The Ethics of Confucius

One of the early American missionaries to China tells us that when he had finally convinced a Chinese scholar that there were schools in America the immediate assumption was: “Then the people of your honorable nation are also acquainted ...

Author: Confucius

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849653378

Category: Philosophy

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One of the early American missionaries to China tells us that when he had finally convinced a Chinese scholar that there were schools in America the immediate assumption was: “Then the people of your honorable nation are also acquainted with the books of Confucius.” It was a false assumption, and yet it is a great pity that more Americans are not familiar with the teachings which have moulded the lives of countless millions of our fellow creatures. An easy means of approach is offered by Mr. Miles Menander Dawson in “The Ethics of Confucius”, for he has culled choice passages from the works of the Master and his commentators and gathered them under seven heads, such as “What Constitutes the Superior Man,” “Self-Development,” “The Family,” “The State,” etc., and he has added a running comment of his own to link them together. Dr. Wu Ting Fang has provided a brief “foreword”.
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The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle

These are also the central themes in Aristotle's theory of virtue.

Author: Jiyuan Yu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136748486

Category: Philosophy

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"The emergence of virtue ethics, which might be the most significant development in contemporary ethics, takes Aristotle's ethics as the most important paradigm. Aristotle's ethical thinking, in contrast to modern Western moral philosophy, starts with a reflection on human life as a whole instead of on some moral acts, and focuses on character and virtue instead of on principles and rules. This way of doing ethics is shared by Confucius. First, Confucius seeks to find the human dao, i.e. the way to become a good person. Second, to become a good person, one must cultivate de, that is, a dispositional character (indeed, de has been generally translated as "virtue" in English). Confucius calls this dispositional character ren. Ren has been generally translated as "benevolence" or "humanity," but is also widely referred to as "virtue," "complete virtue," or "cardinal virtue."" "It is in elaborating how one person can become a good person by cultivating ren that Confucius reflects on and discusses issues such as human nature and its fulfillment, the doctrine of the mean, the role of social customs and traditions, self-cultivation and moral education, love, family, virtue politics, moral emotion, moral reasoning, family, and so on. These are also the central themes in Aristotle's theory of virtue. To a great extent, Aristotle's ethics is taken as the model in contemporary virtue ethics precisely because these important ethical concerns have been left out or at least marginalized in dominant modern moral theories."--Jacket.
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The Ethics of Confucius

This is a study of the ethical system presented in the Confucian texts, organized by topics, such as What Constitutes The Superior Man, Self-Development, General Human Relations, The Family, The State, Cultivation Of The Fine Arts, and ...

Author: Miles Menander Dawson

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This is a study of the ethical system presented in the Confucian texts, organized by topics, such as What Constitutes The Superior Man, Self-Development, General Human Relations, The Family, The State, Cultivation Of The Fine Arts, and Universal Relations.
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The Ethics of Confucius

WORKS OF CONFUCIUS AND CHIEFFOLLOWERS THE ethical and political precepts ofConfuciusarenotwellknown in Occidental countries, ... much, indeed most, is confused with the notion thatConfucius taughtareligionin oursense ofthat term.

Author: Miles Menander Dawson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465577337

Category: Ethics

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Virtue Ethics and Confucianism

This volume presents the fruits of an extended dialogue among American and Chinese philosophers concerning the relations between virtue ethics and the Confucian tradition.

Author: Stephen Angle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134068180

Category: Philosophy

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This volume presents the fruits of an extended dialogue among American and Chinese philosophers concerning the relations between virtue ethics and the Confucian tradition. Based on recent advances in English-language scholarship on and translation of Confucian philosophy, the book demonstrates that cross-tradition stimulus, challenge, and learning are now eminently possible. Anyone interested in the role of virtue in contemporary moral philosophy, in Chinese thought, or in the future possibilities for cross-tradition philosophizing will find much to engage with in the twenty essays collected here.
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The Ethics of Confucius

Enthusiast and scholar of Eastern wisdom Miles Menander Dawson offers an eloquent analysis of Confucian wisdom and the morality expressed in ancient Chinese philosophy.

Author: Miles Menander Dawson

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ISBN: 1789872057

Category: Religion

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Enthusiast and scholar of Eastern wisdom Miles Menander Dawson offers an eloquent analysis of Confucian wisdom and the morality expressed in ancient Chinese philosophy. Writing in the early 20th century, Dawson seeks to demystify and present a human face to the wisdom and philosophy of the great Chinese sage Confucius. The social and moral proscriptions of the iconic master of ancient Chinese wisdom are explained to a Western audience - we hear of how Confucius did not merely wish to express tenets of morality, but offer an example of how work life, family life and governance can harmonize. The idea of the 'superior man' who embodies Confucian virtue is presented as a model that all human beings may aspire to. Individual chapters are devoted to the role of the state and government in everyday life, the importance of cultivating a peaceful and harmonious family life, responsible and constant self-development, and courteous and reasonable relations that should occur between the superior man and others. Finally we come to an aspiration of Confucius for all humankind - the "Great Principle", whereby superior men attain positions of leadership and influence, going on to create a society that promotes and sustains the virtues that helped them gain office.
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Otherness and Ethics

Thus, this book can open a possibility of building of ethics of otherness through reviewing ethical foundations of Levinas and Confucius (Kongzi) and discussing the meaning of otherness.

Author: ShinHyung Seong

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532647635

Category: Religion

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Otherness and Ethics demonstrates how Levinas and Confucius (Kongzi) develop their ideas of otherness and ethics. Most of all, the meaning of inter-subjectivity is examined in order to employ this point as this book delves into the phenomenon of face in Levinas and the significance of ren (human-relatedness) in Confucius (Kongzi). In addition, this book searches their different notions of humanity and relatedness to have a creative discourse for developing the concept of ethics of otherness as it concentrates on the formulation of ethical narratives in Levinas and Confucius (Kongzi). Thus, this book can open a possibility of building of ethics of otherness through reviewing ethical foundations of Levinas and Confucius (Kongzi) and discussing the meaning of otherness.
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THE CODE OF ETHICS AND MORALITY OF CONFUCIUS

Among others It is precisely on the ethics and morality on which is the subject of this work taking as the centre the doctrines of Confucius

Author: CALIXTO LÓPEZ HERNÁNDEZ

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365208850

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The code of ethics and morality of Confucius Have been carefully selected over 200 aphorisms of the wise and Chinese philosopher of antiquity Kung-Fu-Tsu, more known as Confucius, related to one of the most important aspects of the current society, ethics and morality. We say important because the accelerated pace so move the productive forces of the globalized world has left far behind to the capitalist productive relations based on the unequal distribution of wealth, according to the role played by individuals in relation to their role as owners or not of the means of production. Given that the dominant position the have the first this implies that these inequalities permeate the economic barrier and directly affect the social superstructure in basic aspects such as politics, education, ethics and morality. Among others It is precisely on the ethics and morality on which is the subject of this work taking as the centre the doctrines of Confucius
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The Ethics of Confucius

This is a study of the ethical system presented in the Confucian texts, organized by topics, such as What Constitutes The Superior Man, Self-Development, General Human Relations, The Family, The State, Cultivation Of The Fine Arts, and ...

Author: Miles Dawson

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This is a study of the ethical system presented in the Confucian texts, organized by topics, such as What Constitutes The Superior Man, Self-Development, General Human Relations, The Family, The State, Cultivation Of The Fine Arts, and Universal Relations."At the age of seventy, Shuh-liang Heih, the father of ten children of whom but one was a son and he a cripple, sought a wife in the Yen family where there were three daughters. The two elder of them demurred when apprised by their father of the old man's suit; but the youngest, Ching-tsai, only seventeen years of age, offered to abide by her father's judgment. The following year Confucius was born and three years later she was a widow."
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