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Title: Mencius and Xunzi on Human Nature: the Concept of Moral Autonomy in the early Confucian Tradition
Authors: Scarpari, Maurizio
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: The doctrines on the goodness or evilness of human nature maintained in ancient China respectively by Mencius (390-305 B.C) and Xunzi ( 310-219 B.C: ) has been interpreted mosttly as a contradition within the Confucian school. In this article it is argued that they represent two distinct , yet possible and congruous, modes of interpreting and re-elaboarting Confucius teachings, two opposing yet largerly complementary currents which have developed within the Confucian school.
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