Philosophy East and West, vol. 67, no. 1 (2017)

This quarter’s journal of comparative Eastern and Western philosophies includes the following scholarly works:

Special Feature: Joseph Chan’s Confucian Perfectionism

Confucian Authority, Political Right, and Democracy
by Sungmoon Kim

Confucian Justification of Limited Government: Comments on Joseph Chan’s Confucian Perfectionism
by Stephen C. Angle

Institutional Structures and Idealism of Character
by David B. Wong

Education as a Human Right: A Confucian Perspective
by Chenyang Li

Democracy without Autonomy: Moral and Personal Autonomy in Democratic Confucianism
by Yvonne Chiu

On How to Construct a Confucian Democracy for Modern Times (or Why Democratic Practices Must Not Sight of the Ideal)
by Roger T. Ames

Confucian Perfectionism: A Response to Kim, Angle, Wong, Li, Chiu, and Ames
by Joseph Chan


Seeking Ren in the Analects
by Larson Di Fiori and Henry Rosemont, Jr.

The Relationship between Eastern Ecoaesthetics and Western Environmental Aesthetics
by Allen Carlson

Renunciation, Pleasure, and the Good Life in the Samnyāsa Upanisads
by Christopher G. Framarin

Regarding Doubt and Certainty in al-Ghazālī’s Deliverance from Error and Descartes’ Meditations
by Akira O. Ruddle-Miyamoto

The Vanishing Wild Card: Challenges and Implications of Ziporyn’s Zhuangzi
by John R. Williams

Plus a comment and discussion section and reviews.

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