David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (4):439-462 (2003)
My purpose is to argue the following theses: (1) Habituation into virtue, social relations, and paradigmatic persons are central for both Aristotle and Confucius. Both therefore need a notion of self to support them. (2) Aristotle’s individualistic metaphysics cannot account for the thick relations that this requires. (3) The Confucian self, if entirely relationistic, cannot function as a locus of choice and agency; if fully ritualistic, it cannot function as a source of moral norms that might help assess existing social proprieties. I shall suggest that each offers some corrective for the other and urge further dialogue between the friends of Confucius and Aristotle
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
May Sim (2004). Harmony and the Mean in theNicomachean Ethics and theZhongyong. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 3 (2):253-280.
Chris Provis (2010). Virtuous Decision Making for Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 91 (1):3 - 16.
Similar books and articles
May Sim (2007). Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius. Cambridge University Press.
Xinyan Jiang (2012). Confucius's View of Courage. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (1):44-59.
Jiyuan Yu (1998). Virtue: Confucius and Aristotle. Philosophy East and West 48 (2):323-347.
Eric Mullis (2010). Confucius and Aristotle on the Goods of Friendship. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (4):391-405.
Yuanguo He (2007). Confucius and Aristotle on Friendship: A Comparative Study. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (2):291-307.
Peimin Ni (2009). How Far is Confucius an Aristotelian?: Comments on May Sim's Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):311-319.
May Sim (2011). Rethinking Virtue Ethics and Social Justice with Aristotle and Confucius. Asian Philosophy 20 (2):195-213.
Confucius (2008). The Sayings of Confucius. Bibliolife.
May Sim (2012). Rethinking Honor with Aristotle and Confucius. Review of Metaphysics 66 (2):263-280.
May Sim (2009). Yu, Jiyuan, the Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (2):225-232.
Amy Olberding (2007). The Educative Function of Personal Style in the "Analects". Philosophy East and West 57 (3):357 - 374.
Robert Wardy (2010). May Sim, Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius. Philosophical Review 119 (2):250-255.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads12 ( #144,799 of 1,410,004 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #176,758 of 1,410,004 )
How can I increase my downloads?