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Early Confucian Ethics by Kim-chong Chong

Early Confucian Ethics
Title:
Early Confucian Ethics
Author:
Kim-chong Chong
ISBN:
0812695852
ISBN13:
978-0812695854
Formats available:
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Category:
Philosophy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Open Court (January 2, 2007)
Pages:
208 pages
PDF size:
1655 kb
FB2 size:
1201 kb
EPUB size:
1513 kb
In this book internationally renowned scholar Kim-chong Chong offers new views of early Confucian thought by exploring — and in some case debunking — conventional wisdom on the subject. He begins by showing how The Analects contradicts the notion that Confucius rarely addressed the issue of humanity. Next, he challenges the concepts that Mencius discussed human nature only rhetorically and Xunzi merely repeated definitions. Finally, he examines the strengths, weaknesses, differences, and similarities of Mencius’s and Xunzi’s theories of what it means to be human — and their surprising relation to Confucius’s ethical system.

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