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Title: Struggle for the right to cover up for family members: The significance and value of the confucian thought “Cover up for family members” in modern society [Prizadevanje za prikrivanje za družinske člane: Pomen in vrednotenje konfucijske ideje o ≫prikrivanju za družinske člane≪ v moderni družbi]
Authors: Tseng, Weichieh
Contributors: 中國文學系
Keywords: Axel Honneth;Confucianism;Cover up for the family members;Mencius;Normative reconstruction;The Analects;Theory of recognition
Date: 2017
Issue Date: 2017-08-02 15:55:58 (UTC+8)
Abstract: The argument for covering up for family members who had committed offenses was a core part of Confucian thinking, and a topic that has long been controversial. This idea tended to be deemed by traditional Legalist scholars and contemporary law-centered scholars as an outdated approach that compromised legal fairness, and thus should not be accepted by contemporary society. However, it is understood through Honneth’s recognition theory that the “law” is in fact merely a principle of recognizing a person’s identity as a member of civil society, and we cannot ignore that man also has an identity of the “family” relation that is connected to “love”. The identity recognition based on the principle of “love” is an intrinsic need of humans, and also an essential link in the establishment of an integrated personality. The desire to cover up for a family member is nothing other than an attempt to rebuild an ethics-centered identity recognition, so as to avoid the materialization of humans by “laws”. © 2017, Ljubljana University Press. All rights reserved.
Relation: Asian Studies, 5(1), 47-65
Data Type: article
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