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Moral Beauty and the Beast: Ethical Dilemmas in the Mencius

Paul Van Els
  • : 성균관대학교 유교문화연구소
  • : Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture 35권0호
  • : 연속간행물
  • : 2021년 02월
  • : 13-45(33pages)

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10.22916/jcpc.2021..35.13


목차

Ⅰ. Close Reading
Ⅱ. Tiger Catcher
Ⅲ. Gentleman
Ⅳ. Laughter
Ⅴ. Repetition
Ⅵ. Conclusion
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This article analyzes Mencius 7B.23, a concise passage that offers complex ethical dilemmas. It provides a close reading of the passage, along with relevant passages elsewhere in the text and, occasionally, in other texts. The narrow goal of the article is to present a coherent reading of the passage within the context of the Mencius as a whole. This reading suggests that while the passage touches upon a wide range of topics, including personal credibility and political responsibility, the overarching concern is on being a morally superior person, on the difficult dilemmas such people may face, and on how they would respond to them. More broadly, the article shows that while the philosophical practice of “weighing circumstances” (quan 權) allows moral agents in exceptional cases to break certain moral or ritual rules, Mencius seems unwilling to apply this discretion when morality as a whole, or the integrity of the person who embodies it (shi 士), are involved.

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