Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming

Ethics in the Confucian Tradition The Thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming This volume serves both as an introduction to the thought of Mengzi Mencius and Wang Yangming and as a comparison of their views By examining issues held in common by both thinkers Ivanhoe illustrate

  • Title: Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mengzi and Wang Yangming
  • Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe
  • ISBN: 9780872205970
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume serves both as an introduction to the thought of Mengzi Mencius and Wang Yangming and as a comparison of their views By examining issues held in common by both thinkers, Ivanhoe illustrates how the Confucian tradition was both continued and transformed by Wang Yangming, and shows the extent to which he was influenced by Buddhism Topics explored are the natThis volume serves both as an introduction to the thought of Mengzi Mencius and Wang Yangming and as a comparison of their views By examining issues held in common by both thinkers, Ivanhoe illustrates how the Confucian tradition was both continued and transformed by Wang Yangming, and shows the extent to which he was influenced by Buddhism Topics explored are the nature of morality human nature the nature and origin of wickedness self cultivation and sagehood In addition to revised versions of each of these original chapters, Ivanhoe includes a new chapter on Kongzi s Confucius view of the Way.

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    1. Poem and calligraphy by Wang Yang-mingIn Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mencius and Wang Yang-Ming (1990) Philip J. Ivanhoe compares and contrasts the ethical thought of two of China's most important philosophers, Mencius (Meng Tzu, ca. 372 - ca 289) and Wang Yang-ming (1472 - 1529) and in the process provides insight into the writings of a number of other Chinese philosophers. With nearly a 2,000 year span separating these two men, one could well wonder what would be the poin [...]

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