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The Social and Religious Context of Early Confucian Practice

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins with an introduction that surveys some of the ways that the Confucian Analects has been read and argues that any attempt to reconstruct an original meaning of the text must locate ... More


Reenchanting Confucius: A Western-Trained Philosopher Teaches the Analects

John J. Furlong

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

When teaching the Analects to Western students, it is imperative first to “defamiliarize” or “disenchant” students from their fetishized Confucian and ancient Chinese schemata by using materials from ... More


Guodian and Traditional Views of China

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins by contrasting the binary logic of the Guodian text “The Five Aspects of Conduct” with the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. This properly situates the Guodian texts as a new ... More


The Analects of Confucius

Paul R. Goldin

in The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to the challenges of reading the Analects of Confucius. Of his life and heritage there are only the barest of details, which eager hands eventually embellished incredibly. However, ... More


Epilogue

Loubna El Amine

in Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter reviews how the book reconstructed the political vision offered in the three Classical Confucian texts: the Analects, Mencius, and Xinzu. For a long time, the Chinese ... More


Confucianism and Moral Intuition

william A. Haines

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Looking mainly at the Analects, the Lǐjì, and the Mencius, this chapter argues that early Confucianism has much to show about such mechanisms. The early Confucians developed, engaged in, and promoted ... More


Political Involvement

Loubna El Amine

in Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that involvement in politics is necessary for the full development of virtue. According to the Confucian view, a person cannot become fully virtuous in isolation from politics. ... More


The Invention of Humor 幽默年‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the 1930s—possibly for the first time in Chinese history—humor itself became an object of reverence. Youmo (humor), a transliteration coined by the popular writer Lin Yutang, came to stand for a ... More


Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Donald Ostrowski

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines nine authorship controversies, providing an introduction to particular disputes and teaching students how to assess historical documents, archival materials, and apocryphal ... More


Enjoying: Essays of the Analects Group

Charles A. Laughlin

in The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831257
eISBN:
9780824869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831257.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the Analects group of writers who engaged with the essay as a discourse of enjoyment. The Analects group, which includes contributors to Lin Yutang’s magazines such as The ... More


Compassion as the New Social Glue in the Society of Strangers

Tongdong Bai

in Against Political Equality: The Confucian Case

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195995
eISBN:
9780691197463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195995.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the key concept that early Confucians developed to address the issue of finding a new bond for an emerging “modern” society, the large and populous society of strangers, as ... More


Confucius: How Non-Western Political Theory Contributes to Understanding the Environmental Crisis

Joel Jay Kassiola

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Focusing on the writings of Confucius and the Confucian tradition, Joel Jay Kassiola argues that looking beyond the Western political thought makes obvious sense in an era of globalization and ... More


Confucius: The Master Wishes to be Silent

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how the Analects of Confucius is an assemblage of the master's sayings that, while not offering a systematic account of the good, virtue, or just governance, nevertheless ... More


When You Think It’s Bad, It’s Worse Than You Think: Psychological Bias and the Ethics of Negative Character Assessments

Hagop Sarkissian

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We often make judgments in the absence of complete information, including judgments about persons. When faced with conflicting evidence about a person’s moral character, one might consider giving the ... More


The Sense of Justice in the Analects

Erin M. Cline

in Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 describes and analyzes Kongzi's (Confucius’) view of a sense of justice as it is seen in the Analects, including its relationship to the Confucian virtues, its connection to the account of ... More


Two Senses of Justice

Erin M. Cline

in Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 compares the senses of justice in Rawls and the Analects. It discusses some significant differences and similarities between the two accounts, with a special emphasis placed on the contrast ... More


The Contemporary Relevance of a Sense of Justice

Erin M. Cline

in Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 5 examines the contemporary relevance of a sense of justice—and specifically the accounts of a sense of justice in Rawls and the Analects—and argues that a sense of justice is important for ... More


Conclusion

Erin M. Cline

in Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The conclusion briefly revisits the question of why a comparative study of a sense of justice is worthwhile, the aims of comparative philosophy and how the study of a sense of justice in Rawls and ... More


Exposition of Orthodoxy (Hyŏnjŏng non): by Kihwa (Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong)

in Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chong Tojon (Sambong) and Hamho Tuktong (Kihwa)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853808
eISBN:
9780824868031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter consists of an annotated translation of the Buddhist response by the eminent scholar-monk Kihwa, composed primarily in the form of a refutation of the litany of arguments made against ... More


Why We Read the Analects of Confucius

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses why and how the author reads the Analects of Confucius. It offers his thoughts on key passages that mark the Analects as classic, including the opening lines. It then examines ... More


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