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The Confucian Analects

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Published by Adamant Media Corporation .
Written in English


  • Philosophy / Eastern,
  • Philosophy / Taoism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9811541M
ISBN 101421229773
ISBN 109781421229775

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Book 1 also demonstrates the variety of sources quoted in The Analects, with pronouncements coming not only from "the Master" but also from his followers and students. A few of these were also afforded the title of Master, showing they later became important teachers of Confucianism themselves. Summary. Book II turns its attention to matters of government. Chapters 1,2, and 3 deal with government issues and the importance of te, or ius 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. The Analects are a collection of the teachings and thoughts of Confucius; they also contain fragments of dialogues between the great Chinese philosopher and his disciples. The name in English derived from the word "analect" which means a fragment or extract of literature, or a collection of teachings. In Chinese, the book is literally called. “Analects” is, of course, a Latin- and Greek-derived term; in Chinese, the book is 論語,the "Lun Yü." It is divided into 20 books, and contains a total of Confucian sayings, most of them quite short. On this re-reading of "The Analects," I encountered some sayings that were already familiar to me: e.g.,/5().

  Confucian Analects Paperback – Septem by James Legge (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 30 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — 5/5(1).   Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Mean by Confucius, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). - Confucius, The Analects, XVII.3 I rarely re-read books. An exception to this rule are ethical or religious texts. I love Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and will read this in dribs and drabs throughout the year. The same is true of the New Testament, the Wisdom Books, /5.   Confucian Analects is believed to have been written during the Warring States period ( BC BC), and it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty ( BC AD). The Analects is one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2, years, and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian 5/5(1).

LibriVox recording of Confucian Analects, by Confucius. Read by Jing Li. The Analects, or Lunyu (simplified Chinese: 论语; traditional Chinese: 論語; pinyin: Lún Yǔ; literally "Classified/Ordered Sayings"), also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the. Summary. The pieces in Book 5 are mostly the Master's reactions to individuals and specific situations, only some of which impart larger lessons. The first two chapters record the Master's approval of two men by marrying them to his close female relatives. More about these men may be recorded elsewhere, but lacking that, little of the philosophy can be gleaned from such passages. ! 4! Chapter)2! Chapter2,)Verse)1! The!Master!said,!'The!rule!of!virtue!can!be!compared!to!the!Pole!Star!which!commands!the! homage!of!the!multitude!of!stars!without.   The Confucian Analects (literally translated as "discussion over Confucius' words") collects a record of the philosophy, discussions and day to day life of the great chinese scholar Confucius (