Virtue, Nature and Moral Agency in the Xunzi

Virtue, Nature and Moral Agency in the Xunzi

by Philip J. Ivanhoe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872205223

ISBN-13: 9780872205222

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Scholars of both religion and philosophy have contributed essays exploring the thought of Xunzi, traditionally identified as the third philosopher in the Confucian tradition. An introduction provides historical and philosophical context for Xunzi and his works, and the articles cover such topics as virtue, moral agency, and theories of human nature. Paper edition…  See more details below

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Scholars of both religion and philosophy have contributed essays exploring the thought of Xunzi, traditionally identified as the third philosopher in the Confucian tradition. An introduction provides historical and philosophical context for Xunzi and his works, and the articles cover such topics as virtue, moral agency, and theories of human nature. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205222
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Note on Conventions and Abbreviations
1State and Society in the Xunzi: A Philosophical Commentary1
2Ethical Uses of the Past in Early Confucianism: The Case of Xunzi39
3Virtues in Xunzi's Thought69
4Xunzi: Morality as Psychological Constraint89
5Mengzi and Xunzi: Two Views of Human Agency103
6Xunzi on Moral Motivation135
7Moral Agency and Motivation in the Xunzi155
8Xunzi and Zhuangzi176
9Theories of Human Nature in Mencius and Xunzi188
10Does Xunzi Have a Consistent Theory of Human Nature?220
11Human Nature and Moral Understanding in the Xunzi237
Contributors251
Bibliography253
Subject Index259
Name Index266

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