Study of political responsibility ethics Mencius
|Shanghai Normal University
|Mencius political responsibility responsibility-ethic
Mencius is a great ideologist with full and intensive responsibility,which you cantell a lot of "responsibility" Consciousness from his behaviour and thoughts.And inthese consciousness of responsibility has the basic thoughts of responsibility andresponsibility-ethic.Especially to the order for Monarch-Courtiers in the politicalauthority system,Mencius is even more has the complete political responsibilityethical thoughts more or less.Political responsibility ethical thoughts of Mencius is for the need of thesmall-scale peasant economy which has here to be in China for thousands of years tillnow,and for the need of ethic of the rulers who have the public power.It has startedfrom the traditional destiny-thought that formed in early-Zhou dynasty,laterenlightened by Confucius deeply,till Mencius,the thought has been see the basicform.The basic rules of Political responsibility ethical thoughts of Mencius isKindheartedness,Faithfulness,Rite and Morality,which ask the rulers should obey hisown duty and reject to things that out of his power and responsibility,and undertakethe result of his activity. The political responsibility ethical thoughts of Mencius is themiddle link between "Goodheartedness" and "Good-governing";is also the importantbridge between Good Nature Theory of Mencius and Good-governing Theory.Thewisdom light of the thought has great influence with profound meaning for thepersonalistic forming of the confucian in later period time in China,and theresponsible government establishment in nowadays.