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Title Ethical Politics and Modern Society : T.H. Green's Practical Philosophy and Modern China.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (179 pages)
Series Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Ser.
Routledge studies in social and political thought.
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Bio/Hist Note James Jia-Hau Liu received his degree from Department of Politics and Internal Relations, Cardiff University, UK. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Research Center for Humanities and Social Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His research interests include democratic theory, sovereignty, human rights, comparative intellectual history, and British idealism.
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Subject Green, Thomas Hill, 1836-1882 -- Ethics.
Green, Thomas Hill, 1836-1882.
Ethics, Modern -- 19th century.
Ethics -- China.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Perplexity of Modernity; Green, British Idealism, and Modern Society; Ethical Politics and the Modernisation of China; 1 Individual Emancipation after the Enlightenment; Individual Emancipation as a Modern Issue; The Reformation and the Enlightenment; The Modern Spirit: 'to be free, to understand, to enjoy'; Two Legacies of David Hume; Unity and Plurality; The Demise of the Spiritual; The Division of Modern Society; The Individual Trumps the Community
External Laws and Internal ConscienceMonism and Pluralism; 2 The Shadow of Metaphysics; Metaphysics, Psychology, and Theory of Knowledge; The Structure of Truth and the Eternal Consciousness; Interpretations of Green's Determinism; The Transcendental, the Immanent and Human Agency; 3 Human Perfection and Moral Community; The Modes and Transformation of Human Consciousness; The Good and the Self; Objectivism and Subjectivism in the Moral Sphere; Freedom, the Common Good and Social Duty; 4 Ethical Politics and Sovereign Power; Rights, Social Equality, and Mutual Recognition
Discipline and Self-governmentSovereignty and Might; Civic Agency and State Action; Modern Politics as an Ethical Praxis; 5 Green's Practical Philosophy and Modern China; The Reception of Green's Practical Philosophy in East Asia; A Different Issue of Modernity; The Development of Greenian Study in Hong Kong and Taiwan; Conclusion; Practical Philosophy and Ethical Politics; The Multiplicity of Modernity; The Legacy of Green's Ethical Liberalism; Index
Summary Ethical Politics and Modern Society introduces and critically examines British idealist philosopher, Thomas Hill Green, his practical philosophy, and its reception in China between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. As a response to the modernity issue in Great Britain, Green's philosophy, in particular his ethical politics, anticipated a practical solution to the individual alienation issue in modern society. Witnessing the resemblance between Green's ethical politics and classical Chinese ethical and political thought, some Chinese scholars became inclined to take Green's thought as an intellectual approach to assimilate Western modernity. While Green and the Chinese scholars both intended to articulate an ethical conception of modern politics in response to the issue of modernity, their results were very different. In this book, James Jia-Hau Liu analyses why modern Chinese scholars introduced Green's philosophy to China and why the studies of Green's philosophy in China have since faded away. Modern Chinese scholars, such as Gao Yi-Han, Chin Yueh-Lin, Tang Jun-Yi, Chang Fo-Chuan, and Yin Hai-Guang, are explored in greater detail. The contradictory standings towards modernity between Green and Chinese scholars illustrate how to understand the difference forms of modernity that can be embodied therein. Ethical Politics and Modern Society is a valuable resource to scholars of political philosophy, political theory, history of social and political thought, British idealism, and the work of Thomas Hill Green.
Other Title Print version: Liu, James Jia-Hau. Ethical Politics and Modern Society : T.H. Green's Practical Philosophy and Modern China. Milton : Routledge, ©2019 9781138505360