Mencius


Author: Mencius,Irene Bloom,Philip J. Ivanhoe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231122055
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
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Known throughout East Asia as Mengzi, or "Master Meng," Mencius (391-308 B.C.E.) was a Chinese philosopher of the late Zhou dynasty, an instrumental figure in the spread of the Confucian tradition, and a brilliant illuminator of its ideas. Mencius was active during the Warring States Period (403-221 B.C.E.), in which competing powers sought to control the declining Zhou empire. Like Confucius, Mencius journeyed to one feudal court after another, searching for a proper lord who could put his teachings into practice. Only a leader who possessed the moral qualities of a true king could unify China, Mencius believed, and in his defense of Zhou rule and Confucian philosophy, he developed an innovative and highly nuanced approach to understanding politics, self-cultivation, and human nature, profoundly influencing the course of Confucian thought and East Asian culture. Mencius is a record of the philosopher's conversations with warring lords, disciples, and adversaries of the Way, as well as a collection of pronouncements on government, human nature, and a variety of other philosophical and political subjects. Mencius is largely concerned with the motivations of human actors and their capacity for mutual respect. He builds on the Confucian idea of ren, or humaneness, and places it alongside the complementary principle of yi, or rightness, advancing a complex notion of what is right for certain individuals as they perform distinct roles in specific situations. Consequently, Mencius's impact was felt not only in the thought of the intellectual and social elite but also in the value and belief systems of all Chinese people.

Mencius

Contexts and Interpretations
Author: Alan Kam-leung Chan
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824823771
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
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For two thousand years the Mencius was revered as one of the foundational texts of the Confucian canon, which formed the basis of traditional Chinese education. Today it commands considerable attention in current debates on Asian values raging in classrooms and boardrooms in both East Asia and the West. This volume, which represents the work of fifteen respected scholars of early Chinese thought and culture, is an especially timely effort to bring the Mencius under fresh scrutiny. Making use of recently excavated manuscripts, the contributors approach the Mencius from novel perspectives, challenge established interpretations, and confront anew issues that continue to attract and divide students of this classic text. The famous Mencian doctrine of the goodness of human nature forms one main focus. Questions of context and interpretation bring into sharp relief key hermeneutical issues that surround the text: Does the Mencius present a coherent and systematically developed ethical teaching? Or should it be read as a composite work, comprising different layers of material that reflect different emphases and conflicting doctrines? Traversing contested territories and exploring new

Mencius


Author: Mencius,D.C. Lau
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014044971X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 246
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Discusses Confucius's theories of yi, or righteousness, and jen, or goodness, explaining that individuals can attain harmony with the universe by acting with morality, benevolence, and justice.

Confucius und Mencius

Die vier bücher der moral- und staatsphilosophie China's
Author: Confucius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: 364
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Mencius on Becoming Human

Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption
Author: James Behuniak
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791462294
Category: History
Page: 186
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A new interpretation of the Confucian classic, the Mencius, based on both traditional sources and newly discovered documents.

Mencius and Masculinities

Dynamics of Power, Morality, and Maternal Thinking
Author: Joanne D. Birdwhistell
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480380
Category: Philosophy
Page: 168
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Looks at the Confucian classic Mencius from a feminist perspective and uncovers the “maternal thinking” within the work.

Mengzi

With Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Author: Mencius
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 207
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Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi -- one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism -- this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries. Also included are an Introduction that situates Mengzi and Zhu Xi in their intellectual and social contexts; a glossary of names, places and important terms; a selected bibliography; and an index.

The Book of Mencius and Its Reception in China and Beyond


Author: Junjie Huang,Gregor Paul,Heiner Roetz
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447056694
Category: Philosophy
Page: 239
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The Mencius, attributed to the philosopher Mengzi (Lat. Mencius, ca. 370-290 BC), the "second Sage" of the Confucian school after its founder, is one of the most prominent of all Chinese classics, with a great impact on the historical development of Confucianism. Today, it serves as one of the determinants for positioning Confucianism in the modern world, and it is the most discussed Chinese philosophical text in the context of the search for universally valid ethical norms and democracy. The essays collected in this volume by scholars from Taiwan, Japan and Germany focus on various aspect of the reception of the work in East Asia from the Song-Dynasty to the present day. They call into mind the signifance of a thinker who according to Albert Schweitzer is "the most modern one of all thinkers of antiquity."

The Mind of Mencius, Or Political Economy Founded Upon Moral Philosophy, a Digest of the Doctrines of Mencius, the Text Classified and Tr., with Notes, by E. Faber. Tr. from the Germ., with Notes and Emendations, by A.B. Hutchinson


Author: Mencius
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781347729366
Category:
Page: 330
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Mind of Mencius Or Political Economy Founded Upon Moral Philosophy, 1882


Author: N.A
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766177178
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
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1882. Found in this volume is a systematic digest of the doctrines of the Chinese philosopher, Mencius. The original text is classified and translated, with notes and explanations. In his researches into human nature, Mencius will be found to have anticipated many of the results of modern psychological study. The appeal made by both Mencius and Confucius, in support of their alleged divine mission, to the conformity of their doctrines with the essentials of the human mind as discovered by observation, rather than to any external credentials. Partial Contents: detailed analysis of the system of Mencius; elements of moral science; concerning properties; virtues and corresponding duties; practical exhibition of moral science; in the individual character; ethio social relations; result aimed at in moral development; the organization of the state.

Mencius and Aquinas

Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage
Author: Lee H. Yearley
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791404317
Category: Philosophy
Page: 280
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The Works of Mencius


Author: James Legge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486263754
Category: Philosophy
Page: 608
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Full Chinese text, English translation on same page; editor's, Chinese commentators' annotations; dictionary of Chinese characters at rear. The Second Master in the Confucian tradition, in finest edition.

Mencius on the Mind

Experiments in Multiple Definition
Author: I. A. Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136791132
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Long out of print, I. A. Richards's extraordinary 1932 foray into Chinese philosophy is worth reviving for its detached interpretation of the Chinese classics.

Mencius


Author: Unknown
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146558059X
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Basic Mencius

The Wisdom and Advice of China's Second Sage
Author: N.A
Publisher: LONG RIVER PRESS
ISBN: 9781592650460
Category: History
Page: 146
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Mencius was one of the greatest and most influential phisophers in chinese and world history. Born in 372 B.C.

Mencius On The Mind

Experiments in Multiple Definition
Author: John Constable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136350888
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 206
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.