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Virtue Nature and Moral Agency in the Xunzi

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Scholars of both religion and philosophy have contributed essays exploring the thought of Xunzi, traditionally identified as the third philosopher in the Confucian tradition. An introduction provides historical and philosophical context for Xunzi and his works, and the articles cover such topics as virtue, moral agency, and theories of human nature. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi

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Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker. Xunzi, a founding figure in the Confucian tradition, is one of the world’s great philosophers and theorists of religion. For much of the last century, his work has been seen largely as critical of religion, particularly the popular beliefs and invocations of supernatural forces that underpin so many religious rituals. Contributors to this volume challenge this view and offer a more sophisticated picture of Xunzi. He emerges not as critic, but rather as an adherent of religion who seeks to give religious practices meaning even though many religious beliefs are mistaken or self-serving. Each essay offers a powerful illustration of Xunzi as both a religious devotee and as a philosopher of religion, drawing on a wide array of disciplines and methodologies.

Archery Metaphor and Ritual in Early Confucian Texts

Author : Rina Marie Camus
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Archery Metaphor and Ritual in Early Confucian Texts explores the significance of archery as ritual practice and image source in classical Confucian texts. Archery was one of the six traditional arts of China, the foremost military skill, a tool for education, and above all, an important custom of the rulers and aristocrats of the early dynasties. Rina Marie Camus analyzes passages inspired by archery in the texts of the Analects, Mencius, and Xunzi in relation to the shifting social and historical conditions of the late Zhou dynasty, the troubled times of early followers of the ruist master Confucius. Camus posits that archery imagery is recurrent and touches on fundamental themes of literature; ritual archers in the Analects, sharp shooters in Mencius, and the fashioning of exquisite bows and arrows in Xunzi represent the gentleman, pursuit of ren, and self-cultivation. Furthermore, Camus argues that not only is archery an important Confucian metaphor, it also proves the cognitive value of literary metaphors—more than linguistic ornamentation, metaphoric utterances have features and resonances that disclose their speakers’ saliencies of thought.

Xunzi

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This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi presents a more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton’s translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before. This edition features an introduction, a timeline of early Chinese history, a list of important names and terms, cross-references, explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.

The Natural Method

Author : Eddy Nahmias
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"This collection offers cutting-edge chapters on themes related to the philosophical work of Owen Flanagan. Flanagan is an influential philosopher in the late 20th and early 21st Century, whose wide-ranging work spans philosophy of mind (especially consciousness, identity, and the self), ethics and moral psychology, comparative philosophy, and philosophical study of psychopathology (especially disorders of self, dreams, and addiction). Flanagan is the author of numerous scholarly and popular articles, and of 10 books. The chapters present proposals for productive interdisciplinary research exploring the mind, ethics, personhood, consciousness, religious cognition, mental disorders, addiction, the narrative self, virtue, the social sciences, forgiveness, or comparative philosophy"--

Confucian Perfectionism

Author : Joseph Chan
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Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance that can retain the spirit of the Confucian ideal while tackling problems arising from nonideal modern situations. The best way to meet this challenge, Joseph Chan argues, is to adopt liberal democratic institutions that are shaped by the Confucian conception of the good rather than the liberal conception of the right. Confucian Perfectionism examines and reconstructs both Confucian political thought and liberal democratic institutions, blending them to form a new Confucian political philosophy. Chan decouples liberal democratic institutions from their popular liberal philosophical foundations in fundamental moral rights, such as popular sovereignty, political equality, and individual sovereignty. Instead, he grounds them on Confucian principles and redefines their roles and functions, thus mixing Confucianism with liberal democratic institutions in a way that strengthens both. Then he explores the implications of this new yet traditional political philosophy for fundamental issues in modern politics, including authority, democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. Confucian Perfectionism critically reconfigures the Confucian political philosophy of the classical period for the contemporary era.

The Philosophy of Xunzi

Author : Kurtis Hagen
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"Gives a new interpretation of Chinese philosopher Xunzi's ideas, which were central to Confucianism for over a thousand years. Xunzi is not absolutist or insistent upon conformity, but rather sees social roles as contingent and context-sensitive"--Provid

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本次大会于2001年7月在北京召开,世界各地的300多位学者出席,提交学术论文250余篇,主题是“中国哲学与21世纪文明走向”,编辑论文集:英文1册即本书,中文3册《中西会通与中国哲学的近现代转换》、《中国传统哲学的现代诠释》、《21世纪中国哲学走向》。

Asian philosophy

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Early Confucian Ethics

Author : Kim Chong Chong
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"Explores the ethical theories of three early Confucian thinkers, Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi"--Provided by publisher.

Xunzi And Early Chinese Naturalism

Author : Janghee Lee
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Explores Xunzi's thought in relation to the early Chinese philosophical context that relied on the natural world.

Canadian Philosophical Reviews

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China Review International

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International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

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Comptes Rendus Philosophiques

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Confucius Now

Author : David Edward Jones
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"A collection of essays on the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius as collected in the Analects, focusing on the relevance of Confucius's project for contemporary life and scholarship"--Provided by publisher.

Hua i Hs eh Chih

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Contains bibliographies and book reviews.

Chinese Religions

Author : Gary Seaman
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Kinesis

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Ethics and Tradition in the Xunzi

Author : Thornton Charles Kline III
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