12 found
Order:
See also
  1.  66
    Yu in the Xunzi: Can Desire by Itself Motivate Action?Winnie Sung - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3):369-388.
    This paper argues that yu 欲 (desire), in Xunzi’s view, cannot by itself motivate action. Such a clarification will also bear on our understanding of the relation between xin 心 (the heart/mind) and yu in the Xunzi. This paper is divided into three main sections. The first section seeks to explicate the common assumption that yu can be an independent source of motivation. In the second section, I will conduct textual analysis that challenges such an assumption and argues that only (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  2.  25
    The Early Confucian Worry About Yuan.Winnie Sung - 2020 - Journal of Value Inquiry 54 (2):257-271.
    This article focuses on a psychological phenomenon discussed by the early Confucian: yuan 怨, which is often translated as “resentment”, “grievance”, “lament”, or “complaint”. I attempt to use the early Confucian discussions of yuan to shed light on an aspect of human psychology, namely, when one laments about certain conditions that obtain in such a way that she sees as beyond her control and negatively affects her. This is an unusual reactive attitude because one who has yuan takes the “passive (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  3.  50
    Mencius and Xunzi on Xing.Winnie Sung - 2016 - Philosophy Compass 11 (11):632-641.
    This article introduces and analyses the debate between Mencius and Xunzi on xing 性. While Mencius claims that xing is good, Xunzi claims that xing is bad. A common way of interpreting these two different claims is to determine the scope of xing. It is generally agreed that, for Mencius, it is the heart/mind that falls within the scope of xing, for Xunzi, the sensory desires. This article also explores a different way of approaching Mencius's and Xunzi's different claims about (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  4.  66
    Ritual in the Xunzi: A Change of the Heart/Mind.Winnie Sung - 2012 - Sophia 51 (2):211-226.
    This article seeks to advance discussion of Xunzi’s view of ritual by examining the problem ritual treats and the way in which it targets the problem. I argue that the root of the problem is the natural inclination of the heart/mind to be concerned only with self-interest. The reason ritual works is that, on the one hand, it requires one to disregard concern for self-interest and observe ethical standards and, on the other, it allows one to express feelings in an (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  5.  17
    Xin: Being Trustworthy.Winnie Sung - 2020 - International Philosophical Quarterly 60 (3):271-286.
    This essay analyses the Confucian conception of xin, an attribute that broadly resembles what we would ordinarily call trustworthiness. More specifically, it provides an analysis of the psychology of someone who is xin and highlights a feature of the Confucian conception of trustworthiness: the trustworthy person has to ensure that there is a match between her self-presentation and the way she is. My goal is not to argue against any of the existing accounts of trustworthiness but to draw on Confucian (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  40
    Li, Qing, and Ethical Transformation in the Xunzi.Winnie Sung - 2017 - Asian Philosophy 27 (3):227-247.
    This paper analyses the connection between knowing Dao and ethical transformation in Xunzi’s thought. While there have been many discussions concerning what Dao is and how one may come to Dao, there has not been sufficient attention on how knowing Dao leads to ethical transformation. In Section 2, I explicate Xunzi’s concept of bi 蔽 and suggests that one’s not knowing Dao has to do with a certain problematic state of the heart/mind. In Section 3, I analyse xu虛, yi 一, (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7.  61
    Sun, Wei 孫偉, Reconstruction of Confucianism: A Re-Examination of Xunzi’s Thought 重塑儒家之道—荀子思想再考察: Beijing 北京: Renmin Chubanshe 人民出版社, 2010, 250 Pages. [REVIEW]Winnie Sung - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (1):109-113.
    Sun, Wei 孫偉, Reconstruction of Confucianism: A Re-Examination of Xunzi’s Thought 重塑儒家之道—荀子思想再考察 Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-5 DOI 10.1007/s11712-011-9260-z Authors Winnie Sung, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive #06-01, 637332 Singapore, Singapore Journal Dao Online ISSN 1569-7274 Print ISSN 1540-3009.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  25
    Xiang Yuan : The Appearance-Only Hypocrite.Winnie Sung - 2016 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (2):175-192.
    This article seeks to interpret Mencius’ criticism of the village worthies and shed light on the distinctive psychological phenomenon that Mencius has captured but not quite articulated. An attempt at filling out the Mencian view of the village worthies will help us better understand the content of the moral charges made against them and also deepen our analysis of the kind of psychology that early Confucians regard as crucial to moral agency. Following an introduction that overviews Mencius’ criticisms of the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  27
    Review of Eric Hutton’s Xunzi: The Complete Text. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).Winnie Sung - 2015 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  5
    Bu Ren 不忍 in the Mencius.Winnie Sung - 2019 - Philosophy East and West 69 (4):1098-1119.
    The term bu ren 不忍, which may be loosely translated as "cannot bear to harm others," does not occur frequently in the Mencius. However, the passages where the term does occur are ones that are crucial to our understanding of Mencius' thought. In one of the key passages, 1A:7, Mencius uses the example of King Xuan of Qi 齊宣王 having the heart/mind of bu ren for an ox to show that he has the kind of heart/mind that enables him to (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  10
    Hutton, Eric L., Ed., Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi: Dordrecht: Springer, 2016, Xxiii + 565 Pages. [REVIEW]Winnie Sung - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (3):441-445.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12.  8
    Book Review. [REVIEW]Winnie Sung - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (1):109-113.
    Sun, Wei 孫偉, Reconstruction of Confucianism: A Re-Examination of Xunzi’s Thought 重塑儒家之道—荀子思想再考察 Beijing 北京: Renmin Chubanshe 人民出版社, 2010, 250 pages.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark