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By Chenyang Li

ISBN-10: 0415844746

ISBN-13: 9780415844741

ISBN-10: 1138962155

ISBN-13: 9781138962156

Harmony is an idea necessary to Confucianism and to the lifestyle of prior and current humans in East Asia. Integrating equipment of textual exegesis, historic research, comparative research, and philosophical argumentation, this booklet offers a finished remedy of the Confucian philosophy of concord.

The publication strains the roots of the concept that to antiquity, examines its next improvement, and explicates its theoretical and sensible value for the modern international. It argues that, opposite to a typical view within the West, Confucian concord isn't mere contract yet should be accomplished and maintained with artistic pressure. below the impact of a Weberian studying of Confucianism as "adjustment" to an international with an underlying fastened cosmic order, Confucian concord has been systematically misinterpreted within the West as presupposing an invariable grand scheme of items that pre-exists on the planet to which humanity has to comply. The ebook indicates that Confucian concord is a dynamic, generative approach, which seeks to stability and reconcile changes and conflicts via creativity.

Illuminating the most vital strategies in chinese language philosophy and highbrow heritage, this e-book is of curiosity to scholars of chinese language experiences, historical past and philosophy generally and japanese philosophy in particular.

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