Early Confucian Ethics: Concepts and Arguments


"In Early Confucian Ethics, Kim-chong Chong re-examines the thinking of the three classical Confucians - Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi - keeping each of them distinct, and not falling into the common trap of reading Confucius and Xunzi in Mencian terms. While clearly explaining the main ethical ideas of the three sages, Chong confronts controversial scholarly issues and resolves such puzzles as why it is that Confucius declares that he rarely discourses on ren ('humanity') when in fact he repeatedly refers to it."

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Chicago
Publication year:
  • 2007


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