Human Rights in Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry

(Cambridge Modern China Series)

5b26f720018bb.jpg Author Stephen C. Angle
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File size 2.25MB
Year 2002
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

What should we make of claims by members of other groups to have moralities different from our own? Human Rights in Chinese Thought gives an extended answer to this question in the first study of its kind. It integrates a full account of the development of Chinese rights discourse with philosophical consideration of how various communities should respond to contemporary Chinese claims about the uniqueness of their human rights concepts. The book elaborates a plausible kind of moral pluralism and demonstrates that Chinese ideas of human rights do indeed have distinctive characteristics, but it nonetheless argues for the importance and promise of cross-cultural moral engagement.

 

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