Confucian Moral Self Cultivation / Edition 2

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872205086
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,049,560

Meet the Author

Philip J. Ivanhoe is Reader-Professor of Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong.
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Table of Contents

1 Kongzi ("Confucius") 1
2 Mengzi ("Mencius") 15
3 Xunzi 29
4 Zhu Xi 43
5 Wang Yangming 59
6 Yan Yuan 75
7 Dai Zhen 89
Conclusion 101
Works Cited 105
Index of Names 118
Index of Subjects 121
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003


    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!

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