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    Mengzi: With Selections From Traditional Commentaries.Mengzi - 2008 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the _Mengzi _ is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries. Also included are an Introduction that situates Mengzi and Zhu Xi in their intellectual and social contexts; a glossary of names, places and important terms; a selected (...)
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    Mengzi and Hume on Extending Virtue.Gordon B. Mower - 2016 - Philosophy East and West 66 (2):475-487.
    The classical Chinese philosopher Mengzi shares the idea with David Hume that virtue and vice are dispositions of character that arise from original qualities of the mind. Mengzi is guardedly optimistic that these original qualities can be extended to become fully formed virtues, while Hume is guardedly skeptical about this same enterprise. Yet these two thinkers have something to share with each other. In this essay I will use illustrations from Mengzi to sketch out an interpretation of (...)
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    Mengzi’s Maxim for Righteousness in Mengzi 2A2.Dobin Choi - 2019 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 18 (3):371-391.
    In this essay, I argue that in Mengzi 2A2 Mengzi 孟子 proposes his method for cultivating righteousness by showing that on the way of achieving yi, such topics as the unperturbed hearts, cultivating courage, Gaozi’s 告子 maxim, and the flood-like qi 氣 ultimately converge. Toward this aim, first, I argue that Mengzi’s short remark “bi you shi yan er wu zheng, xin wu wang, wu zhu zhang 必有事焉而勿正, 心勿忘, 勿助長” can be read as his maxim for achieving (...)
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    Mengzi’s Externalist Solution to the Role Dilemma.John Ramsey - 2015 - Asian Philosophy 25 (2):188-206.
    The role dilemma raises a problem for role ethic interpretations of Confucianism. The dilemma arises from the conflict between the demands and obligations of Humaneness and the demands and obligations of roles one occupies. Favoring the demands of Humaneness undermines a role ethic because roles and role-obligations no longer ground the ethic. However, favoring social role-obligations permits immoral and unjust role-obligations and allows for uncharitable readings of Confucianism.This paper examines how Mengzi resolves the dilemma. I argue that Mengzi’s (...)
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  5. Mengzi, Strategic Language, and the Shaping of Behavior.Steven F. Geisz - 2008 - Philosophy East and West 58 (2):190-222.
    : This essay introduces a way of reading the Mengzi (Mencius) that complicates how we understand what Mengzi is recorded as saying. A pragmatic-strategic reading of the Mengzi is developed here, according to which Mengzi attends to and operates under important pragmatic constraints on speech. Based on a close reading of key passages, it is argued that truth-telling and descriptive accuracy are less important to Mengzi than guiding people along the Confucian path. This reading has (...)
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    Mengzi and Xunzi: Two Views of Human Agency.Bryan W. Van Norden - 1992 - International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (2):161-184.
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    Moral Artisanship in Mengzi 6A7.Dobin Choi - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):331-348.
    This essay investigates the structure and meaning of the Mengzi’s 孟子 analogical inferences in Mengzi 6A7. In this chapter, he argues that just as the perceptual masters allowed the discovery of our senses’ uniform preferences, the sages enabled us to recognize our hearts’ universal preferences for “order and righteousness.” Regarding an unresolved question of how the sages help us understand our hearts’ preferred objects as such, I propose a spectator-based moral artisanship reading as an alternative to an evaluator-focused (...)
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    5. Mengzi and Gaozi on Nei and Wai.Kim-Chong Chong - 2017 - In Alan K. L. Chan (ed.), Mencius: Contexts and Interpretations. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 103-125.
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    Respect in Mengzi as a Concern-Based Construal: How It Is Different From Desire and Behavioral Disposition.Myeong-Seok Kim - 2014 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (2):231-250.
    Previous scholars seem to assume that Mengzi’s 孟子 four sprouts are more or less homogeneous in nature, and the four sprouts are often viewed as some sort of desires for or instinctive inclinations toward virtues or virtuous acts. For example, Angus Graham interprets sìduān 四端 as “incipient moral impulses” to do what is morally good or right, or “spontaneous inclinations” toward virtues or moral good. However, this view is incompatible with the recently proposed more sound views that regard (...)’s four sprouts as a particular type of emotions or feelings having some “cognitive” or “rational” aspects. In this essay I develop this new approach to Mengzi’s four sprouts, and specifically argue that respect in Mengzi should be considered neither as a moral desire nor as a behavioral tendency to do deferential acts but as some sort of ethical sensibility that is responsive to the relevant features of a worthy person. (shrink)
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    Mengzi and Xunzi: Two Views of Human Agency.Bryan W. Van Norden - 1992 - International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (2):161-184.
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    Mengzi and Democracy: Dual Implications.Yang Guorong - 2004 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (1):83–102.
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    Mengzi and Democracy: Dual Implications.Yang Guorong - 2004 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (1):83-102.
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  13. A Right of Rebellion in the Mengzi?Justin Tiwald - 2008 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (3):269-282.
    Mengzi believed that tyrannical rulers can be justifiably deposed, and many contemporary scholars see this as evidence that that Mengzi endorsed a right of popular rebellion. I argue that the text of the Mengzi reveals a more mixed view, and does so in two respects. First, it suggests that the people are sometimes permitted to participate in a rebellion but not permitted to decide for themselves when rebellion is warranted. Second, it gives appropriate moral weight not to (...)
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    Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 1: The Four Moral Sprouts.John Ramsey - 2018 - 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology.
    Mengzi (372–289 BCE), or Mencius, an early Confucian whose thinking is represented in the eponymous Mengzi, argues that human nature is good and that all human beings possess four senses—the feelings of compassion, shame, respect, and the ability to approve and disapprove—which he variously calls “hearts” or “sprouts.” Each sprout may be cultivated into its corresponding virtue of ren, li, yi, or zhi. -/- Here we explore why Mengzi thinks we possess these four hearts and their relation (...)
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    Mengzi’s Conception of Courage.Philip J. Ivanhoe - 2006 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (2):221-234.
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    Following Nature with Mengzi or Zhuangzi.Franklin Perkins - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (3):327-340.
    This paper examines the idea of “following nature” in two classical Chinese thinkers, Mengzi and Zhuangzi. The goal is to complicate appeals to “following nature” in Asian thought and to problematize the very imposition of the concept “nature” on Zhuangzi and Mengzi. The paper begins by establishing some common ground between Mengzi and Zhuangzi, based on two points—both view harmony with tian (heaven/nature) as a primary aspect of living well, and both require a process of self-transformation to (...)
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    Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 2: The Cultivation Analogy.John Ramsey - 2018 - 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology.
    We explore the central analogy behind Mengzi’s view of ethical cultivation. -/- Philosophers sometimes ask what makes a person’s life worthwhile or what conditions make for a good life. Mengzi’s answer involves cultivating our innate moral senses into fully ripened virtues of ren (humaneness), yi (rightness), li (propriety), and zhi (wisdom). This cultivation neither is individualistic nor can it happen in isolation: it requires a lifetime of meaningful interactions with other people. In short, one’s ethical cultivation is interdependent (...)
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    Confucian Role Ethics and Relational Autonomy in the Mengzi.John Ramsey - 2016 - Philosophy East and West 66 (3):903-922.
    This essay examines whether Confucian role ethics offers resources to identify and redress gender inequality and oppression. On its face, Confucian role ethics seems ill suited for this task for two reasons. First, a central tenet of role ethics is that a person is constituted by her roles. Because roles are constituted by norms that govern them, many social roles are, and have been, historically oppressive. Second, discussions of Confucian role ethics tend to avoid talk of autonomy, yet autonomy is (...)
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    Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming.Philip J. Ivanhoe - 2002 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    This volume serves both as an introduction to the thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming and as a comparison of their views. By examining issues held in common by both thinkers, Ivanhoe illustrates how the Confucian tradition was both continued and transformed by Wang Yangming, and shows the extent to which he was influenced by Buddhism. Topics explored are: the nature of morality; human nature; the nature and origin of wickedness; self cultivation; and sagehood. In addition to revised versions (...)
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  20. Correlative Reasoning About Water in Mengzi 6A2.Nicholaos Jones - 2016 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (2):193-207.
    Mengzi 孟子 6A2 contains the famous water analogy for the innate goodness of human nature. Some evaluate Mengzi’s reasoning as strong and sophisticated; others, as weak or sophistical. I urge for more nuance in our evaluation. Mengzi’s reasoning fares poorly when judged by contemporary standards of analogical strength. However, if we evaluate the analogy as an instance of correlative thinking within a yin-yang 陰陽 cosmology, his reasoning fares well. That cosmology provides good reason to assert that water (...)
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    McDowell, Wang Yangming, and Mengzi’s Contributions to Understanding Moral Perception.Philip J. Ivanhoe - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (3):273-290.
    This essay explores some of the similarities and differences between the views of several Western and Chinese thinkers on the metaphysical status of moral qualities and how we come to perceive and appreciate them. It then uses this comparative analysis to identify and address some remaining problems in regard to these two issues. The essay offers a brief sketch of and introduction to the history of the study of moral qualities and moral perception in modern Western philosophy and takes the (...)
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  22. Mengzi and Virtue Ethics.Bryan Van Norden - 2003 - Journal of Ecumenical Studies 40 (1-2):120-36.
    I want first to present an overview of what I take to be Mengzi's own systematic ethics, which I shall approach as a version of "virtue ethics," and second to examine some of the standard arguments against Mengzi's position. -/- .
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  23. Mengzi Zhang Ju Jiang Shu.Bingyuan Deng - 2011 - Hua Dong Shi Fan da Xue Chu Ban She.
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  24. Mengzi Sheng Ji Tu.Zhenzhong Dong, Zhongben Liu & Qing'an Zhu (eds.) - 2006 - Zhongguo Lü You Chu Ban She.
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  25. 12. Mengzi as Philosopher of History.David Nivison - 2017 - In Alan K. L. Chan (ed.), Mencius: Contexts and Interpretations. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 282-304.
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    Emotion and Judgment: Two Sources of Moral Motivation in Mèngzǐ.Myeong-Seok Kim - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):51-80.
    David Nivison has argued that Mèngzǐ 孟子 postulates only one source of moral motivation, whereas Mèngzǐ’s rival thinkers such as Gàozǐ 告子 or the Mohist Yí Zhī 夷之 additionally postulate “maxims” or “doctrines” that are produced by some sort of moral reasoning. In this essay I critically examine this interpretation of Nivison’s, and alternatively argue that moral emotions in Mèngzǐ, basically understood as concern-based construals, are often an insufficient source of moral action, and an additional source of moral motivation, specifically (...)
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    Mengzi on Nourishing the Heart by Having Few Desires.David Machek - 2021 - Philosophy East and West 71 (2):393-413.
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    The Mengzi and Moral Uncertainty: A Ruist Philosophical Treatment of Moral Luck.Jesse Ciccotti - 2014 - International Philosophical Quarterly 54 (3):297-315.
    In this paper I will argue for a plausible account for moral luck in the Ruist tradition. In part one I will offer a preliminary framework for moral luck to establish an intersection between Ruist virtue ethics and its counterparts outside of Ruism. I will situate the term moral luck in a Ruist context. Although the term moral luck does not appear in The Mengzi the concept was known to Master Meng and is useful for comparison with its foreign (...)
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  29. Mengzi Zhe Xue Xin Lun.Yuquan Tan - 2011 - Wen Jin Chu Ban She.
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  30. Mengzi Ren Yi Si Xiang Yan Jiu.Guangjun Wan - 2009 - Shandong da Xue Chu Ban She.
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  31. Mengzi Si Xiang de Sheng Si Xue Yi Ti.Yumei Wang - 2006 - Wen Shi Zhe Chu Ban She.
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    The Cultivation of Moral Feelings and Mengzi's Method of Extension.Emily McRae - 2011 - Philosophy East and West 61 (4):587-608.
    Offered here is an interpretation of the ancient Confucian philosopher Mengzi's (372–289 B.C.E.) method of cultivating moral feelings, which he calls "extension." It is argued that this method is both psychologically plausible and an important, but often overlooked, part of moral life. In this interpretation, extending our moral feelings is not a project in logical consistency, analogical reasoning, or emotional intuition. Rather, Mengzi's method of extension is a project in realigning the human heart that harnesses our rational, reflective, (...)
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  33. Constructing Morality with Mengzi: Three Lessons on the Metaethics of Moral Progress.Seth Robertson & Jing Hu - forthcoming - In Colin Marshall (ed.), Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality. New York, NY, USA:
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    The Heart of Compassion in Mengzi 2A6.Dobin Choi - 2019 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 18 (1):59-76.
    This essay examines the structural position of Mengzi’s 孟子 heart of compassion within his theoretical goal of teaching moral self-cultivation. I first investigate Kim Myeong-seok’s account that views ceyin zhi xin as a higher cognitive emotion with a concern-based construal. I argue that Kim’s conclusion is not sufficiently supported by the text of the Mengzi, but is also tarnished by the possibility of constructing a noncognitivist counter-theory of ceyin zhi xin. Instead, I suggest that David Hume’s causation-based approach (...)
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  35. Mengzi: Ru Jia di Yi Bian Shou.Chunlei He - 2008 - Zhongguo Fa Zhan Chu Ban She.
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  36. Mengzi.Junjie Huang - 2006 - Dong da Tu Shu Gong Si.
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  37. Interpreting the Mengzi[REVIEW]P. J. Ivanhoe - 2004 - Philosophy East and West 54 (2):249 - 263.
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  38. Mengzi Xin Xing Zhi Xue.James Behuniak & Roger T. Ames (eds.) - 2005 - She Hui Ke Xue Wen Xian Chu Ban She.
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    Mengzi and its Philosophical Commitments: Comments on Van Norden’s Mengzi.Susan Blake - 2010 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (4):668-675.
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    Mengzi and the Archimedean Point for Moral Life.Xinyan Jiang - 2014 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 41 (1-2):74-90.
    “The Archimedean point for moral life” discussed in this article refers to the starting point of one's moral reasoning and what ultimately makes moral life possible. The article intends to show that Mengzi's doctrine of the Four Beginnings may throw some light on our search for such an Archimedean point. More specifically, it argues for the following: Mengzi's doctrine of the Four Beginnings actually takes moral sentiments as the Archimedean point for moral life; Mengzi's view of the (...)
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    Mengzi (Mencius), Adam Smith and Edmund Husserl on Sympathy and Conscience.Iso Kern - 2012 - In Christel Fricke & Dagfinn Føllesdal (eds.), Intersubjectivity and Objectivity in Adam Smith and Edmund Husserl. Ontos Verlag. pp. 139-170.
  42. Mengzi Quan Shi Si Xiang Yan Jiu.Kai Li - 2012 - Wan Juan Lou Tu Shu Gu Fen You Xian Gong Si.
    本書立足於現代學術視野,充分吸收前人與當代學術研究成果,以史料與邏輯相統一為方法,就孟子詮釋思想的本體義、方法義以及運用義等進行說明和剖析。結合孟子詮釋《詩經》、《尚書》的具體案例,探析孟子所提出的「 以意逆志」、「知人論世」、「不以文害辭,不以辭害志」以及「知言」等詮釋方法,並遵照其內在理路,歸納出了一套系統、完備的詮釋學體系。 本書的另一個特點是,對孟子詮釋思想的研究不僅僅局限於孟子,而是將孟子置於時間與空間的坐標中去衡孟子詮釋思想的意義, 本書上通孔子,下貫荀子,橫比莊周,從而更好地把握與衡定了孟子詮釋思想的意義。.
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    Why Was Mengzi Not a Vegetarianist?Xinyan Jiang - 2005 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (1):59–73.
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    Reproaching Heaven: The Problem of Evil in Mengzi[REVIEW]Franklin Perkins - 2006 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (2):293-312.
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    Mengzi Shuo =.Xiqin Cai (ed.) - 2006 - Hua Yu Jiao Xue Chu Ban She.
    The nuggets of wisdom uttered by the old men of the various ancient schools of thought have been compiled into this series. Explanatory notes and English translation are added for the benefit of both Chinese and overseas readers fond of traditional Chinese culture.
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  46. Mengzi Zhi.Peigui Liu, Guangzhi Zhou & Yan Wang (eds.) - 2009 - Shandong Ren Min Chu Ban She.
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    Mengzi: With Selections From Traditional Commentaries (Review).Yuet Keung Lo - 2011 - Philosophy East and West 61 (2):399-402.
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    The Essential Mengzi: Selected Passages with Traditional Commentary. Mencius, Bryan W. Van Norden & Bryan William Van Norden - 2009 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    _The Essential Mengzi_ offers a representative selection from Bryan Van Norden's acclaimed translation of the full work, including the most frequently studied passages and covering all of the work's major themes. An appendix of selections from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--keyed to relevant passages, provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a general Introduction, timeline, glossary, and selected bibliography.
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    Is There No Distinction Between Reason and Emotion in Mengzi?Myeong-Seok Kim - 2014 - Philosophy East and West 64 (1):49-81.
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    Moral Knowledge and Self Control in Mengzi: Rectitude, Courage, and Qi.Manyul Im - 2004 - Asian Philosophy 14 (1):59 – 77.
    In this paper, I reveal systematic aspects of the moral epistemology of the Warring States Confucian, Mengzi. Mengzi thinks moral knowledge is 'internally' available to humans because it is acquired through normative dictates built into the human heart-mind. Those dictates are capable of motivating and justifying an agent's normative categorizations. Such dictates are linked to Mengzi's conception of human nature as good. I then interpret Mengzi's difficult discussion of courage and qi in Mengzi 2A: 2 (...)
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