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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2008, Vol. 3 Issue (3) : 335-351     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11466-008-0022-x
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Endurance and non-endurance: From the perspective of virtue ethics
CHEN Shaoming
The Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong 510275, China
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Abstract By analysing the two relevant psychological phenomena of “endurance” and “non-endurance,” this essay aims to reveal the ethical implications of a Confucian approach, namely regarding non-endurance as an impulse of primary virtue. Based on this case study, the author then explores the significance of moral cultivation or psychological training in establishing moral personality and the complexities of such a process. Meanwhile, “love” in Confucian ethics means sympathy for the inferior rather than affection for the revered. Hopefully, this study may deepen our understanding of virtue ethics.
Issue Date: 05 September 2008
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CHEN Shaoming. Endurance and non-endurance: From the perspective of virtue ethics[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2008, 3(3): 335-351.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2008/V3/I3/335
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