Abstract

The doctrines on human nature and moral development maintained in ancient China by Gaozi, Mencius, and Xunzi, respectively, have been interpreted mostly as a contradiction within the Confucian school. It is argued here that they represent distinct, yet possible and congruous, modes of interpreting and re-elaborating Confucius' teachings, two opposing yet largely complementary currents that have developed within the Confucian school.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 323-339
Launched on MUSE
2003-06-20
Open Access
No
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