Book Description: 1882. Found in this volume is a systematic digest of the doctrines of the Chinese philosopher, Mencius. The original text is classified and translated, with notes and explanations. In his researches into human nature, Mencius will be found to have anticipated many of the results of modern psychological study. The appeal made by both Mencius and Confucius, in support of their alleged divine mission, to the conformity of their doctrines with the essentials of the human mind as discovered by observation, rather than to any external credentials. Partial Contents: detailed analysis of the system of Mencius; elements of moral science; concerning properties; virtues and corresponding duties; practical exhibition of moral science; in the individual character; ethio social relations; result aimed at in moral development; the organization of the state.