Human nature in the Guodian bamboo slips

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This article analyzes the problem of human nature in the Guodian Bamboo Slips. The idea of human nature consists in the text, named as “Nature Derives from Mandate” (“Xing zi ming chu”) which belongs to early Сonfucian’s philosophical thought. According to the Guodian Bamboo Slips, human nature differ from another beings, because only human has an opportunity to change his nature. Human nature is given by Mandate Ming, which is given by Heaven Tian, and also connected with Tao.

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A Y Blazhkina

Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Nakhimovsky av., 32, Moscow, Russia, 117997


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