- Applying Confucian Ethics to International Relations [Abstract]
| Cho-yun Hsu | 12/02/1991
The Confucian concept of morality and ethics, which dictated both domestic and international policies, maintained that through good government and internal peace and prosperity, China would play a leadership role in the world and serve as a universal paradigm for other nations.
- Normative Prudence as a Tradition of Statecraft [Abstract]
| Alberto R. Coll | 12/02/1991
Coll clearly advocates the Aristotelian notion that "moral principles are ultimately realized only in specific acts which human beings choose to carry out." He cites Washington, Lincoln, and Churchill as examples of leaders whose moral wisdom in political reasoning led to a statecraft explicitly derived from prudence.
- Hegel and International Ethics [Abstract]
| Chris Brown | 12/02/1991
Brown attempts to clarify Hegelian ideas of absolute knowledge and self-knowledge that lead to the model of the modern state as "the vehicle for the self-expression of spirit...governed only by the requirements of reason" upon which Hegel grounds international ethics.
- Moral Renewal: The Lessons of Eastern Europe [Abstract]
| Terry Nardin | 12/02/1991
Nardin uses the Eastern European experience of the late 1980s and the works of Adam Michnik and Vaclav Havel to demonstrate the traditional cosmopolitan Kantian notion of morality in the "appeal to universal human values."
- "The Vision Thing": Charles Taylor Against Inarticulacy [Abstract]
| John E. (Jack) Becker | 12/01/1991
In response to Charles Taylor's book "Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity," Becker defends the Western view of ethical conceptions based on our unique identity, reasoning, and historical heritage.