Title

Ritual, Harmony and Freedom: Rediscovering the Modern Value of Confucianism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2020

Publication Title

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Abstract

This paper reviews Neville's metaphysical reconstruction of Confucianism as a global philosophy and his development of a Confucian response to feminist criticisms. While affirming Neville's account for the importance of sincerity for Confucian ritual, I propose to bring out also the spontaneous dimension of Confucian ritual that is essential for overcoming various authoritarian and abusive practices in the past. This spontaneous dimension of Confucian ritual would disclose also a new understanding of harmony and freedom that would enhance Neville's project in suggesting an ideal of common good originating in the sensus communis of the human hearts.

Volume Number

47

Issue Number

2022-03-04

First Page

271

Last Page

282

State

queued_for_update

DOI

10.1111/1540-6253.12408

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