An engagement among Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.
Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism bargains a desirable dialog among Confucianism, traditionally the dominant culture in chinese language suggestion and society, and the modern philosophy of Richard Rorty. good acutely aware that his philosophical hero, John Dewey, has had an enduring impact between chinese language intellectuals, Rorty expressed a want that his personal books, which were swiftly translated into chinese language, be learn as an up to date model of Dewey’s philosophy. during this booklet, twelve authors have interaction Rorty’s suggestion in a hermeneutic discussion with Confucianism, utilizing Confucianism to interpret and reconstruct Rorty whereas exploring such themes as human nature, ethical psychology, ethical relativism, ethical growth, democracy, culture, ethical metaphysics, and religiosity. Rorty himself offers a specific respond to every one author.
“…all the essays during this quantity pass far towards facilitating a efficient discussion among pragmatism and Confucian suggestion. As either one of those traditions fight to redefine themselves within the current and destiny cultural contexts—both on their local soils and abroad—a booklet like this may proceed to end up helpful for a very long time to come.” — China evaluation overseas
Contributors contain Robert Allinson, Roger Ames, James Behuniak, Cheng Chungying, James Kelly Clark, Yong Huang, Chenyang Li, Marjorie Miller, Hans-Georg Moeller, Peimin Ni, Richard Rorty, Sor-hoon Tan, and Kuang-ming Wu.