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This paper studies the writings of Mencius which illustrate his philosophy and his interpretation of Confucianism. The paper progresses according to the division of the work into seven parts or books, pointing out the main philosophical thoughts of most of the books.
From the Paper:"The book of Mencius is a collection of conversations the philosopher has with various individuals: intellectuals, students, and politicians. The writings illustrate the philosophy of Mencius and his interpretation of Confucianism. Mencius clearly attempts to expound on the teachings of Confucius, and attempts to clarify the teachings in light of different and opposing philosophies. In Mencius we see the philosopher's optimistic views on human nature as essentially good and moral. Through the collection of conversations we travel on a journey through Chinese philosophy within a historical context."
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Mencius (2003, February 04) Retrieved June 25, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/mencius-8310/
"Mencius" 04 February 2003. Web. 25 June. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/mencius-8310/>