Study on the Role of Mencius’ View of Justice and Interest in Cultivating the Bottom-Line Thinking Ability of College Students in the New Era*
Jizhen Wang, Hongmei Gu, Ailin Xie
Available Online 14 February 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.086How to use a DOI?
- Mencius, view of justice and interest, college students, bottom-line thinking ability
- The basic spirit of Mencius’ view of justice and interest is the same as that of Confucius’ view of justice and interest, which represents the Pre-Qin Confucians’ philosophy of valuing justice over interest. However, Mencius emphasizes people’s interest more than Confucius in the debate of justice and interest. He believed that as long as the ruler could implement benevolent government and protect the interest of people, the people would keep benevolent and righteous, and the country would be prosperous and peaceful. Benevolence and righteousness are the common moral standards of officials and people, and also the moral bottom line of all members of society. The moral bottom-line thinking and the bottom-line thinking ability are increasingly prominent for the construction of social order. This paper focuses on the study of Mencius’ view of justice and interest on the cultivation of the bottom-line thinking ability of college students in the new era.
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TY - CONF AU - Jizhen Wang AU - Hongmei Gu AU - Ailin Xie PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/14 TI - Study on the Role of Mencius’ View of Justice and Interest in Cultivating the Bottom-Line Thinking Ability of College Students in the New Era* PB - Atlantis Press SP - 93 EP - 97 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.086 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.086 ID - Wang2020 ER -