The Ways of Confucianism: Investigations in Chinese Philosophy

The Ways of Confucianism: Investigations in Chinese Philosophy

by David S. Nivison
     
 

ISBN-10: 081269340X

ISBN-13: 9780812693409

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

Confucianism is one of the most influential philosophical traditions in the world, with profound and challenging insights on human nature, virtue, ethical cultivation, and the foundations of morality and civilization. In this collection of essays, most never before published, Nivison presents nuanced and subtle interpretations of key thinkers from over two thousand…  See more details below

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Confucianism is one of the most influential philosophical traditions in the world, with profound and challenging insights on human nature, virtue, ethical cultivation, and the foundations of morality and civilization. In this collection of essays, most never before published, Nivison presents nuanced and subtle interpretations of key thinkers from over two thousand years in the Confucian movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812693409
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2"Virtue" in Bone and Bronze17
3The Paradox of 'Virtue'31
4Can Virtue Be Self-Taught?45
5Golden Rule Arguments in Chinese Moral Philosophy59
6Weakness of Will in Ancient Chinese Philosophy79
7Motivation and Moral Action in Mencius91
8Philosophical Voluntarism in Fourth-Century China121
9Two Roots or One?133
10Problems in the Mengzi: 6A3-5149
11Problems in the Mengzi: 7A17167
12On Translating Mencius175
13Xunzi on "Human Nature"203
14The Philosophy of Wang Yangming217
15Moral Decision in Wang Yangming: The Problem of Chinese "Existentialism"233
16The Philosophy of Zhang Xuecheng249
17Two Kinds of "Naturalism": Dai Zhen and Zhang Xuecheng261
Notes283
Annotated References315
Index of Names and Subjects331
Index Locorum338

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