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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

May 5, 2019
by Bill Haines
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Confucianism and Household Servants?

This post expands a question I asked once in the old Discussions section. It is sometimes said that the (or a) Ruist picture of moral psychology stresses family because Ruists stress the development of moral sensibilities starting with people’s earliest … Continue reading

January 6, 2018
by Bill Haines
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Question about family and society in the Chinese philosophical tradition

Here are three different ideas: Having the right attitudes in my family relationships tends to give me the right attitudes in my political relationships. Where right family attitudes prevail in society, the right political attitudes tend also to prevail. Differences … Continue reading

July 29, 2016
by Bill Haines
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Analects 1.6, and how Confucius envisioned moral progress

Confucius’ remark at Analects 1.6 is often cited to show that he thought proper moral development begins with filial piety and then extends that attitude to ever-larger groups of people (ever less intensely).  I shall argue that the remark does … Continue reading

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