Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy

Cambridge University Press (2007)
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In this book, Bryan W. Van Norden examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism, an anti-Confucian movement, as a version of consequentialism. The philosophical methodology is analytic, in that the emphasis is on clear exegesis of the texts and a critical examination of the philosophical arguments proposed by each side. Van Norden shows that Confucianism, while similar to Aristotelianism in being a form of virtue ethics, offers different conceptions of “the good life,” the virtues, human nature, and ethical cultivation
Keywords Confucianism  Philosophy, Confucian
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Call number BL1852.V36 2007
ISBN(s) 9780521867351   0521867355
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Aaron Stalnaker (2010). Virtue as Mastery in Early Confucianism. Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (3):404-428.
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