Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism, written by Stephen C. Angle

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Leigh Jenco1
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(Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012), 220 pp. isbn 9780745661308 (pbk). Hardback/Paperback: £55.00/17.99.

Angle’s exciting new book offers more than an overview of contemporary debates on Confucianism. By engaging both past and present global debates in Anglo-American philosophy, Chinese thought, and social and legal theory, the book develops its own muscular and unapologetically “progressive” version of Confucianism which takes on difficult questions raised by contemporary commitments to egalitarianism, democracy, and rule of law. It will therefore be of interest to any philosopher or social theorist interested in these ideas, particularly in how such ideas might be challenged or enriched by

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