The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

2014.08.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chenyang Li, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, Routledge, 2014, 197pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415844741. Reviewed by
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2014.08.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chenyang Li, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, Routledge, 2014, 197pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415844741. Reviewed by Yingying Tang, University of Southern California This very illuminating book centers on an important notion in Confucian philosophy, the concept of harmony. Chenyang Li understands Confucian harmony as a property possessed by particular kinds of things. The property comes in degrees (p. 9): something could be (more or less) harmonious, whereas something else might not be harmonious at all. For the sake of convenience, let me use the term "harmony-apt subjects", which does not appear in the book, to designate the things that are capable of being more or less harmonious. Centering on Confucian harmony, Li aims to address four questions. First, what kinds of things are harmony-apt subjects? Second, what is the standard of being (more or less) harmonious? Third, what are the reasons for. . .

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