The second sage | Curio

The second sage

21 mins | May 28, 2017

Meet the influential Confucian philosopher you've never heard of. Mengzi, the great Chinese philosopher after Confucius, is attracting renewed interest amongst Western philosophers. Bryan Van Norden offers us in Aeon magazine a closer look into Mengzi’s philosophy and writings, which show how he was prescient in his view of humans as hard-wired for compassion.

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