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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 28, 2005
Pages 246
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140449716
ISBN-10 014044971X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $17.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews
Brings together the philosophical teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, in a study that explains how one can live in harmony with humankind and the universe by developing one's innate moral nature and by acting with justice and benevolence. Reprint. description: Product Description: Mencius was one of the great philosophers of ancient China, second only in influence to Confucius, whose teachings he defended and expanded. The Mencius, in which he recounts his dialogues with kings, dukes and military men, as well as other philosophers, is one of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus. It takes up Confucius's theories of jen, or goodness and yi, righteousness, explaining that the individual can achieve harmony with mankind and the universe by perfecting his innate moral nature and acting with benevolence and justice. Mencius' strikingly modern views on the duties of subjects and their rulers or the evils of war, created a Confucian orthodoxy that has remained intact since the third century BCE. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Mencius | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (June 28, 2005)
9780140449716 | details & prices | 246 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Discusses Confucius's theories of yi, or righteousness, and jen, or goodness, explaining that individuals can attain harmony with the universe by acting with morality, benevolence, and justice.
With Mencius | Rev sub edition from Chinese Univ Pr (July 1, 2003)
9789622018518 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Mencius, who lived in the 4th century B.

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