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Ames, Roger T. 1947-

Works: 169 works in 538 publications in 2 languages and 30,186 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Host, Reviewer, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: B128.C8, 181.112
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Most widely held works by Roger T Ames
Thinking through Confucius by David L Hall( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking Through Confucius critically interprets the conceptual structure underlying Confucius' philosophical reflections. It also investigates "thinking," or "philosophy" from the perspective of Confucius. That authors suggest that an examination of Chinese philosophy may provide an alternative definition of philosophy that can be used to address some of the pressing issues of the Western cultural tradition
The art of rulership : a study in ancient Chinese political thought by Roger T Ames( )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Ames first traces the evolution of five key concepts in early Chinese political philosophy and then analyzes these concepts as they are developed in The Art of Rulership. The Art of Rulership is Book Nine of the Huai Nan Tzu, an anthology of diverse and far-ranging contents compiled under the patronage of Liu An (prince of Huai Nan) and presented to the court of Wu Ti during the first century of the Former Han (perhaps as early as 140 B.C.). Ames demonstrates that the political theory contained in The Art of Rulership shares an underlying sympathy with precepts of Taoist and Confucian origin, and contains a systematic political philosophy that is not only unique but compelling. The book presents a political theory that tempers lofty ideals with functional practicability. While the spirit of the work is strongly Taoist and Confucian, this spirit is provided with a Legalist political framework in which it can be implemented, nurtured, and cultivated
Thinking from the Han : self, truth, and transcendence in Chinese and Western culture by David L Hall( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book continues a comparative project begun with the authors' Thinking Through Confucius and Anticipating China. It continues the comparative discussions by focusing upon three concepts - self, truth, transcendence - which best illuminate the distinctive characters of the two cultures. "Self" specifies the meaning of the human subject, "truth" considers that subject's manner of relating to the world of which it is a part, and "transcendence" raises the issue as to whether the self/world relationship is grounded in something other than the elements resourced immediately in self and world. Considered together, the discussions of these concepts advertise in a most dramatic fashion the intellectual barriers currently existing between Chinese and Western thinkers. More importantly, these discussions reformulate Chinese and Western vocabularies in a manner that will enhance the possibilities of intercultural communication."--Jacket
The Chinese classic of family reverence : a philosophical translation of the Xiaojing by Henry Rosemont( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the lengthy introduction, two senior scholars offer their perspective on the historical, philosophical, and religious dimensions of the Xiaojing. Together with this introduction, a lexicon of key terms presents a context for the Xiaojing and provides guidelines for interpreting the text historically in China as well as suggesting its contemporary significance for all societies. The inclusion of the Chinese text adds yet another dimension to this important study. The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence is sure to appeal to specialists of comparative and Chinese philosophy and to all readers interested in the enduring importance of the family."--Pub. desc
Wandering at ease in the Zhuangzi by Roger T Ames( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese philosophy specialists examine the Zhuangzi, a third century B.C.E. Daoist classic, in this collection of interpretive essays. The Zhuangzi is a celebration of human creativity - its language is lucid and opaque; its images are darkly brilliant; its ideas are seriously playful. Without question, it is one of the most challenging achievements of human literary culture. Thematically, the Zhuangzi offers diverse insights into how to develop an appropriate and productive attitude to one's life in this world. Resourced over the centuries by Chinese artists and intellectuals alike, this text has provoked a commentarial tradition that rivals any masterpiece of world literature."--Jacket
Focusing the familiar : a translation and philosophical interpretation of the Zhongyong by Roger T Ames( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Self as person in Asian theory and practice by Roger T Ames( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self and deception : a cross-cultural philosophical enquiry by Roger T Ames( )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains essays by a range of distinguished philosophers on the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception. The work proceeds from the assumption that changing constructions of self within Western cultures, and alternative notions of self in other cultures requires that we rethink traditional strategies for explaining the phenomenon of self-deception. The concept of self is central to any sustained inquiry into self-deception, the pertinent issue being what sort of self is victim (or beneficiary) of self-deception. Several of the authors here base their thinking on the model of "other-deception," and include discussion of the notions of double selves, multiple selves, and subsystems of the self, to address this troubling problem. Other authors argue that "other-deception" is not an adequate or reliable model to guide our thinking on this issue. The psychological and moral dimensions of self-deception generate a rich discussion, as do its epistemic implications. The concept of emotionality also receives sustained attention
Emotions in Asian thought : a dialogue in comparative philosophy by Joel Marks( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book broadens the inquiry into emotion to comprehend a comparative cultural outlook. It begins with an overview of recent work in the West, and then proceeds to the main business of scrutinizing various relevant issues from both Asian and comparative perspectives. Finally, Robert Solomon comments and summarizes
Xu Bing and contemporary Chinese art : cultural and philosophical reflections( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucian cultures of authority( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines the values that have historically guided the negotiation of identity, both practical and ideal, in Chinese Confucian culture, considers how these values play into the conception and exercise of authority, and assesses their contemporary relevance in a rapidly globalizing world. Included are essays that explore the rule of ritual in classical Confucian political discourse; parental authority in early medieval tales; authority in writings on women; authority in the great and long-beloved folk novel of China Journey to the West; and the anti-Confucianism of Lu Xun, the twentieth-century writer and reformer. By examining authority in cultural context, these essays shed considerable light on the continuities and contentions underlying the vibrancy of Chinese culture. While of interest to individual scholars and students, the book also exemplifies the merits of a thematic (rather than geographic or area studies) approach to incorporating Asian content throughout the curriculum. This approach provides increased opportunities for cross-cultural comparison and a forum for encouraging values-centered conversation in the classroom."--Publisher's website
Value and values : economics and justice in an age of global interdependence by East West Philosophers' Conference( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together leading thinkers from around the world to deliberate on how best to correlate worth (value) with what is worthwhile (values), pairing human prosperity with personal, environmental, and spiritual flourishing in a world of differing visions of what constitutes a moral life
Nature in Asian traditions of thought : essays in environmental philosophy by J. Baird Callicott( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analects of Confucius : a philosophical translation by Confucius( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a translation of the recorded thoughts and deeds that best remember Confucius - informed for the first time by the manuscript version found at Dingzhou in 1973, a partial text dating to 55 b.c.e. and only made available to the scholarly world in 1997. Based on the earliest Analects yet discovered, this translation provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture - and clearly illuminates the spirit and mind-set of Confucius."--BOOK JACKET. "Based on the latest research and complete with both Chinese and English texts, this revealing translation serves both as an excellent introduction to Confucian thought and as an authoritative addition to sophisticated debate."--Jacket
Confucianisms for a changing world cultural order by Peter D Hershock( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world's economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world's problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single actors pursuing their own self-interests in competition or collaboration with other players. As is now widely appreciated, Confucian culture celebrates the relational values of deference and interdependence--that is, relationally constituted persons are understood as embedded in and nurtured by unique, transactional patterns of relations. This is a concept of person that contrasts starkly with the discrete, self-determining individual, an artifact of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western European approaches to modernization that has become closely associated with liberal democracy. Examining the meaning and value of Confucianism in the twenty-first century, the contributors--leading scholars from universities around the world--wrestle with several key questions: What are Confucian values within the context of the disparate cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam? What is their current significance? What are the limits and historical failings of Confucianism and how are these to be critically addressed? How must Confucian culture be reformed if it is to become relevant as an international resource for positive change? Their answers vary, but all agree that only a vital and critical Confucianism will have relevance for an emerging world cultural order
Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan texts by Sunzi( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp, and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war
Zhuangzi and the happy fish by Roger T Ames( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zhuangzi is a deliciously protean text: it is concerned not only with personal realization, but also (albeit incidentally) with social and political order. In many ways the Zhuangzi established a unique literary and philosophical genre of its own, and while clearly the work of many hands, it is one of the finest pieces ofliterature in the classical Chinese corpus. It employs every trope and literary device available to set off rhetorically charged flashes of insight into the most unrestrained way to live oneAEs life, free from oppressive, conventional judgments and values. The essays presented here constitute an attempt by a distinguished community of international scholars to provide a variety of exegeses of one of the Zhuangzi AEs most frequently rehearsed anecdotes, often referred to as othe Happy Fish debate.o The editors have brought together essays from the broadest possible compass of scholarship, offering interpretations that range from formal logic to alternative epistemologies to transcendental mysticism. Many were commissioned by the editors and appear for the first time. Some of them have been available in other languagesuChinese, Japanese, German, Spanishuand were translated especially for this anthology. And several older essays were chosen for the quality and variety of their arguments, formulated over years of engagement by their authors. All, however, demonstrate that the Zhuangzi as a text and as a philosophy is never one thing; indeed, it has always been and continues to be, many different things to many different people
Dao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translation by Laozi( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brand new translation with commentary by two well-known scholars in the field will shed important light on one of the most influential philosophical documents in history--the ancient bamboo scrolls discovered in 1995 in China
Anticipating China : thinking through the narratives of Chinese and Western culture by David L Hall( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and cultural values : on the edge of the third millennium by East-West Philosophers' Conference( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent history makes clear that the quantum leaps being made in technology are the leading edge of a groundswell of paradigm shifts taking place in science, politics, economics, social institutions, and the expression of cultural values. Indeed it is the simultaneity and interdependence of these changes occurring in every dimension of human experience and endeavor that makes the present so historically distinctive. The essays gathered here give voice to perspectives on the always improvised relationship between technology and cultural values from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific. Contributors: Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, Roger T. Ames,Yoko Arisaka, Carl Becker, Francesca Bray, James Buchanan, Arindam Chakrabarti, Frank W. Derringh, Rolf Elberfeld, Charles Ess, Andrew Feenberg, Susantha Goonatilake, H. Jiuan Heng, Peter Hershock, Thomas P. Kasulis, George Khushf, David Farrell Krell, Joel J. Kupperman, William R. LaFleur, Lois Ann Lorentzen, David Loy, Joseph Margolis, Hans-Georg Möller, Robert Cummings Neville, Peimin Ni, Monica Atieno Opole, Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ, Helen Petrovsky, Ramon Sentmartí, Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Vasanthi Srinivasan, Marietta Stepaniants, Vyacheslav S. Stiopin, Henk ten Have, Paul B.Thompson, Mary Tiles, David B.Wong
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Focusing the familiar : a translation and philosophical interpretation of the Zhongyong
The art of rulership : a study in ancient Chinese political thoughtThinking from the Han : self, truth, and transcendence in Chinese and Western cultureThe Chinese classic of family reverence : a philosophical translation of the XiaojingWandering at ease in the ZhuangziFocusing the familiar : a translation and philosophical interpretation of the ZhongyongSelf as person in Asian theory and practiceSelf and deception : a cross-cultural philosophical enquiryEmotions in Asian thought : a dialogue in comparative philosophy
Alternative Names
Ames, R. T.

Ames, Roger 1947-


An-le-che 1947-

An, Le zhe 1947-

An, Leche, 1947-

An, Lezhe

An, Lezhe 1947-

An, Yue zhe 1947-

An, Yuezhe 1947-

Anlezhe 1947-

Anyuezhe 1947-

Roger T. Ames Canadian philosopher and author

Roger T. Ames philosophe, traducteur et auteur canadien

Roger T. Ames sinoloog

Эймс, Роджер


安, 乐哲

安, 樂哲 1947-

安樂哲 1947-

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Chinese (14)