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DetailsIn 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.Table of Contents:Vol I: 1.Concerning Fundamental Principles; 2.Concerning Government;Vol II: 3.The Eight Dancers: Concerning Manners and Morals; 4.Concerning Virtue;Vol III: 5.Concerning Certain Disciples and Others; 6.Concerning Certain Disciples and Other Subjects;Vol IV: 7.Concerning the Master Himself; 8.Chiefly Concerning Certain Ancient Worthies;Vol V: 9.Chiefly Personal; 10.Concerning the Sage in His Daily Life;Vol VI: 11.Chiefly Concerning the Disciples; 12.Concerning Virtue, Nobility and Polity;Vol VII: 13.Chiefly Concerning Government; 14.Chiefly Concerning Government and Certain Rulers;Vol VII: 15.Chiefly on the Maintenance of Principles and Character; 16.Concerning Ministerial Responsibility et Alia; Vol IX: 17.Recording Unsuitable Calls and Sundry Maxims; 18.Concerning Ancient Worthies;Vol X: 19.Recorded Sayings of Some Disciples; 20.Concerning Right Government.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren, and that the most basic step to cultivating ren was devotion to one's parents and older siblings. He taught that one's individual desires do not need to be suppressed, but that people should be educated to reconcile their desires via rituals and forms of propriety, through which people could demonstrate their respect for others and their responsible roles in society. He taught that a ruler's sense of virtue was his primary prerequisite for leadership. His primary goal in educating his students was to produce ethically well-cultivated men who would carry themselves with gravity, speak correctly, and demonstrate consummate integrity in all things.
SKU Code PRK B 3009 Weight in Kg 0.0600 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486284842 Author Name Confucius, Dover Thrift Editions, William Edward Soothill Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATIONS