Human Becomings

If not, or at least if not in the same degree, what alternatively might make these horticulture and husbanding analogies appropriate for capturing the growth of relationally constituted “human becomings” is the acute dependence in ...

Human Becomings

Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics. Human Becomings, Roger T. Ames argues that the appropriateness of categorizing Confucian ethics as role ethics turns largely on the conception of person that is presupposed within the interpretive context of classical Chinese philosophy. By beginning with first self-consciously and critically theorizing the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics, Ames posits that the ultimate goal will be to take the Confucian tradition on its own terms and to let it speak with its own voice without overwriting it with cultural importances not its own. He argues that perhaps the most important contribution Confucian philosophy can make to contemporary ethical, social, and political discourse is the conception of focus-field, relationally constituted persons as a robust alternative to the ideology of individualism with single actors playing to win. Roger T. Ames is Humanities Chair Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Peking University and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Hawai‘i. His many books include Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary; Confucian Cultures of Authority (coedited with Peter D. Hershock); and Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art: Cultural and Philosophical Reflections (coedited with Hsingyuan Tsao), all published by SUNY Press.

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Human Becomings
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Roger T. Ames
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics. Human Becomings, Roger T. Ames argues that the appropriateness of categorizing Confucian ethics as role ethics turns largely on the conception of person that is presupposed within the interpretive context of classical Chinese
Human Beings or Human Becomings?
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Peter D. Hershock, Roger T. Ames
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Agues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger. Great transformations are reshaping human life, social institutions, and the world around us, raising profound questions about our fundamental values. We now have the knowledge
Technology and Human Becoming
Language: en
Pages: 97
Authors: Philip Hefner
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Fortress Press

From a leader in the field of religion and science come these reflections on the role of technology in human life and culture. Philip Hefner sees the human spirit at issue in our assessment of and attitude toward technology and the many technological creations that humans spawn. Technology, he argues,
Biosocial Becomings
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Tim Ingold, Gisli Palsson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Going beyond the division of nature and society, this unique book explores human life as a process of biosocial becoming.
Children and Citizenship
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Jane Williams, Antonella Invernizzi
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: SAGE

Children and Citizenship offers a contemporary and critical approach to the central debates around notions of children’s citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book makes explicit connections between theoretical approaches, representations of childhood, and the experiences of children themselves, legal