9780691168166-0691168164-Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (The Princeton-China Series, 6)

Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (The Princeton-China Series, 6)

ISBN-13: 9780691168166
ISBN-10: 0691168164
Edition: Reprint
Author: Chan, Joseph
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691168166
ISBN-10: 0691168164
Edition: Reprint
Author: Chan, Joseph
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chan, Joseph wrote Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (The Princeton-China Series, 6) comprising 272 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691168164 and 9780691168166. Since then Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (The Princeton-China Series, 6) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance that can retain the spirit of the Confucian ideal while tackling problems arising from nonideal modern situations. The best way to meet this challenge, Joseph Chan argues, is to adopt liberal democratic institutions that are shaped by the Confucian conception of the good rather than the liberal conception of the right.



Confucian Perfectionism examines and reconstructs both Confucian political thought and liberal democratic institutions, blending them to form a new Confucian political philosophy. Chan decouples liberal democratic institutions from their popular liberal philosophical foundations in fundamental moral rights, such as popular sovereignty, political equality, and individual sovereignty. Instead, he grounds them on Confucian principles and redefines their roles and functions, thus mixing Confucianism with liberal democratic institutions in a way that strengthens both. Then he explores the implications of this new yet traditional political philosophy for fundamental issues in modern politics, including authority, democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice.



Confucian Perfectionism critically reconfigures the Confucian political philosophy of the classical period for the contemporary era.

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