Ideas of Mencius (Mengzi), by Theme

[Chinese, 372 - 289 BCE, Teacher of Confucian thinking. Adviser to King Hui of Liang.]

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21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality
If the King likes music then there is hope for the state
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / e. Honour
Should a coward who ran fifty paces from a battle laugh at another who ran a hundred?
24. Applied Ethics / B. Moral Rights / 3. Animal Rights
Avoid the animals you are going to eat, as it is hard once you have got to know them
25. Society / B. The State / 5. Leaders / b. Monarchy
A true king shares his pleasure with the people
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 5. Right to Punish / b. Retribution for crime
Only put someone to death if the whole population believes it is deserved
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism
Extend the treatment of the old and young in your family to the rest of society
25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. War
Seeking peace through war is like looking for fish up a tree