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Cambridge Modern China Series

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Cambridge Modern China Series by Stephen C Angle
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What should we make of claims by members of other groups to have moralities different from our own? Human Rights in Chinese Thought gives an extended answer to this question in the first study of its kind. It integrates a full account of the development of Chinese rights discourse - reaching back to important, though neglected, origins of that discourse in 17th and 18th century Confucianism - with philosophical consideration of how various communities should respond to contemporary Chinese claims about the uniqueness of their human rights concepts. The book elaborates a plausible kind of moral pluralism and demonstrates that Chinese ideas of human rights do indeed have distinctive characteristics, but it nonetheless argues for the importance and promise of cross-cultural moral engagement.
Release date NZ
July 4th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780521809719
Product ID
1772043

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