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|Who is Confucius?
|Educator and political advisor
|Fundamentally moral and ethical in character Thoroughly practical: how to restore political and social order formed junzi--"superior individuals" Edited and compiled the Zhou classics
|a sense of humanity, kindness, benevolence
|a sense of propriety, courtesy, respect, deference to elders
|filial piety, familial obligation
|Who is Mencius?
|spokesman for the Confucian school
|Believed in the goodness of human nature (ren) and advocated government by benevolence and humanity
|Who is Xunzi?
|had a less positive view of human nature
|Believed that humans selfishly pursue own interests and Preferred harsh social discipline, Advocated moral education and good public behavior