Category Archives: Confucianism

Suppose

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I suppose that maybe I was more insensitive at one time, before I became a Christian. My impression of Christianity is that it teaches sensitivity to the needs and plights of neighbours – including … Continue reading

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Precedence, Situational Virtue, Dementia

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: A serious question, in my view, is whether forgiveness or repentance precedes the other. If we can never forgive until the harm-doer repents and/or makes amends, then the harm-doer holds our feelings hostage and … Continue reading

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Murder Recall

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): This morning, sixty years ago, my father, William Walter Remington, was attacked and murdered in prison, though he clung to life for the weekend. I wonder how many countless people have … Continue reading

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Good, Evil, Neither II

I have been reading on the debate as to whether human nature is good (Mencius), evil (Xunzi), or neither (Gaozi). Neil Remington Abramson, “Good, Evil, Neither” Neil Remington Abramson comments further, as follows (reproduced with permission): I’ve continued to read … Continue reading

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Good, Evil, Neither

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, comments as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): I have been reading on the debate as to whether human nature is good (Mencius), evil (Xunzi), or neither (Gaozi). Interestingly, Xunzi defines evil as self-interested, and … Continue reading

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