The Chinese ethical tradition has often been thought to oppose Western views of the self as autonomous and possessed of individual rights with views that emphasize the centrality of relationship and community to the self. The essays in this collection discuss the validity of thatcontrast as it concerns Confucianism, the single most influential Chinese school of thought. Alasdair MacIntyre,one of the most most influential philosophers to articulate the need for dialogue across traditions, contributes a concluding essay of commentary.
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