Analects

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  • Confucius's The Analects

    When “The Analects” was released to Chinese culture many years ago, it began to shape their culture and society for the better. While Confucius was alive he did a measure of philosophy teachings, and he even wrote “The Analects. “The Analects” was a literary composition that consisted of Philosophical quotes from Confucius. Within “The Analects” Confucius uses analogies like the superior man, mean man, and gives examples of filial piety, while teaching his philosophy. Even though Confucius taught on many subjects, I find that some of his teachings on the superior man are interesting and that they can relate and also be applied to todays society. When the superior man is introduced in Confucius’s teachings, he is a person who uses wisdom to…

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  • Essay On Humaneness In Confucianism

    One of the key virtues in Confucianism, humaneness, takes form in this passage from the Analects as a comparison to the wise. Confucianism relies on the virtues of humaneness, ritual propriety, loyalty, filial piety, and reciprocity as a set of guidelines in which to live a life of righteousness. Above all of these virtues is humaneness. A few questions are surely to arise when reading the passage above. For example, why is wisdom being compared with humaneness? What does it mean for the…

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  • Analysis Of Confucius's Analects

    In the Analects, Confucius argues that wealth is something not “worth pursuing” (7.12). However, this does not imply it is better to be poor than to be rich, but rather asserts that happiness is attainable at any status given a person follows proper customs. As Confucius says, the ideal state is being “poor and yet joyful, rich and yet loving ritual” (1.15). Confucius relates the worth of the person to their actions instead of their financial or societal status. Even for his students he…

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  • Summary Of Confucius's Analects

    The Analects is a collection of passages written in the words of Confucius and his disciples.It largely aims to shows the moral and philosophical values in China and other Eastern countries. Confucius can be regarded conservative through this writings; however, conservatism is greatly seen in the Analects through different themes like rituals (Li), humaneness (Jen/Ren), Superior Scholar (Chun-tzu), Filial (Xiao). Confucius has focused a number of his teachings on following rites and rituals, in…

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  • Confucius Analects Summary

    For this paper, I chose to read an excerpt from the Analects written by Confucius Kongfuzi circa 500 CE. I decided to provide a commentary on one of the excerpts from Confucius’ Analects because I was interested in learning one of the basic Confucian principles. In particular, I will be focusing on Confucius’ passage about jen (ren), meaning humaneness, because I took an interest in Confucius’ thoughts of how he believed humanity should act to better oneself and those nearby us. Confucians…

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  • The Argument's Confucius: The Analects

    Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who envisioned a great plan to restore order back to all of China. He wrote a book Confucius: The Analects, to tell about the order and peace he hoped to bring back to China. His teachings were published into a book by his students after his death. He believed in loving others and self-discipline rather than enforcing laws and punishments. He believed that with his new plan that he could restore China, and bring back order to it. Confucius wanted social order…

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  • The Major Philosophies Of Confucius's The Analects

    It is a record of the conversations between Confucius and his disciples, which were later written down by his disciples. It is one of the major parts of Four Books. Confucius’s philosophies are based on the principle of good conduct, wisdom and proper social relationships. Confucius was the person who said that country should be ruled by moral values rather than with military powers. In the Analects Confucius says, “By nature men are pretty much alike; it is learning and practice that set them…

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  • Confucius Ren Of The Analects Analysis

    The Ren of the Analects Confucius was a renowned teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Living from 551 to 497 BC, Confucius’ philosophy emphasized on morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, as well as sincerity. He authored many Chinese classical texts such as that of the Five Classics. However, he was credited most for his work on “The Analects” (also known as the Analects of Confucius), a series of 20 books that present…

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  • The Analects Of Confucius: An Analysis Of Confucianism

    Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher that was responsible for the official ideology, Confucianism, of China. He wrote many books and one of them is called The Analects, which is believed to be written by his students. The Analects contains a collection of Confucius’ sayings and ideas. In this book, his teachings focused on creating ethical models of family and public interaction, and setting educational standards. In this book, readers can realize that Confucius had a good…

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  • Ramaia And Valmiki's Ramayana And Confucius Analects

    Definition of an ideal society Valmiki’s Ramayana and Confucius’ Analects provide a powerful illustration of an ideal and functional society by demonstrating what a ruler or government should do in order to make an ideal society. The two rulers described by Confucius and Valmiki, both have power/sovereignty over the society and the ideal society is defined as having righteous behavior with each other, having no poverty and crime, being dutiful, and respecting elders. Society based on changeable…

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