Class #18

Mencius on Ming (Fate/Destiny)

Reading:  Mencius, Readings 5

Lecture PowerPoint Deck

The topic of today's class will be the Mencian doctrine of timeliness and its approach towards a complex concept, sometimes translated as "fate."  The readings are annotated with a bit more detail than usual, and rather than repeat the points made there on this sheet, I'll simply refer you directly to the reading.