The Moral Circle and the Self: Chinese and Western Perspectives
Chong, Sor-hoon Tan, and C.L. Ten, eds.
encompasses not just a concern for self and family but also for
a wider circle of others, what resources do Chinese and Western
ethics offer to motivate and guide this expansion of concern?
This question is the theme uniting all these essays by leading
Chinese and Western philosophers. Topics discussed include: the
Confician emphasis on hierarchy; the motivational basis driving
concern for others; how Descartes and Mencius analyzed pity and
compassion, how personal identities are formed in Chinese and
Western cultures, the possibility of a Confucian civil society,
and children's rights.