Kindness Ethics: A Possible Approach to Virtue Ethics
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 189-193
Received: Jul. 12, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 23, 2015; Published: Aug. 6, 2015
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Kuangfei Xie, Humanity and Politics Department of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, NanJing, China
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As a possible alternative approach to the modern virtue ethics, kindness ethics focuses on the specific virtue of kindness, which, essentially speaking means a person's moral capacity to be kind to life itself, not only one's own individual life. Kindness ethics, largely speaking, constitutes the core value or fundamental essence of the traditional Chinese moral doctrine of Confucianism. The general decline of the morality as well as the continuous worsening of the modern characters education have prompted us to work out a corresponding solution. Kindness ethics can possibly provide the modern people a way out.
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Kuangfei Xie, Kindness Ethics: A Possible Approach to Virtue Ethics, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 189-193. doi: 10.11648/
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