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Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius

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  • Author: May Sim, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107410541

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  • Aristotle and Confucius are pivotal figures in world history; nevertheless, Western and Eastern cultures have in modern times largely abandoned the insights of these masters. Remastering Morals provides a book-length scholarly comparison of the ethics of Aristotle and Confucius. May Sim's comparisons offer fresh interpretations of the central teachings of both men. More than a catalog of similarities and differences, her study brings two great traditions into dialog so that each is able to learn from the other. This is essential reading for anyone interested in virtue-oriented ethics.

    • First book-length comparison of the ethics of Confucius and Aristotle
    • Offers fresh approaches to central teachings of each philosopher
    • Genuinely dialogical, allowing each to help expose limits of the other and showing how each can offer remedies for the other's limitations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "One comes away from this volume with the feeling that one has audited a brilliant conversation between Confucius and Aristotle...A not-significant contribution of this volume is that Sim, in reading Aristotle through a Confucian lens, brings out aspects of Aristotle that are often overlooked by Western eyes accustomed to reading him in the light of metaphysics, colored by the subsequent development of his thought in Western moral and political theory."
    Jude P. Dougherty, FCS Quarterly

    "May Sim’s book is an impressive achievement and should be read by anyone interested in Confucius, Aristotle, or the project of comparative philosophy." --Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107410541
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Confucius and Aristotle: problems and prospects
    1. Aristotle in the reconstruction of Confucian ethics
    2. Categories and commensurability in Confucius and Aristotle: a response to MacIntyre
    3. Ritual and realism in early Chinese science
    4. Harmony and the mean in the Nicomachean Ethics and the Zhongyong
    5. The moral self in Confucius and Aristotle
    6. Virtue-oriented politics: Confucius and Aristotle
    7. Making friends with Confucius and Aristotle.

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    May Sim, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts

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