摘要：For much of the history of Chinese thought, ethics and political philosophy were considered to be a single concern. Focusing on early Chinese ethical and political thought across multiple schools and thinkers, this handbook presents a comprehensive cross-section of the research being done in the major areas of Chinese and comparative ethics and political philosophy.
Alongside chapters on Chinese historical and interpretative issues, it includes comparative approaches, bringing early Chinese ethics and political philosophy into conversation with Western Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, and even Western Theology. Contributors discuss numerous texts and schools in Pre-Qin and Han Philosophy, showing how early Chinese ethical and political theories can be used to help with contemporary philosophical problems, such as questions surrounding metaethics, human rights, the status of emotions, and the connection between ethics and metaphysics.
With overviews of Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, and Legalism and new interpretations of the Xunzi, the Liyun, the Zhuangzi, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook Of Early Chinese and Ethical Philosophy serves as a bridge for entering into early Chinese ways of thought. A valuable resource for contemporary scholars, including those working outside the areas of Chinese or comparative thought.
Table of contents
1. Introduction, Alexus McLeod
PART II: Historical Approaches
2. Confucian Role Ethics, Sarah Mattice
3. A Constructivist Interpretation of the Xunzi, Kurtis Hagen
4. A Reading of the Liyun, Michael Ing
5. Mohist Ethics, Dan Robins
6. Nothingness and Selfhood in the Zhuangzi, David Chai
7. Han Fei's Rule of Law and Its Limits, Alejandro Barcenas
PART II: Comparative Approaches
8. Other People Die and That is the Problem, Amy Olberding
9. The Problem of Anxiety in the Zhuangzi, Alexus McLeod
10. Mengzi's Philosophy of the Ruler, Joshua Brown
11. Human Rights in Confucianism, May Sim
12. Neo-Aristotelian and Neo-Confucian Approaches, Yong Huang
Annotated Bibliography, Alexus McLeod