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Confucianism / Edition 1

Confucianism / Edition 1

by Paul R. GoldinPaul R. Goldin
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This book presents a concise, balanced overview of China’s oldest and most revered philosophy. In clear, straightforward language, Paul R. Goldin explores how Confucianism was conceived and molded by its earliest masters, discusses its main tenets, and considers its history and relevance for the modern world. Goldin guides readers through the philosophies of the three major classical Confucians—Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi—as well as two short anonymous treatises, the “Great Learning” and the “Classic of Filial Piety.” He also discusses some of the main Neo-Confucian philosophers and outlines transformations Confucianism has undergone in the past century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520269705
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/11/2011
Series: Ancient Philosophies , #9
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 670,377
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul R. Goldin is Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What Confucianism Is and Is Not 2. Confucius and his Disciples 3. Mencius 4. Xunzi 5. Neo-Confucianism and Confucianism Today

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"Can indeed be regarded as the best introduction to Confucianism."—Philosophical Review

"A thoughtful overview of China's oldest and most revered philosophy."—Spirituality & Practice

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