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Role ethics
Role ethics
is an ethical theory based on family roles.[1] Unlike virtue ethics, role ethics is not individualistic. Morality
Morality
is derived from a person's relationship with their community.[2] The ethics of Confucianism
Confucianism
is an example of role ethics.[1] Confucianism[edit]

Tang Dynasty depiction of Confucius

Confucian role ethics centers around filial piety or xiao, a respect for family members.[3] The concept is elaborated in the Confucian text Classic of Filial Piety: "In serving his parents, a filial son reveres them in daily life; he makes them happy while he nourishes them; he takes anxious care of them in sickness; he shows great sorrow over their death; and he sacrifices to them with solemnity."[4] Filial duty requires the desire to be filial, and not just the act of filial piety.[2] In Confucian societies, filial piety determines the "moral worth" of an individual in a community and acts as a form of social capital.[4] According to Roger Ames and Henry Rosemont, "Confucian normativity is defined by living one's family roles to maximum effect." In Confucian role ethics, morality is based on a person's fulfillment of a role, such as that of a parent or a child. These roles are established as relationships, and are not individualistic. Confucian roles are not rational, and originate through the xin, or human emotions.[2] The concept of li or ritual propriety is crucial to Confucian roles. Propriety reinforces family relationships, and binds together the community. The performance of li expresses a person's moral commitment as a human being.[2] In Japan, modern Confucian scholars like Uno Tetsuto and Ichimura Sanjiro have attempted to mix Confucian role ethics with concepts such as democracy and human rights.[5] References[edit]

^ a b Roger T. Ames (30 April 2011). Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary. University of Hawaiʻi Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-3576-7.  ^ a b c d Chris Fraser; Dan Robins; Timothy O'Leary (1 May 2011). Ethics
Ethics
in Early China: An Anthology. Hong Kong University Press. pp. 17–35. ISBN 978-988-8028-93-1.  ^ Wonsuk Chang; Leah Kalmanson (8 November 2010). Confucianism
Confucianism
in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asia and Beyond. SUNY Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4384-3191-8.  ^ a b Edited by Charlotte Ikels (2004). Filial Piety: Practice and Discourse in Contemporary East Asia. Stanford University Press. pp. 3–5. ISBN 978-0-8047-4791-2. Retrieved 21 November 2012. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Oliver Leaman (2001). Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy. Taylor & Francis. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-415-17281-3. 

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