Essays Tagged: "Mencius"

"Confucian Moral Self Cultivation" by Philip J. Ivanhoe book report.

tue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, coeditor with Rebecca Walker, (2004). Essays on Mencius Moral Philosophy, coeditor with Liu Xiusheng, (2002). The Laozi or Daodejing, (2002). And a ...

(6 pages) 82 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Chuang Tzu & Mencius.

Chuang Tzu, and Mencius were two of the most important figures in Chinese philosophy and literature. Chuang Tzu was ... ture. Chuang Tzu was of the Taoist tradition; his works are eloquent and full of wonderful imagery. Mencius was a Confucian philosopher; as such his writings are more practical, and less colourful the ... his paper is to compare and contrast, in terms of imagery and language, the works of Chuang Tzu and Mencius. To do this, two parables from Chuang Tzu and two passages from Mencius will be discussed an ...

(6 pages) 58 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


early in the 5th century BC.The Shih Shu (Four Books), compilations of the sayings of Confucius and Mencius and of commentaries by followers on their teachings, are the Lun Yü (Analects), a colle ... sophical utterances arranged systematically with comments and expositions by his disciples; and the Mencius (Book of Mencius), containing the teachings of one of Confucius's great followers.The keynot ...

(4 pages) 276 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Not all think alike - Philosophers of China

cts. As time passed, there were more important philosophers that appeared in the lifetime of China, Mencius, Xunzi, Daoists, Mozi, Shang Yang and Han Feizi; just like the ice age changed the physical ... d the cultural structure of China in the Far East in the past 2000 years.As a student of Confucius, Mencius (c.370-c.300 BC) followed the path of his teacher. Mencius believed in the Mandate of Heaven ...

(6 pages) 44 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"Man's True Nature": Hsun Tzu's thought's on mans true nature arguing that in fact it is evil.

ts that man's evil nature.In "Man's Nature is Evil", Hsun Tzu effectively criticizes his detractor, Mencius, who believes man's nature is good. Arguing Tzu's point, Mencius states "man is capable of l ... Tzu's point, Mencius states "man is capable of learning because his nature is good." Tzu criticizes Mencius for not knowing the difference between basic nature and conscious activity. Basic nature is ...

(5 pages) 27 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Response on Mencius's statement: "Whoever is devoid of the heart of right and wrong is not human."

Mencius (370-330 BC) was a reputable scholar and statesman and traveled throughout China to tutor mo ... utable scholar and statesman and traveled throughout China to tutor monarchs in politics. His work, Mencius, is a collection of the conversations he shared with the rulers. The book comprise of discus ... ntemplating about the thing he will gain in helping that child.Then why does the evil still exists? Mencius answers people are naturally good, but often display evil sides due to external and social i ...

(1 pages) 24 1 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Similarities between American-Puritanism and Chinese -Confucianism

osophy, its earliest principles were initiated by Confucius (551-479 B.C.) and further developed by Mencius (371-289 B.C.). It focuses on "the correct way of human existence, which presupposes an unde ...

(5 pages) 25 1 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Ordinary people 3

ginal Nature of Man This essay is on the original nature of man as perceived by Lao Tzu, Confucius, Mencius, Kao Tzu and Hsun Tzu. The following will be my learning and understanding of each philosoph ... orld effect and changes man after their birth. Hsun Tzu states that men are inherently evil. Mencius, like a true Confucianist, believes that human are born good. Mencius is the most important ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Good And Moral Person

have read about the work of Meng-zi, I realized how similar his thoughts are with mine. Meng-zi (or Mencius) was a Chinese Confucian philosopher, who has centered his thoughts around the idea that man ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Advent of Confucianism in Zhou China and the Socio-political forces that led to the Eventual Rise of Legalism as a Pragmatic Alternative But not as a Total Master of the Former

is dynasty. While on this mission, the "Divine Sage" gathered numerous followers-some of whom (i.e. Mencius and HsunTzu) would later become influential advisors in future ruler's courts and would pres ... ify were political disorder in the state and to institute harmony within the culture. As written by Mencius from the central scriptures of Confucianism, "No benevolent man ever abandons his parents, a ...

(5 pages) 18 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Confucianism VS Daoism (Taoism) "Compare and contrast Confucianism with Daoism"

with well-educated and conscientious people, called Junzi. Confucius was followed by his disciples Mencius and Xunzi. They also possessed the same optimism that humans could improve themselves to per ...

(2 pages) 37709 0 3.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

International Culture Paper

Analects) of Confucius, Chung Yung (Doctrine of the Mean), Ta Hsueh (Great Learning), and Meng Tzu (Mencius).Confucius was an admirable person whose faith and teachings was looked upon by others. Due ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Is Human Nature Intrinsically Good or Evil?

e good if they are guided properly with good values and morals from their parents and leaders. Like Mencius says "Think about barley: if you plant the seeds carefully at the same time and in the same ... ere, I still believe that the majority of people are essentially good at heart and want to be good. Mencius says "human nature is inherently good, just like water flows inherently downhill. There's no ...

(6 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics