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清華學報 Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies
清華學報 Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies

   

Metaphor and Public Discourse: From Kingly Governance to Constitutional Democracy

 

Vol. 41 No. 3   06/2011    

Title Metaphor and Public Discourse: From Kingly Governance to Constitutional Democracy  
Author Teng, Norman Y  
Genre Article  
Pages 423-550
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Language Chinese  
Key words constitutional democracy, metaphor, political liberalism, public discourse, reframing
Abstract       Metaphor is a basic conceptual device for framing and reframing ideas and ways of reasoning. I propose an integrative account of metaphorical reframing in the Mengzi and the Zhuangzi, and argue that this basic conceptual device can be redeployed to connect the Confucian ideal of kingly governance to constitutional democracy and civil engagement in public discourse. Rawls’ theory of justice and its related idea of public reason are used as a reference point in relation to which the integrative account is developed.

 

Author : Teng, Norman Y
Genre : Article
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