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A concise and accessible introduction to the evolution of the concept of moral self-cultivation in the Chinese Confucian tradition, this volume begins with an explanation of the pre-philosophical development of ideas central to this concept, followed by an examination of the specific treatment of self cultivation in the philosophy of Kongzi ("Confucius"), Mengzi ("Mencius"), Xunzi, Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming, Yan Yuan and Dai Zhen. In addition to providing a survey of the views of some of the most influential Confucian thinkers on an issue of fundamental importance to the tradition, Ivanhoe also relates their concern with moral self-cultivation to a number of topics in the Western ethical tradition. Bibliography and index are included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872205086
ISBN-10: 0872205088
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 9mm x 6mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Philip J. Ivanhoe

Philip J. Ivanhoe is Reader-Professor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong.

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