(371-289 B.C.)
   Chinese Confucian philosopher regarded as second only to CONFUCIUS himself and author of the Book of Mencius one of the four texts which became the basis of Chinese education. He was educated by Tzu Ssu, grandson of Confucius, and became a teacher. He argued that government is for the GOOD of the people and praised the ideal King who was a philosopher ruled by morality. He opposed MO-TZU's doctrine of universal LOVE with his own teaching about humanity and righteousness.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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