David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):503-516 (2007)
Beginning with the promotion of morality in Confucianism, a Neo-Confucian movement in modern Chinese philosophy was initiated, in which Confucianism underwent a transition from tradition to modernity. However, Moral Confucianism did not successfully develop the “new kingliness without” from its “sageliness within,” respond to modernization marked by science and democracy, and provide moral impetus for the development of a modern Chinese society or appeal to many beyond the small circle of “elite Confucianists.” The fundamental reason is that it was caught in a web of moral idealism, overemphasizing what ought to be without confronting what actually was.
|Keywords||Chinese philosophy Moral Confucianism morality sageliness within kingliness without 中国哲学 德性儒学 道德 内圣 外王|
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