Confucian Moral Self Cultivation / Edition 2by Philip J. Ivanhoe
Pub. Date: 03/01/2000
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Chinese philosophers, following the lead of Kongzi (Confucius) were much more concerned with the process of how to become good, as opposed to Western concerns of what is the good. Ranging in time from 551 B.C.E. to 1777 C.E., this study examines the similarities and differences between seven philosophers' approaches to the question. Separate chapters are devoted to Kongzi, Mengzi (Mencius), Xunzi, Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming, Yan Yuan, and Dai Zhen. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Confucian tradition [of moral self cultivation] spanning over 2,500 years - Kongzi ('Confucius' - 551-479 B.C.E.), Mengzi ('Mencius' - 391-308 B.C.E.), Xunzi ('Hsun Tzu' - 310-219 B.C.E.), Zhu Xi (1130-1200 C.E.), Wang Yangming (1472-1529 C.E.), Yan Yuan (1635-1704 C.E.), Dai Zhen (1723-1777 C.E.) - in a nutshell! Organized, clear, concise, superb! Enriching endnotes with works cited for further research/reading. A highly recommended first text reading for an overview of Chinese philosophy for the professor of Chinese philosophy to student or layperson!