Mengzi (Mencius) is kwn for his sophisticated views on human nature and moral psychology. These essays explore a range of philosophical ideas at the core of his moral philosophy and relate them to both traditional Chinese and current Western philosophical concerns. The introduction provides historical background and philosophical context, and discusses each of the selections alongside Mengzi's work as a whole.
Xiusheng Liu is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Cloud State University. Philip J. Ivanhoe is Reader-Professor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong.