Ethical Politics and Modern Society : T.H. Green's Practical Philosophy and Modern China.

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, Gre...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Taylor & Francis)
Main Author: Liu, James Jia-Hau
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Routledge, 2019.
Series:Routledge studies in social and political thought.
Table of 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.