1. 6. Virtue Ethics, the Rule of Law, and the Need for Self-Restriction
  2. Stephen C. Angle
  3. pp. 159-182
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  1. 7. Ethical Self-Commitment and Ethical Self-Indulgence
  2. Kwong-loi Shun
  3. pp. 183-204
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  1. 8. Confucian Moral Sources
  2. Owen Flanagan, Steven Geisz
  3. pp. 205-228
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  1. III. Metaphysics and Epistemology
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. 9. Senses and Values of Oneness
  2. Philip J. Ivanhoe
  3. pp. 231-252
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  1. 10. What Does the Law of Non-Contradiction Tell Us, If Anything? Paradox, Parameterization, and Truth in Tiantai Buddhism
  2. Brook Ziporyn
  3. pp. 253-278
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  1. 11. Knowing-How and Knowing-To
  2. Stephen Hetherington, Karyn L. Lai
  3. pp. 279-302
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  1. 12. Quine's Naturalized Epistemology and Zhuangzi's Daoist Naturalism: How Their Constructive Engagement Is Possible
  2. Bo Mou
  3. pp. 303-338
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  1. 13. Action without Agency and Natural Human Action: Resolving a Double Paradox
  2. Brian Bruya
  3. pp. 339-366
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 367-374
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780262323628
Related ISBN
9780262028431
MARC Record
OCLC
906804342
Pages
432
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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