Confucian Moral Self Cultivation
This work traces the evolution of the concept of moral self cultivation in the Chinese Confucian tradition. It represents a survey of the views of some of the most influential Confucian thinkers on an issue of central importance in the tradition.
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Analects argued aspect become believed Book of Odes Buddhist chapter character Cheng Yi Chinese Philosophy Chu Hsi claim classics concern Confucian tradition Confucius critical cultivated D.C. Lau Dai's Daoist Daoist and Buddhist describes desires develop disciple discussion distinction Early Confucian ethical philosophy example goal Heaven human nature idea innate moral mind issue Journal of Chinese kind king knowledge and action later Confucians learning meaning Mencius Mencius and Xunzi Mengzi Mengzi ziyi shuzheng method of self-cultivation Mircea Eliade model of moral Mohist moral action moral knowledge moral self-cultivation moral sense moral sprouts Mozi Neo-Confucian Nivison notion oneself passage person philology Philosophy East Platform Sutra practice principle proper realize reflection reprint rites ritual role sages selfish Stanford task texts things thinkers thought tion translation understanding virtue Wang Yangming Wang's teachings Wing-tsit Chan Xi's Xunzi York Zhen Zhu Xi