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In this excellent English translation of The Analects, or Sayings, of Confucius, readers will find a rich distillation of the timeless precepts of one of history's most influential teachers and social theorists. A Chinese philosopher who lived c. 551 to c. 479 B.C., Confucius originated and taught an ethical, socially oriented philosophy that stressed proper behavior and a sympathetic, mutually supportive attitude among individuals, their families and society.

From his teachings came a system of ethics for managing society that has influenced generations of politicians, social reformers, and religious thinkers. Indeed, the effect of Confucian philosophy has been so profound that it has become basic not only to an understanding of traditional Chinese civilization, but of Western society as well. Now the essence of Confucian teaching, contained in The Analects, is available in this inexpensive volume, providing inspirational and instructive reading to anyone interested in the history of social thought, Chinese philosophy, or theories of ethical behavior.

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Rich distillation of the timeless precepts of extremely influential Chinese philosopher and social theorist. Includes "Concerning Fundamental Principles," "Concerning Government," "The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals," and much more. Footnotes.

Synopsis:

Rich distillation of the timeless precepts of extremely influential Chinese philosopher and social theorist. Includes "Concerning Fundamental Principles," "Concerning Government," "The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals," "Concerning Virtue," "Concerning Certain Disciples and Others," "Concerning Certain Disciples and Other Subjects," "Concerning the Master Himself," and much more. Footnotes.

Table of Contents

Chronology

The 36 Disciples

Note on the Conversations

Dramatis Personae

Volume I

 Book I. Concerning Fundamental Principles

 Book II. Concerning Government

Volume II

 Book III. The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals

 Book IV. Concerning Virtue

Volume III

 Book V. Concerning Certain Disciples and Others

 Book VI. Concerning Certain Disciples and Other Subjects

Volume IV

 Book VII. Concerning the Master Himself

 Book VIII. Chiefly Concerning Certain Ancient Worthies

Volume V

 Book IX. Chiefly Personal

 Book X Concerning the Sage in His Daily Life

Volume VI

 Book XI. Chiefly Concerning the Disciples

 "Book XII. Concerning Virtue, Nobility, and Polity"

Volume VII

 Book XIII. Chiefly Concerning Government

 Book XIV. Chiefly Concerning Government and Certain Rulers

Volume VIII

 Book XV. Chiefly on the Maintenance of Principles and Character

 Book XVI. Concerning Ministerial Responsibility et Alia

Volume IX

 Book XVII. Recording Unsuitable Calls and Sundry Maxims

 Book XVIII. Concerning Ancient Worthies

Volume X

 Book XIX. Recorded Sayings of Some Disciples

 Book XX. Concerning Right Government

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486284842
Other:
Confucius
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Confucius
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Confucianism
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Confucian
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
map I-1101
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Rich distillation of the timeless precepts of extremely influential Chinese philosopher and social theorist. Includes "Concerning Fundamental Principles," "Concerning Government," "The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals," and much more. Footnotes.
"Synopsis" by ,
Rich distillation of the timeless precepts of extremely influential Chinese philosopher and social theorist. Includes "Concerning Fundamental Principles," "Concerning Government," "The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals," "Concerning Virtue," "Concerning Certain Disciples and Others," "Concerning Certain Disciples and Other Subjects," "Concerning the Master Himself," and much more. Footnotes.
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