한국 유교의 자산과 그 현대적 변용
Is Confucianism Compatible with Care Ethics ? - A Critique -
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 철학사상연구소
- 철학사상, Vol.12, pp.95-126
- In recent years, some Confucianists have pointed out certain affinities Confucianism shares with the feminist ethic of care, and some even claim that feminism in Confucian societies might take the form of "new Confucianism". This is a surprising claim given the fact that Confucianism as the dominant ideology of East Asia for over two millennia has played a central role in subjugating women under one of the most systemic and prolonged patriarchy in human history. Against this disbelief, these scholars argue that what gave rise to the subordination of women was the distortion of pre-Chin Confucianism of Confucius and Mencius; were we to retrieve the original spirit of Confucius, they continue, reconceptualizing Confucianism as feminist would be possible.