Record:   Prev Next
作者 Klancer, Catherine Hudak, 1975- author
書名 Embracing our complexity : Thomas Aquinas and Zhu Xi on power and the common good / Catherine Hudak Klancer
出版項 Albany : SUNY Press/State University of New York Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9781438458410 (hardback)
143845841X (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  303.36 K662 2015    在架上  -  30500101529389
 文哲所  541.775 K63    在架上    30580003318321
說明 x, 351 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-337) and index
Introduction. Tensions timeless and contemporary -- Introduction to Zhu Xi and Thomas Aquinas
1. An objectively moral universe. What's your proof? Limitations of the scientific model -- A different way of thinking: The mind of faith -- An ontological morality
2. Intellifent agents with moral potential. Self-interested actors and selfless comrades -- Intelligent agents with moral potential
3. Roles, rituals, and habits: The proper development of the human being. Roles -- A methodological issue -- Development of the self -- Fulfilling the role
4. Exercising authority. The government and the common good -- Sacred calling for human beings in general to exercise authority -- The exercise of authority by particular individuals within the human community -- Qualifications for leadership
5. Limiting authority. The contemporary distaste for humility -- Zhu Xi and Thomas Aquinas on humility -- Humulity grounded in finite nature and knowledge -- Humility in community -- Humility and authority
Conclusion. The virtue of humble authority. Dealing with reality -- Engaging with diversity, engaging with paradox: The virtue of humble authority -- Lessons for the contemporary world -- Humble authority in action -- Do we really need religious belief?
This book discusses what a religiously grounded authority might look like from the viewpoints of the European Catholic Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and the Chinese Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi (1130-1200). The consideration of these two figures, immensely influential in their respective traditions, reflects the conviction that any responsible discourse on authority must consider different cultural perspectives. Catherine Hudak Klancer notes that both Zhu Xi and Aquinas conceive wisdom as including, yet surpassing, human reason. Both express an explicit faith in the moral order of the cosmos and the ethical potential of human beings. The systematic, idealistic approach common to both provides the cosmic, anthropological, and ethical elements needed for a comprehensive exploration of how to exercise and limit authority. Ultimately, Klancer writes, authority requires a particular virtue, hitherto latent in both scholars' work and in their lives as well. A person with this virtue--humble authority--is properly grounded in the sacred order, and fully cognizant in theory and in practice of the parameters of human nature and the responsibilities attendant upon the human role
主題 Authority
Power (Philosophy)
Common good
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200
Record:   Prev Next