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Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage (SUNY series, Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions) Yearley, Lee H.

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Title: Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and ...

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Foreword: Frank Reynolds

The Comparative Philosophy of Religions and the Study of Virtue

I. Introduction: The Importance of the Comaprative Philosophy of Religious Flourishings
II. General Differences and Similarities Between Mencius and Aquinas
III. The Comparative Philosophy of Religions and the Three Realms of Ethics
IV. The General Conception of Virtue
V. Expansions and Semblances of Virtues

The Context for Mencius and Aquinas's Ideas of Virtue

I. Issues in the Interpretation of Mencius and Aquinas
II. Aquinas's List of Virtues
III. The Two Notions Underlying Aquinas's Construction and Analysis of His List of Virtues
IV. Mencius's List of Virtues
V. A Comparison of Mencius and Aquinas's List of Virtues
VI. The Relationship of the Realms of Injunctions and Ways of Life in Mencius and Aquinas

Mencius and Aquinas's Theories of Virtue

I. Mencius and Aquinas: The General Conception of Virtue
II. Mencius: Human Nature's Fundamental Inclinations as a Basis of Virtue
III. Mencius: True Virtue as a Product of Ethical Reasoning's Use of Extension, Attention, and the Understanding of Resemblances
IV. Mencius: Virtues, Their Semblances, and the Role of Intelligent Awareness
V. Aquinas: Reason and Nature
VI. Aquinas: Reason's Relationship to Inclinations and Emotions and the Resulting Understanding of the Semblances of Virtue
VII. The Understanding of Human Failures to Be Virtuous in Mencius and Aquinas
VIII. The Picture of the Self Underlying This Type of Virtue Theory: Practical Reason, Emotions, and Dispositions
IX. The Picture of the Self Underlying This Type of Virtue Theory: The Formation of Emotions and the Character of Dispositions

Mencius and Aquinas's Conceptions of Courage

I. Introduction: The Distinguishing Marks of the Virtue of Courage
II. Aquinas's Analysis of Ordinary Courage, Especially the Roles in It of Fear and Confidence
III. Aquinas's Differentation of True Courage From Semblances of Courage
IV. Aquinas's Expansion of Courage and the Place of Endurance and the Willingness to Die
V. Aquinas on Courage's Specifically Religious Dimension, the Virtue of Patience, and the Highest Religious Dimension, the Gift of Courage
VI. Mencius's General Conception of Courage and the Importance of Proper Self-Respect
VII. Mencius's Understanding of Perfected Courage: The Specific Features of His Analysis
VIII. Mencius's Understanding of Perfected Courage: A Theoretical Account and Brief Examination of the Resemblance to the Gift of Courage
IX. Mencius's Expansion of Courage: The Appropriate Attitude to Fate and Heaven and a Brief Examination of the Resemblance to Aquinas's Patience


I. Dissimilarities and This Resemblances between Mencius and Aquinas
II. Real Resemblances in Mencius and Aquinas's Understanding of Virtue
III. Primary, Practical, and Secondary Theories in the Comparative Philosophy of Religious Flourishings
IV. Problems and Possibilities in Aquinas's Model for Comparing Apparently Different Ideas of Virtue
V. Analogical Expression, Focal and Secondary Terms, and the Comparative Philosophy of Human Excellences
VI. The Analogical Imagination and the Comparative Philosophy of Religions

Chinese Terms
Selected Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

About the Author:

Lee H. Yearley is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

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