An Overview and Interdisciplinary Analysis of Confucian, Mencian, and Taoist ethics
This 4-volume set makes Chinese ethics theoretically more understandable through an interdisciplinary approach from a hermeneutic perspective.
The Analects of Confucius are structurally analyzed so as to reveal the universal truths and pragmatic rationality implied in the maxims of this important classic of world philosophy.
The composition, constitution, and structure of the Han Academic system are studied, and other pre-Qin Chinese ideologies, like Taoist nihilism and Mencian-Confucian ethics, are also discussed.
Volume 1 and 2 The Structure of the Chinese Ethical Archetype
1. The Background and Foundation of Confucian Ethical Rationality
2. The Pragmatic Aesthetics of Ethical Choice
3. The Political Turn of Mencian-Confucian Ethics against Taoist Nihilism and Legalist Philosophy of Power
Volume 3 and 4 The Constitution of Han-Academic Ideology
1. The Background and Conditions of Han-Confucianism
2. The Composition of the Confucian Classics
3. The Cultural Consequences of Han-Confucianism
About the Author
Li Youzheng is Special Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Vice-President of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, and Advisor of the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy. He is the author of An Introduction to Theoretical Semiotics, The Structure of the Chinese Ethical Archetype, The Constitution of Han-Academic Ideology, and Epistemological Problems of the Comparative Humanities.