Pre-Chin Confucianism III. 29.06.2006. Outline. I. Mencius II. Xunzi. I. Mencius (371-289? B.C.). Believed to be the disciple of Confucius ’ grandson. Born in Warring Period, also lived in a period of political struggle, moral chaos, and intellectual conflicts.
---Almost all later Confucianists have accepted the Four Germs
- that is, all men were alike in nature but become difference concerning practice. Confucius does not deliberately discuss whether human nature is good or evil.