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Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi - Xiusheng Liu

Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi

By: Xiusheng Liu (Editor), Philip J. Ivanhoe (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th September 2002
ISBN: 9780872206236
Number Of Pages: 264

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Mengzi (Mencius) is known for his sophisticated views on human nature and moral psychology. These essays explore a range of philosophical ideas at the core of his moral philosophy and relate them to both traditional Chinese and current Western philosophical concerns. The introduction provides historical background and philosophical context, and discusses each of the selections alongside Mengzi's work as a whole.

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It is difficult to do justice to the richness of all the essays in this short review. . . . [T]he exceptionally rigorous and inspiring scholarship offered by this collection has laid the groundwork for future inquiries, and anyone interested in Chinese thought will benefit greatly from engaging with the authors' enlightening and rewarding reconstructions of Mengzi's moral philosophy. This is a remarkable achievement, especially given the fact that the Mengzi is an exceedingly difficult text. --Yang Xiao, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Contributorsp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
The Background of the Mencian [Mengzian] Theory of Human Naturep. 1
Mengzian Arguments on Human Nature (Ren Xing)p. 64
Mengzian Internalismp. 101
Mengzi: Just Not Doing Itp. 132
Mengzi on Human Nature and Couragep. 143
Moral Connoisseurship in Mengzip. 163
Reasons and Analogical Reasoning in Mengzip. 187
Confucian Self Cultivation and Mengzi's Notion of Extensionp. 221
Bibliographyp. 242
Subject Indexp. 246
Name Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780872206236
ISBN-10: 0872206238
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 15th September 2002
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31

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