Abstract

A constructive interpretation of the Confucian conception of shame is offered here. Xunzi's discussion is considered the locus classicus of the Confucian conception of shame as contrasted with honor. In order to show his conception as an articulation and development of the more inchoate attitudes of Confucius and Mencius, an excursion is made into the Lunyu and the Mengzi. Aristotle's conception of shame is used as a sort of catalyst, an opening for appreciating Xunzi's complementary insights.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 147-202
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-23
Open Access
No
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