Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming / Edition 2

Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming / Edition 2

by Philip J. Ivanhoe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0872205975

ISBN-13: 9780872205970

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

This volume serves both as an introduction to the thought of Mengzi (Mencius) 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&

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This volume serves both as an introduction to the thought of Mengzi (Mencius) 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 of each of these original chapters, Ivanhoe includes a new chapter on Kongzi's (Confucius') view of the Way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205970
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Abbreviationsxi
Introductionxiii
Chapter 1Kongzi's View of the Way1
Chapter 2The Nature of Morality
Mengzi12
Wang Yangming21
Conclusion35
Chapter 3Human Nature
Mengzi37
Wang Yangming46
Conclusion57
Chapter 4The Nature and Origin of Wickedness
Mengzi59
Wang Yangming72
Conclusion85
Chapter 5Self Cultivation
Mengzi88
Wang Yangming96
Conclusion106
Chapter 6Sagehood
Mengzi109
Wang Yangming121
Conclusion134
Conclusion137
Appendix IThe Evolution of the Chuanxilu143
Appendix IIThe Meaning of "Chuanxi" in the Title Chuanxilu154
Notes162
Western Language Works Cited221
Name Index233
Subject Index238

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