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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (2) : 172-187
Research on the issue of “evil” in Wang Yangming’s thought
CHEN Lisheng
Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Abstract Abstract Wang Yangming s discussions concerning evil mainly appear in two sets of texts, i.e., Chuanxilu O N`_U(Instructions for Practical Living) and gongyi Qly?(documents transferred to vertically unrelated departments). The former addresses evil in metaphysical terms, and the latter in social terms. These subtly different approaches show the nuance between self-cultivation and governance of others.
Issue Date: 05 June 2007
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CHEN Lisheng. Research on the issue of “evil” in Wang Yangming’s thought[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2007, 2(2): 172-187.
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