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Xunzi: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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Xunzi asserted that the original nature of man is evil, differing on this point from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day, Xunzi advocated the counteraction of man's evil through self-improvement, the pursuit of learning, the avoidance of obsession, and observance of ritual in life. Readers familiar with Xunzi's work will find that Burton Watson's lucid translation breathes new life into this classic. Those new to Xunzi will find his ideas on government, language, and order and safety in society surprisingly close to concerns of our own age.

Table of Contents

  1. Encouraging Learning
  2. Improving Yourself
  3. The Regulations of a King
  4. Debating Military Affairs
  5. A Discussion of Heaven
  6. A Discussion of Rites
  7. A Discussion of Music
  8. Dispelling Obsessions
  9. Rectifying Names
  10. Man's Nature Is Evil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231129657
Author:
Xunzi
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Author:
Han, Fei
Author:
Watson, Burton
Location:
New York
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Confucianism
Subject:
Philosophy, chinese
Subject:
Philosophy, Confucian
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Confucian
Copyright:
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.88x7.12x.45 in. .49 lbs.

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