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Unformatted text preview: Hundred Clans [i.e. the common people]”) 3. Use it . (“One applies it in punishment and administration, and observes whether it benefits [ li . ] the people of the state”) [this discussion found in the “Rejecting Destiny” chapters] II. Mencius f Differences from Confucius Key doctrine: innate goodness of human nature ( xing . ) Sense of history, of lineage and succession III. Xunzi f 2 Human nature is basically evil Theory of ritual Notion of Heaven IV. Ritual texts A. the Great Learning ( Da xue . ) B. “The Meaning of Sacrifices” C. “The Evolution of the Rites” V. Conclusion The preceding all locative… but note certain passages in the Sunzi bingfa v or “Master Sun’s Art of Warfare” 3...
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- Spring '08
- Confucianism, Chinese philosophy, Xun Zi, Mozi, Rejecting Aggression Thrift