Gaozi

Philosopher, Deceased Person

2022 – 2022

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Who was Gaozi?

Gaozi, or Gao Buhai, was a Chinese philosopher during the Warring States period. Gaozi's teachings are no longer extant, but he was a contemporary of Mencius, and most of our knowledge about him comes from the Mencius book titled "Gaozi".

Warring States philosophers disputed whether human nature is originally good or evil. The "Gaozi" chapter begins with a famous metaphor about a type of willow tree

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Born
Jul 2, 2022
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
Jul 2, 2022

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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