The price of serving meat—on confucius's and mencius's views of human and animal rights

Asian Philosophy 19 (1):85 – 99 (2009)
The apparent conflict between some fundamental ideas of Confucianism and of rights seems to render Confucianism incompatible with rights. I will illustrate the general strategies, based upon an insight of the later Rawls, to solve the incompatibility problem. I will then show how these strategies can help us to develop a Confucian account of animal rights, which, by way of example, demonstrates how Confucianism can endorse and develop unique and constructive accounts of most rights that are commonly recognized today
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John Rawls (1993). Political Liberalism. Columbia University Press.
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