On Mencius’ Thoughts of Friendship
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- Mencius, friends, thoughts of friendship
As one of the most important representatives of Chinese Confucian Thoughts, Mencius’s thoughts of friendship not only enriched its connotation, but also gave deep social meanings to the activity of making friends. Faced with increasingly frequent social mobility since the end of the Spring and Autumn period, Mencius camp up with thoughts of friendship, including the concept of “making friends with Tao”, the premise of “without three presumptions”, the criterion that “friendship with his virtue”, the principle that “trustworthiness in friendship” and the way of “friendship with kindness” and “urging one to kindness”. It not only provided guidance for people’s friendship at the time, but also laid the foundation for the basic spirit of Chinese traditional friendship. The interpretation and thinking of Mencius’s thoughts of friendship is not only conducive to spreading and inheriting the Confucian friendship culture, but also conducive to people’s understanding of the nature of friendship, promoting the formation of harmonious and friendly interpersonal relationships between people, and maintaining the harmony and stability of the entire society.
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TY - CONF AU - Yaxin Cui AU - Na Yu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - On Mencius’ Thoughts of Friendship BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 197 EP - 200 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.421 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.421 ID - Cui2020 ER -