Mencius conception of human beings as a fundamental nature

  1. What is Mencius conception of human beings fundamental nature? What implications does Mencius’ understanding of human nature have for family life and government?
  2. What implications does Xunzi’s understanding of human nature have for
    family life and government?
  3. How does Xunzi’s understanding of human nature compare to that of
    Mencius? Which do you prefer, and why?
  4. Why might the two men, from the same background, both self-appointed
    interpreters of Confucius, and only one generation apart, come up with their
    respective understandings of human nature?

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