Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development

Behind Contrastive Identity Prioritizations: A Moral Reconciliation between Confucian and Utilitarian Ethics

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Xi-Yan Lyu
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Xi-Yan Lyu
Available Online September 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.28How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Morality, ethics, Confucianism, utilitarianism, reconciliation, contrastive identities, prioritization.
Abstract

This paper is based upon some common facts of identity prioritizations. It aims to explain how observance of Confucian ethics leads to prioritizations of relational and family identities, and how observance of utilitarian ethics leads to prioritizations of independent and friend identities. The author looks into the two ethics, seeks the ethical grounds of the mentioned identity prioritizations, and discusses the different treatments moralities in Confucianism and Utilitarianism. Finally, this paper attempts to reconcile the Confucian and utilitarian treatments of moralities, and concluded with their reconcilability and irreconcilability in certain aspects.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
September 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-401-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.28How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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