Rorty Pragmatism and Confucianism

In this book, twelve authors engage Rorty’s thought in a hermeneutic dialogue with Confucianism, using Confucianism to interpret and reconstruct Rorty while exploring such topics as human nature, moral psychology, moral relativism, moral ...

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Author: Yong Huang

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791477199

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.

Confucianism and Deweyan Pragmatism

Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, 91. 46. Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and
Solidarity, xiv. 47. Quoted in Yong Huang, ed., Rorty, Pragmatism, and
Confucianism (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009), 291. 48.
Huang, Rorty ...

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Author: Roger T. Ames

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824888572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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Over the past generation, the rise of East Asia and especially China, has brought about a sea change in the economic and political world order. At the same time, global warming, environmental degradation, food and water shortages, population explosion, and income inequities have created a perfect storm that threatens the very survival of humanity. It is clear now that the Westphalian model of individual sovereign states seeking their own self-interest will not be able to respond effectively to this win-win or lose-lose crisis. In this volume, a cadre of distinguished scholars comes together to reflect on Confucianism and Deweyan pragmatism as possible resources for a new geopolitics that begins from an ontology of interdependence and recognizes the irreducibly ecological nature of the human experience at every level. Both Confucian and Deweyan traditions emphasize the primacy of experience, the importance of vital relationality, and the moral roots of good governance. The potential benefits of conceptually blending the two are many. Indeed, the contemporary Chinese philosopher Tang Junyi provides us with a cosmological understanding of the “idea” of Confucianism that, in parallel to Dewey’s “idea” of democracy, can enable us to anticipate the core values, if not the specific contours, of a “Confucian democracy.” Just as Dewey’s “idea” of democracy is his vision of the flourishing communal life made possible by the contributions of the uniquely distinguished persons that constitute it, Tang Junyi’s Confucianism is a pragmatic naturalism directed at achieving the most highly integrated cultural, moral, and spiritual growth for the individual-in-community. In both, we find an affirmation of communal harmony as a process “starting here and going there” through which those involved learn together to do ordinary things in extraordinary ways. Just such a cosmological understanding of democracy is one way of describing what will be needed to address the many predicaments characterizing the environmental, cultural, socioeconomic, and political dynamics of the twenty-first century.

Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy

His singular philosophy reflects his deep knowledge of Confucian and Daoist thought. In this book, moral philosophers and scholars of Chinese thought debate ideas central to Wong’s work and Wong responds to them.

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Author: Yang Xiao

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438450964

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

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A wide-ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong. Original, influential, and often controversial, ethicist David Wong defends forms of moral relativism. His 1984 Moral Relativity was a study of this concept, and his 2006 Natural Moralities presented a new and sophisticated account of it. Wong’s vision is of a pluralistic moral relativism; he does not defend all forms of relativism but evaluates what moralities may be true. His singular philosophy reflects his deep knowledge of Confucian and Daoist thought. In this book, moral philosophers and scholars of Chinese thought debate ideas central to Wong’s work and Wong responds to them. The discussion ranges widely, including exploring Wong’s thought on naturalism, criteria for moralities, the principle of charity, moral authority, and the concept of community, and looking at his readings of Xunzi and Zhuangzi. Wong’s nuanced and forceful responses clarify and develop further arguments in his work. These engaging and critical exchanges between Wong and his critics illuminate not only Wong’s thought, but also contemporary ethical theory and Chinese philosophy.

Why Be Moral

Instead of comparing and contrasting philosophers, each chapter of this book discusses a significant topic in Western moral philosophy, examines the representative views on this topic in the Western tradition, identifies their respective ...

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Author: Yong Huang

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438452920

Category: History

Page: 357

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Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philosophers. Yong Huang presents a new way of doing comparative philosophy as he demonstrates the resources for contemporary ethics offered by the Cheng brothers, Cheng Hao (1032–1085) and Cheng Yi (1033–1107), canonical neo-Confucian philosophers. Huang departs from the standard method of Chinese/Western comparison, which tends to interest those already interested in Chinese philosophy. While Western-oriented scholars may be excited to learn about Chinese philosophers who have said things similar to what they or their favored philosophers have to say, they hardly find anything philosophically new from such comparative work. Instead of comparing and contrasting philosophers, each chapter of this book discusses a significant topic in Western moral philosophy, examines the representative views on this topic in the Western tradition, identifies their respective difficulties, and discusses how the Cheng brothers have better things to say on the subject. Topics discussed include why one should be moral, how weakness of will is not possible, whether virtue ethics is self-centered, in what sense the political is also personal, how a moral theory can be of an antitheoretical nature, and whether moral metaphysics is still possible in this postmodern and postmetaphysical age. “This book presents the philosophical ideas of the Cheng brothers intelligently, convincingly, and powerfully. It is among the best books ever written on the Cheng brothers, including works in the Chinese language.” — Kam-por Yu, coeditor of Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously: Contemporary Theories and Applications

Parallax

Before highlighting some of the important commonalities between the New
Confucianism and the New Pragmatism , I ... Thus , what is different , if not
altogether new , about Rorty's pragmatism is his shift toward the more literary
rather than ...

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Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

RORTY , PRAGMATISM , AND CONFUCIANISM With Responses by Richard
Rorty YONG HUANG , EDITOR An engagement between Confucianism and the
philosophy of Richard Rorty . PHYSICS AND WHITEHEAD Quantum , Process ,
and ...

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Author: American Philosophical Association

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132672325

Category: Electronic journals

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Richard Rorty

This book is a discussion of the nature and import of Richard Rorty's philosophy, particularly as it relates to his reevaluation of American pragmatism.

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Author: David L. Hall

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791417719

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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This book is a discussion of the nature and import of Richard Rorty's philosophy, particularly as it relates to his reevaluation of American pragmatism. Rorty's thinking is assessed within the context of both modern and postmodern intellectual trends, and his thought is contrasted with that of his principal contemporaries in America and Europe, including Donald Davidson, W. V. O. Quine, Jürgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida.

China Review International

This alone would seem to set Rorty up as an unquestionable ally in the task of
revivifying Confucian thought and practice ... However , almost all of the essays
take issue with some aspect of Rorty's neo - pragmatismusually focusing on
worries ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01163593W

Category: China

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Confucius Now

Confucius entailed them in his cultural refinements , and only Zigong was able to
hear them . When it came to ... In this regard , I believe Confucianism is far more “
pragmatic ” than the contemporary pragmatic Richard Rorty . Rorty makes great ...

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Author: David Edward Jones

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106019282372

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

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"A collection of essays on the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius as collected in the Analects, focusing on the relevance of Confucius's project for contemporary life and scholarship"--Provided by publisher.

Bridging Minds Across the Pacific

Against the solitary cognito of Enlightenment rationality , both pragmatism and
Confucianism see individuals as constituted ... Neville looks into harmonies
between the neopragmatism of scholars such as Richard Rorty and Confucian
thought .

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Author: Cheng Li

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060650010

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Bridging Minds Across the Pacific offers new insight into U.S.–China relations by looking at the far-reaching dynamics of educational exchanges between these two countries in the last twenty-five years. Cheng Li and this volume's distinguished contributors focus on the important role played by U.S.-educated Chinese returnees in their home country's social science curriculum development, program-building, and research, and in public policy formation.

East and West

The book discusses some general "methodological problems" pertaining to the "Meeting of East and West," Confucianism and Kantian moral philosophy, Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Eastern thought, and outstanding themes such as social practice ...

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Author: Kwang-Sae Lee

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

ISBN: 9781931907330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 523

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In East and West: Fusion of Horizons, Kwang-Sae Lee seeks to find and develop themes of mutual resonance in Eastern and Western thoughts, trying to interpret across boundaries of culture and age. The book discusses some general methodological problems pertaining to the Meeting of East and West, Confucianism and Kantian moral philosophy, Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Eastern thought, and outstanding themes such as social practice theory, holistic individualism and pluralism. It also examines Eastern thought (Confucianism and Taoism in particular) and pragmatism (Rorty in particular). The last part introduces Korean philosophy and some important Korean philosophers. Lee believes that there is vital need for reassessing the eminent relevance of revitalized East Asian culture(s) to the contemporary world. It is with this conviction that he has written this important and timely book. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kwang-Sae Lee is Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University. He holds a PhD from Yale University. Lee was interested mainly in analytic philosophy, philosophy of science, Kant, and the history of Western philosophy. His focus has gradually but ineluctably shifted to world philosophy. He has co-authored Cultures of East and West and penned many papers mainly on Kant and world philosophy. Lee lives in Kent, Ohio, with his wife. "

The Democracy of the Dead

Dewey, Confucius, and the Hope for Democracy in China David L. Hall, Roger T.
Ames ... Having said this , however , we would contend that there is a broad
continuity between Rorty ' s thinking and that of Dewey and classical pragmatism
.

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Author: David L. Hall

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015046905231

Category: History

Page: 267

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Will democracy figure prominently in China's future? If so, what kind of democracy? In this insightful and thought-provoking book, David Hall and Roger Ames explore such questions and, in the course of answering them, look to the ideas of John Dewey and Confucius.

Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies

Confucius ' s search for self - transformation is thoroughly different from Rorty ' s
pragmatist self - transformation as " self - enlargement , " " self - enrichment , "
and " self - creation . " The former can be called minimization , and the later , in ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133488788

Category: East Asia

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Richard Rorty Metaphilosophy and pragmatism

values may be said to be of Western origin and, in that sense, foreign to, say,
Chinese culture (to its Confucian heritage), to the degree that they are appealed
to in an attempt to effect far-reaching changes in Chinese society (as they have ...

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Author: James Tartaglia

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000127009185

Category: Law

Page: 364

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Democracy as Culture

Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world. Using a multidisciplinary approach, contributors to this volume explore the significance of John Dewey’s Pragmatism for the contemporary world.

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Author: Sor-hoon Tan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791477700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.

Abstracts

Specifically , I argue that Deweyan pragmatists can learn from Rorty in the same
way that Neo - Confucians like Wang Yang - ming learned from Taoists . Since
the pragmatic and Confucian positions share important structural similarities ...

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Author: American Academy of Religion

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ISBN: UOM:39015057996525

Category: Bible

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Manufacturing Confucianism

... The Postmodern condition : A Report on Knowledge , Minneapolis : University
of Minnesota Press , 1984 . 45. Richard Rorty , Contingency , Irony , Solidarity ;
and consequences of Pragmatism , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press ...

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Author: Lionel Millard Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3369303

Category: China

Page: 1066

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Contemporary Pragmatism

William Gavin, Stefan Neubert, and Kersten Reich: Language and Its Discontents: William James, Richard Rorty, and Interactive Constructivism Matthew J. Brown: Genuine Problems and the Significance of Science Robert Chodat: Evolution and ...

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Author: Mitchell Aboulafia

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032880

Category: Electronic books

Page: 195

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Contents Articles Frederic R. Kellogg: Hobbes, Holmes, and Dewey: Pragmatism and the Problem of Order Brian E. Butler: Dews, Dworks, and Poses Decide Lochner Sor-hoon Tan: Our Country Right or Wrong: A Pragmatic Response to Anti-Democratic Cultural Nationalism in China Stephen Harris: Antifoundationalism and the Commitment to Reducing Suffering in Rorty and Madhyamaka Buddhism Eric Thomas Weber: On Applying Ethics: Who's Afraid of Plato's Cave? William Gavin, Stefan Neubert, and Kersten Reich: Language and Its Discontents: William James, Richard Rorty, and Interactive Constructivism Matthew J. Brown: Genuine Problems and the Significance of Science Robert Chodat: Evolution and Explanation: Biology, Aesthetics, Pragmatism Joseph Margolis: Pragmatism's Future: A Touch of Prophecy Review Essay Brian E. Butler: Sen's The Idea of Justice: Back to the (Pragmatic) Future Book Reviews Tibor Solymosi: Review of Jay Schulkin. Cognitive Adaptation: A Pragmatist Perspective

The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

I have developed this theme in relation to Pragmatism , Chinese Philosophy ,
Contemporary Liberalism , and the concept of the Public Good in “ Confucius ,
Dewey , Rorty " ( 1997 ) . 7. See , for example , the admirable work of Daly and
Cobb ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030862767

Category: Philosophy

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Author: De Gruyter

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110230259

Category: Reference

Page: 2612

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.