Mencius and Aquinas theories of virtue and conceptions of courage by Lee H. Yearley

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  • Mencius -- Ethics,
  • Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Ethics,
  • Virtue,
  • Virtues,
  • Courage,
  • Ethics, Comparative

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-266) and indexes.

Book details

StatementLee H. Yearley.
SeriesSUNY series, toward a comparative philosophy of religions
LC ClassificationsBJ1531 .Y42 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2227177M
ISBN 100791404315, 0791404323
LC Control Number89077407

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Mencius and Aquinas: The General Conception of Virtue II. Mencius: Human Nature's Fundamental Inclinations as a Basis of Virtue III. Mencius: True Virtue as a Product of Ethical Reasoning's Use of Extension, Attention, and the Understanding of Resemblances IV.

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Yearley. The two thinkers are Mencius or Meng Tzu (fourth century B.C.E.), an early Confucian, and St. Thomas Aquinas fPage 2 (/5­ C.E.), a medieval Christian.

I focus on their theories of virtue, of human excellences or flourishings, and their treatments of specific virtues, especially the virtue of courage. The detailed comparison of Mencius and Aquinas on courage throws new light on both authors and on the variety of dimensions involved in notions of courage.

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Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage (SUNY series, Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions) by Yearley, Lee H. Format: Paperback Change. Abstract. Question 11 of Aquinas’s De Veritatae, ‘On the Teacher’, begins with the question ‘Can a Man or Only God Teach and Be Called a Teacher?’On the surface, this question is rather puzzling.

It seems rather odd to ask if any one person can teach, and be called a teacher of others, given the fact that the teaching of men and women by some other men and women has been going on for. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: The Mencius (Chinese: 孟子; pinyin: Mèngzǐ; Old Chinese: *mˤraŋ-s tsəʔ) is a collection of conversations, anecdotes, and series of genuine and imagined interviews by the Confucian philosopher, Mencius.

The book explores Mencius’ views on the topics of moral and political philosophy, that are often posed as a dialogue to the ideas presented by Confucianism. The book Mencius records his doings and sayings and contains statements on the Mencius, early Chinese philosopher whose development of orthodox Confucianism earned him the title “second sage.” Chief among his basic tenets was an emphasis on the obligation of.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Yearley, Lee H. Mencius and Aquinas. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, © Mencius, who lived in the 4th century B.C., is second only to Confucius in importance in the Confucian tradition.

The Mencius consists of sayings of Mencius and conversations he had with his contemporaries. When read side by side with the Analects, the Mencius throws a great deal of light on the teachings of Confucius. Read "Lee H. Yearley, Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage (Albany: State University of New York Press, ), xiv, pp.

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First, I shall provide a sketch of the thought of Mencius. Second, I shall attempt to defuse certain objections to. Mencius (Chinese: 孟子); born Mèng kē (Chinese: 孟軻); (/ ˈ m ɛ n ʃ i ə s / MEN-shee-əs) or Mengzi (– BC or – or BC) was a Chinese Confucian philosopher who has often been described as the "second Sage", that is, after only Confucius himself.

He is part of Confucius's fourth generation of disciples. Mencius inherited Confucius's thinking and developed it further. In his study of virtue in the thought of Aquinas and Mencius, Lee H. Yearley relates this and other passages in the Mencius, which show an enduring trust in Heaven, to Aquinas's notion of patience.

See Lee H. Yearley, Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtues and Concepts of Courage (manuscript). Mencius (Sinice 孟子; a.C.n.– a.C.n.

vel a.C.n.– a.C.n./ a.C.n.) fuit philosophus Sinicus, notissimus Confucianus post Confucium ipsum. Facta et dicta Mencii in septem libris a discipulis eius scriptis memorantur.

Mencius putabat hominem naturâ bonum esse et solum propter malam educationem vel societatam corruptum fieri posse. –Book 7, Chap The Analects-trans. James Legge Confucius and Thomas Aquinas on Happiness and Education -Jeong-Kyu Lee, Ph.D.- The purpose of this article is to investigate the happiness principles and the educational aims of Confucius and Thomas Aquinas.

Mencius is associated with the ecological, emergent, flowing, and connected; Artistotle with the rational, static, abstract, and binary. Douglas Robinson argues that in their conceptions of rhetoric, at least, Mencius and Aristotle are much more similar than different: both are powerfully socio-ecological, espousing and exploring collectivist.

Search within book. Front Matter. Pages i-xiv. PDF. Introduction. Brian Mooney, Mark Nowacki. Pages Aquinas and Education: Understanding and Extending Aquinas.

Aquinas and Mencius on Moral Education. Anh Tuan Nuyen. Pages Exemplars for the Moral Education of Beginners in the Religious Life: Aquinas and Dōgen.

Release: ISBN Hardcover: Pages. Download Book. Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet. In this comprehensive anthology, twenty-seven outstanding scholars from North America and Europe address every major aspect of Thomas Aquinas's understanding of morality and comment on his remarkable legacy.

Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in Description. The Mencius, commonly called the Mengzi, is a collection of anecdotes and conversations of the Confucian thinker and philosopher Mencius.

The work dates from the second half of the 4th century BC. First book to explore Aquinas' thought and the interplay between intelectual meditations of the East; Provides an intuitive and attractive bridge for discussion between Eastern and Western philosophers, educational theorists, and social scientists Aquinas and Mencius on Moral Education.

Pages Nuyen, Anh Tuan. Author: Gillian Russell Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF, Mobi Category: Language Arts & Disciplines Languages: en Pages: View: Book Description: The distinction between analytic and synthetic sentences - the idea that some sentences are true or false just in virtue of what they mean - is a famous focus of philosophical controversy.

Lee Yearley's Aquinas and Mencius is the model for comparative ethics today. This elegantly composed but ambitious volume explores virtue in the Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas and in The Mencius, the collected teachings of Meng Tzu (4th century b.c.e.). The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Mencius.

An online book about this author is available, as is a Wikipedia article. Mencius, contrib.: Chinese Literature: Comprising the Analects of Confucius, the Sayings of Mencius, the Shi-King, the Travels of Fa-Hien, and the Sorrows of Han (revised edition, ), ed.

by Epiphanius Wilson, trans. by William Jennings, James Legge, and John Francis. {men'-shus} The Chinese philosopher Mencius (Chinese: Mengzi), c–c, was a leading exponent of in what is today Shandong (Shantung) province, he lived during the period of the Warring States (–), when a handful of competing states were fighting one another for the hegemony of China.

Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage, Albany: State University of New York Press, ( pages) The Ideas of Newman: Christianity and Human Religiosity, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, ( pages) Articles in Books A) Forthcoming.

Among these are Lee Yearley, Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage (); and Xiusheng Liu, Mencius, Hume, and the Foundations of Ethics: Humanity in Ethics (). James Behuniak, Jr., offers an interpretation of Mencius's thought from the perspective of process philosophy in Mencius on Becoming Human ().

1 By the time of his death, in B.C., Mencius was regarded as the "Second Sage." Endnotes [1] Mencius, The Works of Mencius, in The Four Books, trans. James Legge (New York: Paragon Books, ), pp. Emphasis added by Pierre Goodrich. Bibliography Works by the Author Mencius. Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China.

(7) My interpretation of qing follows Dai Zhen, Mengzi Ziyi shuzheng, no. 30; D. Lau, Mencius (New York: Penguin Books, ); and Shun, Mencius, pp.(8) This fits in with Mengzi's comment in 6A6, quoted above, that the capacity to become virtuous is part of the qing of humans, or what humans "genuinely are.".

Aquinas, Summa Theologica (in part) Niccolo Machiavelli, Mencius and Aquinas () Daniel Keown, The Nature of Buddhist Ethics () ed., Source Book in Chinese Philosophy () Wolfgang Bauer, China and the Search for Happiness () Herbert Fingarette, Confucius - the Secular as Sacred () Jacques Gernet, China and the.

Kwong-loi Shun, Mencius and Early Chinese Thought (Stanford: Stanford University Press, ). Lee H. Yearley, Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage (Albany: State University of New York Press, ).

For a general bibliography of Chinese philosophy, see. Bryan W. Van Norden, Essential Readings on Chinese Philosophy. Mencius studied humans the way Lorenz studied other animals. Mencius was an ethologist too, but in the language of ancient China he was regarded as a "master," that is, a teacher.

He was a Confucian, and Confucianism is sometimes called a religion. However, Mencius does not quote religious texts and try to get people to act the way those books.

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