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Sept. 10 slides - "Confucians"a,erConfucius MenciusandXunzi...

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"Confucians" a,er Confucius: Mencius and Xunzi
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From last class… Recap of the main significance of Confucius and his ideas in The Analects
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Today’s Topics Warring States a,er Confucius: ContribuDons of Confucius Problems Confucius didn’t solve Confucius’s successors and their answers Mencius Xunzi
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Impact of Confucius’ innovaDons on the late Warring States period Confucianism as a tradiDon Teacher‐student relaDonship Role of educaDon in preparaDon for poliDcal office Greater social mobility
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Confucianism a,er Confucius Schools “Geneaologies” of master‐student relaDonships
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Problems unresolved QuesDon of human nature: Good? Bad? Both? Neither? Metaphysical quesDons: What is the mind? What is existence? Religious quesDons: How do we know about spirits or divine beings? What is the a,erlife like?
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A,er Confucius: The social and poliDcal landscape Diversity: poliDcal, social More violence, greater suffering
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