"Kupperman takes Confucius and company seriously, championing a focus on character and development of a 'second self' as appropriate for ethical philosophy. He brings in resources of Western ethical reflection, in which he is most accomplished, to engage the non-Western philosophers on important issues, including the very nature of philosophy."--Ethics
"An excellent resource for graduate students and professors seeking new ways to formulate and assess three major themes that run through the book: ethics, the self, and the nature of philosophical communication."--APA Newsletter
"It is in part because it both opens paths and draws the reader to travel further along them that Kupperman's book is an exemplary illustration of how we in the West can profit from resources available outside our own traditions."--Philosophy of East and West
"Kupperman's book is a useful, well-researched contribution to the philosophical works that compare and contrast western and Asian philosophical thought ... The book supports the emerging trend in western philosophical ethics to be more inclusive of global ethical perspectives."--Religious Studies Review
About the Author
Joel J. Kupperman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, and has been a visiting professor at colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. His previous books include Ethical Knowledge (1970), The Foundations of Morality (1983), Character (1991), and Value . . . And What Follows (1999).