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Chastity as a Virtue

College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy, Sungkyunkwan University, 25-2, Seonggyungwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03063, Korea
Religions 2020, 11(5), 259;
Received: 26 April 2020 / Revised: 10 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reenvisioning Chinese Religious Ethics)
This paper analyzes two philosophers’ views on chastity as a virtue, comparing Song Siyeol, a Korean neo-Confucian philosopher of the east, and David Hume, a Scottish philosopher. Despite the importance in and impact on women’s lives, chastity has been understated in religio-philosophical fields. The two philosophers’ understandings and arguments differ in significant ways and yet share important common aspects. Analyzing the views of Song and Hume helps us better understand and approach the issue of women’s chastity, not only as a historical phenomenon but also in the contemporary world, more fully and deeply. The analysis will provide an alternative way to re-appropriate the concept of chastity as a virtue. View Full-Text
Keywords: chastity; Song Siyeol; David Hume; virtue; gender; Korean neo-Confucianism chastity; Song Siyeol; David Hume; virtue; gender; Korean neo-Confucianism
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Wang, H.Y. Chastity as a Virtue. Religions 2020, 11, 259.

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