As a comparative study of the virtue ethics of Aristotle and Confucius, this book explores how they each reflect upon human good and virtue out of their respective cultural assumptions, conceptual frameworks, and philosophical perspectives. It does not simply take one side as a framework to understand the other; rather, it takes them as mirrors for each other and seeks to develop new readings and perspectives of both ethics that would be unattainable if each were studied on its own.
"[T]his is a very valuable volume. It is a rich and textually grounded discussion of these two thinkers. It is an illuminating account of the parallels and divergences between them." -- Brad Wilburn, Chadron State College, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Yu's book is the best book on comparative philosophy I have ever read. He has proposed a creative methodology and he applies his expert knowledge of Greek and Chinese philosophy with great care and insight. I recommend this book without reservation." -- Nicholas F. Gier, University of Idaho, Journal of Chinese Philosophy