DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G024-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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References and further reading

  • Ames, R.T. (1991) ‘The Mencian Concept of Ren xing: Does It Mean “Human Nature?”’ in H. Rosemont, Jr (ed.) Chinese Texts and Philosophical Contexts, LaSalle, IL: Open Court.

    (A further development of A.C. Graham’s analysis.)

  • Bloom, I. (1994) ‘Mencian Arguments on Human Nature (jen-hsing)’, Philosophy East and West 44 (1): 19–53.

    (A summary statement of the innatist position.)

  • Graham, A.C. (1990) ‘The Background of the Mencian Theory of Human Nature’, in A.C. Graham (ed.) Studies in Chinese Philosophy and Philosophical Literature, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (A rejection of the innatist position.)

Citing this article:
Hall, David L. and Roger T. Ames. Bibliography. Xing, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G024-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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