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Joseph Chan
University of Hong Kong
  1. Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times.Joseph Chan - 2014 - 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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    Confucian Attitudes Toward Ethical Pluralism.Joseph Chan - 2009 - In Tracy B. Strong & Richard Madsen (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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    Reply to Ci Jiwei.Joseph Chan - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (4):589-591.
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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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    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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    Concerns Beyond the Family.Joseph Chan - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (4):82 – 84.
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    Elster on Self-Realization in Politics: A Critical Note.Joseph Chan & David Miller - 1991 - Ethics 102 (1):96-102.
  12. Making Sense of Confucian Justice.Joseph Chan - 1994 - Philosophy East and West 44 (3):559-575.
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    Raz on Liberal Rights and Common Goods.Joseph Chan - 1995 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 15 (1):15-31.
  14. 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 - 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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    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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    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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    Democracy and Chinese Philosophy.Zhao Dunhua, Joseph Chan, Albert H. Y. Chen, Yong Huang, Qianfan Zhang & Shu-Hsien Liu - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (2):161-275.
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    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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