Mencius, also known as Mengzi, was a Chinese philosopher who is considered the most famous Confucian after Confucius himself. He is best known for his belief in the inherent goodness of human nature and his contributions to Confucianism.


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  1. 1. Mencius

    "Mencius" is a philosophical text that presents the teachings and thoughts of Mencius, a follower of Confucius. The book is a compilation of dialogues, anecdotes, and allegories that illustrate Mencius's views on human nature, morality, and political theory. Central to his philosophy is the belief in the inherent goodness of human nature and the importance of cultivating one's moral character. The book also discusses his ideas on proper governance, advocating for a benevolent and virtuous ruler who prioritizes the welfare of the people.

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