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Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy

Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi

Editors: Hutton, Eric L. (Ed.)

  • Offers a comprehensive analysis of the Confucian thinker Xunzi and his work
  • Presents a variety of disciplinary perspectives and offers divergent interpretations
  • Highlights the substantial impact the Xunzi has had on thinkers throughout history
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About this book

This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of the Confucian thinker Xunzi and his work, which shares the same name. It features a variety of disciplinary perspectives and offers divergent interpretations. The disagreements reveal that, as with any other classic, the Xunzi provides fertile ground for readers. It is a source from which they have drawn—and will continue to draw—different lessons.

In more than 15 essays, the contributors examine Xunzi’s views on topics such as human nature, ritual, music, ethics, and politics. They also look at his relations with other thinkers in early China and consider his influence in East Asian intellectual history.

A number of important Chinese scholars in the Song dynasty (960–1279 CE) sought to censor the Xunzi. They thought that it offered a heretical and impure version of Confuciansim. As a result, they directed study away from the Xunzi. This has diminished the popularity of the work.

However, the essays presented here help to change this situation. They open the text’s riches to Western students and scholars. The book also highlights the substantial impact the Xunzi has had on thinkers throughout history, even on those who were critical of it. Overall, readers will gain new insights and a deeper understanding of this important, but often neglected, thinker.

Reviews

“It is the first English-language anthology that examines a wide range of philosophical themes and issues in Xunzi’s thought. … This Companion is a significant contribution to Xunzi studies. It should be of interest to anyone who is interested in Xunzi’s thought, regardless of the stages of their research. … I have no doubt that this Companion will be a key reference and research book in Xunzi scholarship.” (Winnie Sung, Dao, Vol. 16, 2017)


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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7745-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7743-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-1398-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi
Editors
  • Eric L. Hutton
Series Title
Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7745-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7745-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7743-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1398-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 565
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