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Civility and Manners in These Times: Early Confucian Strategies and Sensibilities (Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma)
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 04:30pm - 06:00pm
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This talk is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office and Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures. It is open to the public, but registration is required.

RCCS Confucian Civility


In this talk, Amy Olberding discusses the sensibilities informing the early Confucian commitment to li, a body of practices that include what we call manners and civility. She focuses especially on ways that Confucian treatments of li can be adapted to understand current civic and community struggles.  There is much in the world at present that can tempt both rudeness and despair. Confucian treatments of manners and civility cannot fix this, but, she argues, they can help. 


Amy Olberding is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at University of Oklahoma. Her research primarily focuses on ethics in the early Confucian tradition. She is the author of The Wrong of Rudeness (OUP 2019) and Moral Exemplars in the Analects (Routledge 2011), as well additional journal articles and public philosophy essays.


The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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