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Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

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ISBN-10: 0824835484

ISBN-13: 9780824835484

Edition: 2011

Authors: Barry C. Keenan, Henry Rosemont

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Approximately fifteen hundred years after Confucius, his ideas reasserted themselves in theformulation of a sophisticated program of personal self-cultivation. Neo-Confucians arguedthat humans are endowed with empathy and goodness at birth, an assumption supported byevolutionary biologists. By following the Great Learning-eight steps in the process of personaldevelopment-Neo-Confucians showed how this innate endowment could provide the foundationfor living morally. Neo-Confucian students did not follow a single manual elaborating each step of theGreat Learning; instead they were exposed to age-appropriate texts, commentaries, andanthologies of Neo-Confucian thinkers, which gradually made…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 4/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English