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Title: HARMONISING FRACTURED COMMUNITIES: A CONFUCIAN APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS OF DISTRIBUTION
Authors: SIM YEOW HUAT, JONATHAN
ORCID iD:   orcid.org/0000-0001-7235-3954
Keywords: Confucianism, Li, Distributive Problems, Agent-based modelling, Social Capital
Issue Date: 28-Jun-2018
Citation: SIM YEOW HUAT, JONATHAN (2018-06-28). HARMONISING FRACTURED COMMUNITIES: A CONFUCIAN APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS OF DISTRIBUTION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation is a novel attempt at indirectly addressing the problems of distribution through the development of social capital. I propose that the solution requires reframing distributive problems as community problems: one in need of communicative processes, where individuals, as agents of harmony, can engage in meaningful interactions and so transform the social environment to become conducive for building trust and long-term cooperation. This can complement a free market society to produce a more equal distribution of wealth. I will draw insights from the early Confucian tradition, and show how the Confucian concept of li (禮) can provide self-regulating mechanisms for individuals to build up social capital in their societies.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/154976
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