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were anxious about inner and outer balance, hygienic and social rules. Sexual freedom was not a carnal sin but rather a threat to social morality and customs. 1897 Hawkes, tr., vol. 2, p. 91 ( Honglou meng , ch. 29).

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

apparent contradiction in dealing with emotions: on the one side Daoist texts show a negative attitude toward passions, urge their suppression before they are manifested, in order to save the vital energy and keep man’s balance; 76 on the other side, these texts recognise some basic genuine feelings. The

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

analysed in terms of our everyday concept of friendship; for, as the principles whose balance it consists in – love and respect – it is also separated from the feelings. What Kant says explicitly about love characterizes the both principles united in friendship: „But in any case, the love in friendship

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

a theoretically well-balanced account of the Christian concept of love and that of marriage where the obvious price to be paid for the wellness of the balance is a considerable reduction of love’s erotic side. 3 Andreas Capellanus and Love’s Labours in His On Love Having considered some main

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

lack of balance is a key to the meaning of love and death in Jiao Hong ji . Death itself is brilliantly narrated (Jiaoniang feigns madness, for example, to escape the impending marriage, and Shen Chun’s sensible brother tries to lecture him while he is in the midst of his suicide), while the cause

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

search for orientation in life. The Confessions offers many examples of the value-neutral love operating in us: Augustine’s perspective is that of balancing between the description of the irregular love of the unworthy or forbidden objects, and the normative account of the God-supported well

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

balance of power among various social groups, leading to a variety of competing perspectives on the social order and social identity. Even though the mission of statesmen/stateswomen is to maintain the existing social order, they must closely monitor these changes. In addition, statesmen/stateswomen need

In: Journal of Chinese Humanities

, like politics, law is based on the idea of an independent judiciary and a system of checks and balances—at the foundational level, is there really much else to discuss? In the future, these fields can continue to create meaningful discourse by addressing issues as they arise from technological change

In: Journal of Chinese Humanities

the separation of politics and law, and the corresponding mechanisms of checks and balances, democracies clarify, to the maximum degree possible, the limits to the exercise of power. This prevents policy makers from ignoring the basic interests of the majority, willfully deciding on policy matters

In: Journal of Chinese Humanities

critique of man’s hypocritical sacralization of his own self-interest in Civilization and Its Discontents . 20 Within the Greek vision of the maximum fulfillment of human capacity, this issue is commonly linked to the concept of justice, in the sense of the interpersonal balancing of conflicting needs

In: Journal of Chinese Humanities