Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 2: The Cultivation Analogy

Mencius's Well by Helen De Cruz

Author:  John Ramsey Categories: Historical Philosophy, Ethics, Chinese Philosophy Word Count:  959 Editor’s Note: This essay is the second in a two-part series authored by John on the topic of Mengzi’s moral psychology. The first essay is here. In the first part on Mengzi’s moral psychology, we explored his claim that all people have four … Continue reading Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 2: The Cultivation Analogy

Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 1: The Four Moral Sprouts

Author:  John Ramsey Categories: Historical Philosophy, Ethics, Chinese Philosophy Word Count: 988 Editor’s Note: This essay is the first in a two-part series authored by John on the topic of Mengzi’s moral psychology. The second essay is here. Mengzi (372–289 BCE), or Mencius,[1] an early Confucian whose thinking is represented in the eponymous Mengzi,[2] argues … Continue reading Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 1: The Four Moral Sprouts