Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion

2016.02.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Henry Rosemont Jr., Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion,
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2016.02.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Henry Rosemont Jr., Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion, Lexington Books, 2015, 190pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739199800. Reviewed by Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, University of Hawaii, West Oahu This book has ten chapters and can be roughly divided into two parts: the first five chapters focus on the discussion of many problematics of the Western notion of individualism; and the second half is devoted to the Confucian role-based alternative. This book can be seen as a culmination of Henry Rosemont Jr.'s decades of work in the field of comparative philosophy. His critique of Western individualism along with his search for Confucian spirituality as an alternative stretches back to his early works such as A Chinese Mirror: Moral Reflections on Political Economy and Society (Open Court, 1991), "Human Rights: A Bill of Worries" (in Confucianism. . .

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