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In this excellent English translation of The Analects,
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.
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.
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
The 36 Disciples
Note on the Conversations
Book I. Concerning Fundamental Principles
Book II. Concerning Government
Book III. The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals
Book IV. Concerning Virtue
Book V. Concerning Certain Disciples and Others
Book VI. Concerning Certain Disciples and Other Subjects
Book VII. Concerning the Master Himself
Book VIII. Chiefly Concerning Certain Ancient Worthies
Book IX. Chiefly Personal
Book X Concerning the Sage in His Daily Life
Book XI. Chiefly Concerning the Disciples
"Book XII. Concerning Virtue, Nobility, and Polity"
Book XIII. Chiefly Concerning Government
Book XIV. Chiefly Concerning Government and Certain Rulers
Book XV. Chiefly on the Maintenance of Principles and Character
Book XVI. Concerning Ministerial Responsibility et Alia
Book XVII. Recording Unsuitable Calls and Sundry Maxims
Book XVIII. Concerning Ancient Worthies
Book XIX. Recorded Sayings of Some Disciples
Book XX. Concerning Right Government