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  1. Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times.Joseph Cho Wai Chan - 2014 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance that can retain the spirit of the Confucian ideal while tackling problems arising from nonideal modern situations. The best way to meet this challenge, Joseph Chan argues, is to adopt liberal democratic institutions that are shaped by the Confucian conception of the good rather than the liberal conception of the (...)
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  2. Legitimacy, Unanimity, and Perfectionism.Joseph Chan - 2000 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 29 (1):5-42.
  3. Moral autonomy, civil liberties, and confucianism.Joseph Chan - 2002 - Philosophy East and West 52 (3):281-310.
    Three claims are defended. (1) There is a conception of moral autonomy in Confucian ethics that to a degree can support toleration and freedom. However, (2) Confucian moral autonomy is different from personal autonomy, and the latter gives a stronger justification for civil and personal liberties than does the former. (3) The contemporary appeal of Confucianism would be strengthened by including personal autonomy, and this need not be seen as forsaking Confucian ethics but rather as an internal revision in response (...)
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  4. Democracy and meritocracy: Toward a confucian perspective.Joseph Chan - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (2):179–193.
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    How Should Liberal Democratic Governments Treat Conscientious Disobedience as a Response to State Injustice?: A Proposal.Brian Wong & Joseph Chan - 2022 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 91:141-167.
    This paper suggests that liberal democratic governments adopt a reconciliatory approach to conscientious disobedience. Central to this approach is the view – independent of whether conscientious disobedience is always morally justified – that conscientious disobedience is normatively distinct from other criminal acts with similar effects, and such distinction is worthy of acknowledgment by public apparatus and actors. The prerogative applies to both civil and uncivil instances of disobedience, as defined and explored in the paper. Governments and courts ought to take (...)
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    Confucian Attitudes toward Ethical Pluralism.Joseph Chan - 2009 - In Richard Madsen & Tracy B. Strong (eds.), The Many and the One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World. Princeton University Press. pp. 129-153.
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    Is popular sovereignty a useful myth?Joseph Chan & Franz Mang - 2020 - In Melissa S. Williams (ed.), Deparochializing Political Theory. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. pp. 149-173.
    Popular sovereignty is one of the most widespread but poorly understood notions in modern politics. Exalted as the highest principle of democratic legitimacy, the idea of popular sovereignty has been given various but broadly similar formulations. . . .
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    Western Political Thought in Dialogue with Asia.Antony Black, Brett Bowden, Bruce Buchan, Joseph Chan, Fred Dallmayr, Nelly Lahoud, Cary J. Nederman, Philip Nel, Makarand Parajape, Anthony Parel, Vicki A. Spencer, Alistair Swale & Peter Zarrow (eds.) - 2008 - Lexington Books.
    Western Political Thought in Dialogue with Asia is a unique collection of essays that examines the exchange of political ideas between Western Europe and Asia from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The contributors to the volume call for globalizing the scope of research and teaching in the history of political thought.
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    'Self-Restriction' and the Confucian Case for Democracy.Joseph Chan - 2014 - Philosophy East and West 64 (3):785-795.
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    Political Authority and Perfectionism: A Response to Quong.Joseph Chan - 2012 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 2 (1).
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    Perfectionism.Franz Mang & Joseph Chan - 2022 - Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.
    In contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy, perfectionism is widely understood as the idea that the state may, or should, promote valuable conceptions of the good life and discourage conceptions that are worthless or bad. As such, debates over perfectionism occupy a central place in contemporary political philosophy because political philosophers are deeply concerned about whether or not a liberal state is permitted to promote any particular ethical or religious doctrine or impose it on its citizens. -/- In general, contemporary perfectionists do (...)
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    Reply to Ci Jiwei.Joseph Chan - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (4):589-591.
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    Does Aristotle's political theory rest on a 'blunder'?Joseph Chan - 1992 - History of Political Thought 13 (2):189-202.
    We may sum up the five roles which human beings might play in the existence of the polis in the following way: (1) Human nature plays the role of the inner principle of change which explains the type of human relation a polis takes (the polis as a type); (2) General patterns of human behaviours, together with patterns of societal conditions, play the role of material conditions which explain the variety of forms of polis; (3) Statesmen or politicians play the (...)
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    Is Democracy Coming to Knock on China’s Door? A Reply to Jiwei Ci’s Democracy in China.Joseph Chan - 2022 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 21 (3):451-466.
    Jiwei Ci’s Democracy in China: The Coming Crisis presents an extraordinarily rich set of ideas regarding the important subject of the prospect of democracy in China. The book argues that it is in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to immediately begin to prepare China for democracy, as that is the only way to save the party and China from imminent crises of legitimacy, governance, and stability. Drawing upon Tocqueville’s discussion of equality of conditions in America, Ci argues that (...)
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    Five. Territorial Boundaries and Confucianism.Joseph Chan - 2002 - In David Lee Miller & Sohail H. Hashmi (eds.), Boundaries and Justice: Diverse Ethical Perspectives. Princeton University Press. pp. 89-111.
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    Concerns beyond the family.Joseph Chan - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (4):82 – 84.
    In his thought provoking article, “A Confucian Reflection on Genetic Enhancement”, Ruiping Fan (2010) argues that Michael Sandel's case against genetic enhancement is based on a “thin” ethics of th...
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    Elster on self-realization in politics: A critical note.Joseph Chan & David Miller - 1991 - Ethics 102 (1):96-102.
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    Freedom, the Good, and China's Moral Crisis.Joseph Chan - 2018 - Philosophy East and West 68 (2):583-589.
    Although it is widely believed that post-Mao China has fallen into a moral crisis, there are few scholarly analyses of its nature, causes, and consequences. Jiwei Ci's Moral China in the Age of Reform–1 fills this gap by giving an unusually penetrating and insightful account of this crisis. There is much in Ci's account that one can find thought-provoking and enlightening. Any good analysis of a crisis not only gives a good diagnosis but also sheds light on a possible solution. (...)
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  19. Making sense of Confucian justice.Joseph Chan - 1994 - Philosophy East and West 44 (3):559-575.
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    Public Reason Confucianism Without Foundation?Joseph Chan - 2019 - Journal of Social Philosophy 50 (2):134-144.
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    Reply to Stephen C. Angle.Joseph Chan - 2014 - Philosophy East and West 64 (3):798-799.
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    Axiological Rules and Chinese Political Philosophy.Zhao Dunhua, Joseph Chan, Albert H. Y. Chen, Yong Huang, Qianfan Zhang & Shu-Hsien Liu - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (2):161-178.
  23. The Ethics and Politics of Compassion and Capabilities.Martha Craven Nussbaum, Joseph Chan, Jiwei Ci & Joe Lau (eds.) - 2007 - Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.
     
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