Mencius and Early Chinese Thought

Stanford University Press (1997)
Throughout much of Chinese history, Mencius (372-289 BC) was considered the greatest Confucian thinker after Confucius himself. Following the enshrinement of the Mencius (an edited compilation of his thought by disciples) as one of the Four Books by Sung neo-Confucianists, he was studied by all educated Chinese. This book begins a reassessment of Mencius by studying his ethical thinking in relation to that of other early Chinese thinkers, including Confucius, Mo Tzu, the Yangists, and Hsün Tzu. The author closely examines his ethical concepts and terms, showing how they were used in the Mencius and other texts.
Keywords Philosophy, Chinese
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Call number B128.M324.S48 1997
ISBN(s) 0804740178   9780804740173
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