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    different beliefs. Confucianism was developed by a Chinese philosopher named Kǒng Fūzǐ (551- 479 BCE)‚ also known as Confucius. He was a knowledgeable man who thought about how people should live‚ how righteousness (Li) can be achieved and how the society or government should be structured. The Analects of Confucius explains how men can become a gentlemen. If a man follows the rules of Confucius and completes all his duties of his status‚ he could influence others in society to be honorable‚ hardworking

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    Q3. Explain Confucius concept of virtue or de. Why does Confucius think a hermit cannot be virtuous? Confucius believed that the problem with government and society was caused by a lack of virtue. Confucius considered gravity‚ generosity of soul‚ sincerity‚ earnestness and kindness all virtuous. 
According to Confucius if you are a hermit you cannot be virtuous. He argued that if you are virtuous‚ people will be attracted to you willing to provide you with help and information‚ and happily follow

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    Confucius was legendary. According to Chinese tradition‚ when Confucius was born there were forty-nine marks of his future greatness on the his body‚ and on his chest were the visible words‚ “he will point out‚ he will act‚ he will decide‚ he will accomplish the times”. Confucius‚ whose actual name was Kong Qiu and courtesy name‚ was Zhongni‚ lived between 551 and 479 BC during the late years of China’s Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). He was born in the city of Qufu‚ which was located in

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    Confucius: The Concept of Jen Confucius was not a religious teacher but rather an ethical thinker whose aim was to improve moral and social order. He believed all aspects of life flow from an ethical core and to achieve moral and social order‚ one must look within oneself. Some of the key concepts emphasized in Confucianism are: the concepts of Good (jen)‚ Ritual (li)‚ Virtue (te‚ or moral power)‚ and the Gentleman or “superior man” (chun-tzu). All of these concepts are vitally important but

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    filial piety‚ or xiào. Filial piety refers to the virtue of respect for one’s parents or ancestors. II. Book II turns its attention to matters of government. Chapters 1‚2‚ and 3 deal with government issues and the importance of te‚ or character. Confucius compares the moral leader to one whose character is like the North star. Even as the ethical beliefs of those around such a person may shift‚ one possessing true character remains steadfast. Likewise‚ the text stresses the absence of evil or swerving

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    Ashton Bigler Dr. Sabrina Hom Philosophy 2010 21 November 2013 Confucius Paper In The Analects of Confucius‚ Zigong‚ one of the students of Confucius‚ is talking to Confucius‚ and says‚ “…‘I do not want others to impose on me‚ nor do I want to impose on others.’ Confucius replied‚ ‘Zigong‚ this is quite beyond your reach’‚” (Confucius 5.12). Throughout one’s life‚ there are situations and problems that occur where we will have to impose on others. Other people will be put in those situations

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    Jacob Press 10/22/12 World Civ 1 Confucius essay Confucius was a philosopher‚ a teacher and a political figure. Confucius was born in 551 B.C. in Tuo‚ China. He founded Confucianism‚ which became a model for the way Chinese society developed over the centuries. Confucius died in 479 B.C. in Qufu‚ China. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential thinkers in Chinese history. Confucius was a poor descendant of a former ruling family who was kicked off the throne

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    Confucius The Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius was the founder of the school of philosophy known as the Ju or Confucianism‚ which is still very influential in China. Information on his life Confucius is the Latinized name of K’ung Fu-tzu (Great Master K’ung). His original name was K’ung Ch’iu; he is also known as K’ung Chung-ni. The most detailed traditional account of Confucius’s life is contained in the Records of the Historian (Shih chi) by Ssu-ma Ch’ien‚ who lived from 145 B

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    crimes. Confucius - More quotations on: [Mistakes] Before you embark on a journey of revenge‚ dig two graves. Confucius Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Confucius Forget injuries‚ never forget kindnesses. Confucius - More quotations on: [Kindness] He who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius Ignorance is the night of the mind‚ but a night without moon and star. Confucius - More

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    between Confucius and Plato. Both taught through means of dialogue‚ and both expressed reticence to provide direct definitions. Both advocated contemplation and education as the means for moral attainment‚ and both sought to balance contemplation with service. Both sought to apply their moral theory to public office (though both failed). And while Plato espoused the ‘heavenly’ forms‚ Confucius espoused the ‘Decree of Heaven.’ Moreover‚ Plato advocated the life of the philosopher‚ even as Confucius advocated

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