Mencius

[Revised entry by Bryan Van Norden and Kwong Loi Shun on April 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Mencius (fourth century B.C.E.) sought to defend the teachings of Confucius
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[Revised entry by Bryan Van Norden and Kwong Loi Shun on April 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Mencius (fourth century B.C.E.) sought to defend the teachings of Confucius (551 to 479 B.C.E.) against other influential movements of thought, especially those associated with Mozi (fifth century B.C.E.) and Yang Zhu (fifth to fourth century B.C.E.). He is probably best known for the view that "human nature is good," on the basis of which he defended...

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