Feminist Encounters with Confucius

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Editor(s): 
Mathew A. Foust, Sor-hoon Tan
Modern Chinese Philosophy, Volume 12
  • Leiden, Netherlands: 
    Brill
    , August
     2016.
     256 pages.
     $147.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9789004332102.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

This work builds on earlier works, which defend Confucianism against charges of sexism and present interpretations of Confucianism compatible with Feminism, but contributors go beyond the much discussed care ethics, and common arguments of how ren (humaneness) can ground an egalitarian humanism that include gender equality. Besides ethics and political philosophy topics, this volume includes discussions in other philosophical areas such as epistemology, metaphysics, and applied philosophy. Through the encounter of Feminism and Confucius’s perspectives, each contributor generates novel answers to the questions addressed. In some cases, authors raise new questions about the chosen topic, inadequacies in how it has been addressed in previous Confucian or Feminist discourse, and/or challenges for either or both Confucianism and Feminism.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Mathew A. Foust teaches Philosophy and East Asian Studies at Central Connecticut State University. He is author of Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life and several articles on Asian and comparative philosophy.

Sor-hoon Tan teaches Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. She is editor of Challenging Citizenship and the Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies, author of Confucian Democracy and several articles on comparative moral and political philosophy.

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