Simone de Beauvoir and Confucian Role Ethics: Role‐Relational Ambiguity and Confucian Mystification

Hypatia 31 (3):620-635 (2016)
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This article argues that there has been a general misunderstanding of the nature of role relations in Confucian role ethics. Recasting constitutive role relations in light of Beauvoir's ethics of ambiguity will aid in developing Confucian role ethics as a contemporary vision of human flourishing that can internally accommodate the need for a feminist transformation.



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Ian Sullivan
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