Confucianism: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover


1st Edition

By Paul Goldin


240 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781844651788
pub: 2010-10-28
SAVE ~$8.99
Hardback: 9781844651771
pub: 2010-10-28
SAVE ~$31.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315711621
pub: 2014-12-05
from $22.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


"Confucianism" presents the history and salient tenets of Confucian thought, and discusses its viability, from both a social and a philosophical point of view, in the modern world. Despite most of the major Confucian texts having been translated into English, there remains a surprising lack of straightforward textbooks on Confucian philosophy in any Western language. Those that do exist are often oriented from the point of view of Western philosophy - or, worse, a peculiar school of thought within Western philosophy - and advance correspondingly skewed interpretations of Confucianism. This book seeks to rectify this situation. It guides readers through the philosophies of the three major classical Confucians: Confucius (551-479 BCE), Mencius (372-289 BCE?) and Xunzi (fl. 3rd cent. BCE), and concludes with an overview of later Confucian revivals and the standing of Confucianism today.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What Confucianism Is and Is Not 2. Confucius and his Disciples 3. Mencius 4. Xunzi 5. Neo-Confucianism and Confucianism Today

About the Series

Ancient Philosophies

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: