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forces of life, like the divinities, spirits and ancestors, form part of the hierarchy. 6 The universe for Africans is a composite thing as both the living and the dead are parts of the existence of the world. This indicates that both work harmoniously and in tandem with each other as existence is

In: Culture and Dialogue
Author: Zhuoyao Li

practices in East Asian societies persists. On the other hand, Confucianism has lost its overwhelming dominance over other ways of life. Instead, a wide variety of comprehensive doctrines have taken root and increasingly caught up with Confucianism. The former observation prompts many Confucian political

In: Culture and Dialogue

benefits. Rawls conception of justice as fairness is a liberal conception as it protects and gives priority to certain equal basic liberties that enable individuals to freely exercise their consciences, decide values and choose their way of life. Liberal governments and societies respect individual choices

In: Culture and Dialogue

relationship with capitalism. The third summarizes and finishes by overviewing open questions. 2 Confucianism and Commerce Confucianism is a way of thinking and a way of living (refer to the introduction of this volume). There is no concise and unitary understanding of Confucianism as a doctrine

In: Culture and Dialogue
Author: John A. Pauley

what I prefer to call a “human ecology.” The concept of “ecology” is necessary because the underlying ontology of this essay is an extension of naturalism. The leading axiom of scientific ecology is that all living beings are relational beings and it is then only possible to understand those living

In: Culture and Dialogue
Authors: Sarah Flavel and Brad Hall

supposedly Confucian social or political structures. 2 Gerald Dworkin defines paternalism as “the interference of a state or an individual with another person, against their will, … defended or motivated by a claim that the person interfered with will be better off or protected from harm.” 3 Paternalism

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In: Culture and Dialogue
Author: Michael Krausz

RA: I understand that you came to formulate your theory of creativity in the course of articulating your personal program in art. Am I right? Michael: Not quite. I’d been thinking about creativity in connection with the idea of a creative life, particularly when facing choices about whether to

In: Roots in the Air
Author: Martin Ovens

. Ways in which a life “without belief” is possible have been debated. 22 However, it is possible to appreciate how Pyrrhonism represents a eudaemonistic, practical wisdom philosophy … the archē , or motivating cause, of Scepticism is the hope of living normally and peacefully without metaphysical

In: Culture and Dialogue

different social groups are able to maintain and motivate divergent levels of trust and cooperation. Acknowledgments During the preparation of this manuscript, Shaver was supported by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Grant ( ID : VUW 1321); Lang was supported by a grant to the Laboratory for

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture
Author: Michael Krausz

interpretation exists, for it might motivate them to narrow the range of admissible interpretations, even if not to a limit of one interpretation. Put otherwise, trying for a ‘singularly perfect’ interpretation, for example, is not inconsistent with the belief that no such interpretation actually exists. Or, to

In: Roots in the Air