Virtue, Nature and Moral Agency in the Xunzi

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872205222
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296

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

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Note on Conventions and Abbreviations
1 State and Society in the Xunzi: A Philosophical Commentary 1
2 Ethical Uses of the Past in Early Confucianism: The Case of Xunzi 39
3 Virtues in Xunzi's Thought 69
4 Xunzi: Morality as Psychological Constraint 89
5 Mengzi and Xunzi: Two Views of Human Agency 103
6 Xunzi on Moral Motivation 135
7 Moral Agency and Motivation in the Xunzi 155
8 Xunzi and Zhuangzi 176
9 Theories of Human Nature in Mencius and Xunzi 188
10 Does Xunzi Have a Consistent Theory of Human Nature? 220
11 Human Nature and Moral Understanding in the Xunzi 237
Contributors 251
Bibliography 253
Subject Index 259
Name Index 266
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