Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The "Moral Universal" from the Perspectives of East Asian Thought 2. The Continuity of Being: Chinese Visions of Nature 3. A Confucian Perspective on Leaning to be Human 4. The Value of the Human in Classical Confucian Thought 5. Jen as a Living Metaphor in the Confucian Analects 6. The Idea of the Human in Mencian Thought: An Approach to Chinese Aesthetics 7. Selfhood and Otherness: The Father-Son Relationship in Confucian Thought 8. Neo-Confucian Religiosity and Human-Relatedness 9. Neo-Confucian Onotology: A Preliminary Questioning Glossary Bibliography of Tu Wei-ming Index
Tu Wei-ming is Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and Chairman of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.
"The essays in this volume present themselves as attempts at transmission and interpretation, Confucius' own self-understanding. But embodied in that task is one of the most exciting and creative philosophical projects of our time: The evocation of a world philosophy for the twentieth century from Confucian roots." - from the Foreword