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Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi [Paperback]

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  • Category: Books (Religion)
  • ISBN-10:  9402413987
  • ISBN-10:  9402413987
  • ISBN-13:  9789402413984
  • ISBN-13:  9789402413984
  • Publisher:  Springer
  • Publisher:  Springer
  • Binding:  Paperback
  • Binding:  Paperback
  • Pub Date:  01-Mar-2018
  • Pub Date:  01-Mar-2018
  • Item ID: 101357000
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This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of the Confucian thinker Xunzi and his work, which shares the same name. It features a variety of disciplinary perspectives and offers divergent interpretations. The disagreements reveal that, as with any other classic, the Xunzi provides fertile ground for readers. It is a source from which they have drawnand will continue to drawdifferent lessons.

In more than 15 essays, the contributors examine Xunzis views on topics such as human nature, ritual, music, ethics, and politics. They also look at his relations with other thinkers in early China and consider his influence in East Asian intellectual history.

A number of important Chinese scholars in the Song dynasty (9601279 CE) sought to censor the Xunzi. They thought that it offered a heretical and impure version of Confuciansim. As a result, they directed study away from the Xunzi. This has diminished the popularity of the work.

However, the essays presented here help to change this situation. They open the texts riches to Western students and scholars. The book also highlights the substantial impact the Xunzi has had on thinkers throughout history, even on those who were critical of it. Overall, readers will gain new insights and a deeper understanding of this important, but often neglected, thinker.

1. Style and Poetic Diction in the?Xunzi.- 2.?Xunzi on Self Cultivation.- 3.?Ethics in the?Xunzi.- 4.?Xunzis Political Philosophy.- 5.?Xunzis Meta-ethics.- 6.?Xing?and Xunzis Understanding of Our Nature.- 7.?Xunzi on Moral Psychology.- 8.?Xunzi as a Theorist and Defender of Ritual.- 9.?Xunzi on Music.- 10.?Language and Logic in the?Xunzi.- 11.?Religion in the?Xunzi: What Does?Tian?)?lq

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