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Utilitarianism in Chinese thought.

Yan, Jinfen

Utilitarianism in Chinese thought.

by Yan, Jinfen

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ISBN 100612028844

Mozi, Chinese philosopher whose fundamental doctrine of undifferentiated love (jianai) challenged Confucianism for several centuries and became the basis of a socioreligious movement known as Mohism. Born a few years after Confucius’s death, Mozi was raised in a period when the feudal hierarchy.   History of utilitarianism []. Utilitarianism was founded by Jeremy Bentham and further developed by his disciple, John Stuart m was most interested in the ramifications that a utilitarian ethics would have for the law, and he developed a precise system for correlating a crime's detrimental effect on utility to the severity of its punishment.

Template:Under Construction This page contains a detailed summary of Jonathan Glover's book Utilitarianism" and its Critics, a compilation of essays published in Jonathan Glover says the attraction of utilitarianism lies in its ability to replace "arbitrary rules" with a "single coherent basis" (p. 1). Its alternatives are percieved by the utilitarian as a "ghostly legal system.   John Stuart Mill, who has been called the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the 19th century, was a British philosopher, economist, and moral and political theorist.

  Utilitarianism—Utilitarianism, another attempt to give morality a non-religious foundation, was pioneered by thinkers including David Hume () and Jeremy Bentham (). Utilitarianism holds that pleasure and happiness have intrinsic value. They are what we all want and are the ultimate goals that all our actions aim toward.   Philosophy books Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene – review "Then I discovered utilitarianism," he writes, "the philosophy .


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Utilitarianism in Chinese thought by Yan, Jinfen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Utilitarianism In Chinese Thought should be useful to all those interested in the history of Chinese philosophy as well as in the convergence of Eastern and Western ideas.

With the rapid economic development of China which remains a Communist state, this study may also offer a few clues to the intellectual conditions that make such a development possible and seek as well to rationalize by: 2.

Utilitarianism in Chinese thought. [Jinfen Yan] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Jinfen Yan. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description.

This is the first book, as I know, bravely explores utilitarian theories in Chinese thought and tradition. In today's China facing getting rich and to be moral Chinese people have been looking for a way between Western culture and Chinese tradition: Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism and philosophies of GuanZi and Hanfei Zi, of Yi Jing, Zhuang Zi 5/5(3).

Amid a far-reaching convergence of Western and Chinese cultures, utilitarianism has become a 'hot' new philosophical and ethical topic in China. I call the various different ideas associated with this new academic theme Chinese neo-utilitarianism.

Chinese Neo-utilitarianism is an attempt to combine Marxism, the Western ethical tradition and the Chinese tradition to create a new approach different Buy the book: $ used $ new, Amazon page.

Another Look at Utilitarianism in Mo‐Tzu's Thought. Dirck Vorenkamp - - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 19 (4) Utilitarian Alternatives to Act : Ben Eggleston. utilitarianism translate: 實用主義;功利主義. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Chinese traditional Dictionary. Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill 1: General remarks most scornfully reject its authority.

And every school of thought admits that the influence of actions on happiness is a very significant and even predominant consideration in many of the details of morals, however unwilling they may be to allow the production of happiness as the fundamental.

Utilitarianism is one of the most important and influential moral theories of modern times. In many respects, it is the outlook of Scottish philosopher David Hume () and his writings from the midth century.

But it received both its name and its clearest statement in the writings of English philosophers Jeremy Bentham () and John Stuart Mill ().Missing: Chinese thought. Books shelved as utilitarianism: Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill, On Liberty by John Stuart Mill, Practical Ethics by P.

Mohism or Moism (Chinese: 墨家; pinyin: Mòjiā; lit.: 'School of Mo') was an ancient Chinese philosophy of logic, rational thought and science developed by the academic scholars who studied under the ancient Chinese philosopher Mozi (c.

BC – c. BC) and embodied in an eponymous book: the evolved at about the same time as Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism, and was one of the. Utilitarianism, by John Stuart Mill, is an essay written to provide support for the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory, and to respond to misconceptions about it.

Mill defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness."Missing: Chinese thought.

Utilitarian ideas go back in part to the works of philosophers in ancient China, including Mozi, 1 and ancient Greece, including Epicurus. 2 Utilitarianism was further developed, refined and promoted in the late 18th and early 19th century by the classical utilitarians, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Henry Sidgwick.

These articles summarize the lives and ideas of the major utilitarian. Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a classic exposition and defense of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in ; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in /5().

Utilitarianism is a family of normative ethical theories that promotes actions that maximize happiness and well-being for all affected individuals. Although different varieties of utilitarianism admit different characterizations, the basic idea behind all of them is to in some sense maximize utility, which is often defined in terms of well-being or related concepts.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that determines right from wrong by focusing on outcomes. It is a form of consequentialism. Utilitarianism holds that the most ethical choice is the one that will produce the greatest good for the greatest number.

It is the only moral. Utilitarianism, in normative ethics, a tradition stemming from the late 18th- and 19th-century English philosophers and economists Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill according to which an action is right if it tends to promote happiness and wrong if it tends to produce the reverse of happiness.

Utilitarianism, which is also called consequentialism, is a theory in normative ethics. It is one of the best known and most influential moral theories. The main idea of utilitarianism is to determine whether actions are morally good or bad, right or wrong depends on their consequences rather than Missing: Chinese thought.

utilitarianism that utilitarian ethics continue to be applied to a diverse array of 21st Century problems, including ethical problems encountered in public education, medicine, bioengineering, law, and economics.

In all of these fields, utilitarianism has its proponents and utilitarian arguments are common. Contemporary Environmental Ethics as aMissing: Chinese thought. utilitarianism in Chinese::功利主义.

click for more detailed Chinese translation, definition, pronunciation and example sentences. The Philosophy of the Mòzi is an extensive study of Mohism, situating the movement's rise and decline within Chinese history. The book also emphasizes Mohism's relevance to modern systems of thought.

Mohism anticipated Western utilitarianism by more than two thousand years.utilitarianism meaning: 1. the system of thought that states that the best action or decision in a particular situation is.

Learn more. Understanding Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is a tradition of ethical philosophy that is associated with Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, two late 18th- .