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Abstract

Using an Arendtian approach, I consider how key concepts in the texts of the Mencius and the Xunzi might be appropriated for ‘legitimising’ totalitarian regimes. Given an unproblematised relation to a normative History and Nature underlies compatibility, I argue that if any Confucianism would be totalitarian, it might well be Mencian instead of Xunzian.

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-12
Open Access
No
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