Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi

Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi

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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.Such people are not representative examples of normal, healthy human beings. ... If we nurture them in this way, as they grow, they empower us to perform more and more difficult good acts.8 Hence by following our nature, we tend toward the anbsp;...

Title:Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi
Author:Xiusheng Liu, P. J. Ivanhoe
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 2002


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