Mary Evelyn Tucker

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Page Range

pp. 109-120

Print Length

11 pages

9. Confucian Cosmology and Ecological Ethics

Qi, Li, and the Role of the Human

  • Mary Evelyn Tucker (author)
Mary Evelyn Tucker presents contributions to ecological ethics in Confucianism, highlighting the importance of Confucian cosmology for understanding the material world as vibrant and lively, not passive and inert. Confucianism facilitates an approach to ethics for which personal and social concerns are embedded in the Earth community and the whole cosmos, such that ecological concern is not separate from the practice of self-cultivation.


Mary Evelyn Tucker