The confucian ideal of harmony

Philosophy East and West 56 (4):583-603 (2006)
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: This is a study of the Confucian ideal of harmony and harmonization (he 和). First, through an investigation of the early development of he in ancient China, the meaning of this concept is explored. Second, a philosophical analysis of he and a discussion of the relation between harmony, sameness, and strife are offered. Also offered are reasons why this notion is so important to Confucian philosophy. Finally, on the basis of value pluralism, a case is made for the Confucian approach of he to the politics of today's world culture
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Eric C. Mullis (2008). Toward a Confucian Ethic of the Gift. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (2):175-194.

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