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Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy

Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy (Hardback)

Edited by Sandel, Michael J.
Edited by D'Ambrosio, Paul J.
Foreword by Osnos, Evan

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In the West, Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel is a thinker of unusual prominence. In China, he's a phenomenon, greeted by vast crowds. China Daily reports that he has acquired a popularity -usually reserved for Hollywood movie stars.- China Newsweek declared him the -most influ...ential foreign figure- of the year. In Sandel the Chinese have found a guide through the ethical dilemmas created by the nation's swift embrace of a market economy--a guide whose communitarian ideas resonate with aspects of China's own rich and ancient philosophical traditions.Chinese citizens often describe a sense that, in sprinting ahead, they have bounded past whatever barriers once held back the forces of corruption and moral disregard. The market economy has lifted millions from poverty but done little to define ultimate goals for individuals or the nation. Is the market all there is? In this context, Sandel's charismatic, interactive lecturing style, which roots moral philosophy in real-world scenarios, has found an audience struggling with questions of their responsibility to one another.Encountering China brings together leading experts in Confucian and Daoist thought to explore the connections and tensions revealed in this unlikely episode of Chinese engagement with the West. The result is a profound examination of diverse ideas about the self, justice, community, gender, and public good. With a Foreword by Evan Osnos that considers Sandel's fame and the state of moral dialogue in China, the book will itself be a major contribution to the debates that Sandel sparks in East and West alike.
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ISBN 9780674976146
Released NZ 15 Jan 2018
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Language English (translated from: English)
Availability
6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780674976146
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Harvard University Press
Released 15 Jan 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) Edited by Sandel, Michael J.
Edited by D'Ambrosio, Paul J.
Foreword by Osnos, Evan
Category Area / Regional Studies
Oriental & Indian Philosophy
Topics In Philosophy
Confucianism
Taoism
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 170.951
Weight 508g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Capitalism - Moral and ethical aspects - China, Confucian ethics - China, Taoist ethics - China, Mixed economy - China, Communitarianism - China
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade

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