Does confucian ethics integrate care ethics and justice ethics? The case of mencius

Asian Philosophy 18 (1):69 – 82 (2008)

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Chenyang Li
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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In recent years, scholars of Confucian ethics have debated on important issues such as whether Confucian ethics embraces, or should embrace, universal values and impartiality. Some have argued that Confucian ethics integrates both care and justice, and that Confucian ethics is both particularistic and universalistic. In this essay, I will defend a view of the relation between care and justice and the relation between care ethics and justice ethics on the basis of the notion of 'configuration of values,' and show why care ethics and justice ethics cannot be integrated. I will support this view by a reading of some pertinent passages in the Mencius
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The Metaphysics of Morals.Immanuel Kant - 1797/1996 - Cambridge University Press.
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Mencius.D. C. Lau - 1972 - Philosophy East and West 22 (1):113-114.

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