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荀子集解   By: (1842-1918)

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"荀子集解" by Xianqian Wang is an enlightening and insightful collection of interpretations and analyses of the works of the famous Chinese philosopher Xunzi. The author provides a thorough and detailed examination of Xunzi's ideas and philosophy, making them more accessible to readers who may not be familiar with his work. Wang's writing is clear and concise, and his explanations are easy to follow. Overall, this book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in delving deeper into the teachings of Xunzi and gaining a better understanding of his thoughts on ethics, politics, and human nature.

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王先謙序 昔唐韓愈氏以荀子書為大醇小疵,逮宋,攻者益眾。推其由,以言性惡 故。余謂性惡之說,非荀子本意也。其言曰:直木不待檃栝而直者,其 性直也;枸木必待檃栝烝矯然後直者,以其性不直也。今人性惡,必待 聖王之治,禮義之化,然後皆出於治,合於善也。夫使荀子而不知人性 有善惡,則不知木性有枸直矣。然而其言如此,豈真不知性邪?余因以 悲荀子遭世大亂,民胥冺棼,感激而出此也。荀子論學論治,皆以禮為 宗,反復推詳,務明其指趣,為千古脩道立教所莫能外。其曰:倫é¡... Continue reading book >>

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