Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mencius and Wang Yangming

Journal of Religious Ethics 28 (3):449-470 (2000)

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Bryan Van Norden
Yale-NUS College
Philip J. Ivanhoe
University of Hong Kong
Abstract
Scholars of early Chinese philosophy frequently point to the nontranscendent, organismic conception of the cosmos in early China as the source of China's unique perspective and distinctive values. One would expect recent works in Confucian ethics to capitalize on this idea. Reviewing recent works in Confucian ethics by P. J. Ivanhoe, David Nivison, R. P. Peerenboom, Henry Rosemont, and Tu Wei-Ming, the author analyzes these new studies in terms of the extent to which their representation of Confucian ethics reflects and is consistent with the view that in early China the cosmos was conceived to be organismic, nontranscendent, and nondualistic
Keywords Mencius   Wang, Yangming   Confucian ethics
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DOI 10.2307/1399741
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