Comm 122 Lecture 12

Comm 122 Lecture 12 - Communication Studies 122 February 4,...

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-1Communication Studies 122 February 4, 2008 Lecture 12 Ÿ 1. Human rights as contemporary embodiment of enlightenment spirit Ÿ 2. Confucian values and human rights discourse Ÿ 3. Absence of ideal of community in Enlightenment project Ÿ 4. Human rights and Confucian conception of the person Ÿ Western views are not the only contributors to world views, Confucianism has a role as well Ÿ Video: A world of Ideas with Bill Moyers Ÿ Tu Wei Ming - Confucian humanism Ÿ Confucianism is a way of life not really a religion that you have to be initiated into; therefore it has not disappeared Ÿ Many unaware they are Confucian because it is like a cultural DNA - way of thinking - way of being human Ÿ Through self effort, it teaches people a way of being human (self in the center and extending oneself to the family, community, state, world at large, and beyond) Ÿ Empathy or sympathy - be able to see suffering and enjoyment of others - ever extending network with everything and everyone (more in touch with nature and community)
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course COMM 122 taught by Professor Kelly during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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