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a. good character is required to lead * 6. Ruling by example: 2.1, 2.3, 2.19, 2.20, 13.6 (FDR, Jimmy Carter) a. Herbert Fingarette i. attaches to the title, negative connotations b. certain behaviors expected of certain people in societies i. lawyers ii. politicians iii. tax collectors iv. fire people to end corruption in society c. "Rectification of Names" undoing of these connotations, cleans up * 7. Rectification of names: 13.3. Confucian Theory of Government The superior man attends to the root (1:2); things have their roots and their branches (The Great Learning 3). Must know what is first and what is last. GL 4ff finds foundations for government: A virtuous land or country
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Unformatted text preview: | Well ordered state (virtues toward others) | Regulated families (virtues to family, friends) | Self cultivation (virtues of action) | Rectified hearts (virtues of feeling) | Sincere thoughts (virtues of thought) | Extended knowledge | Investigation of things 1. To govern is to rectify (12:17) * The first step is to rectify names (13:3) * Rectify yourself (13:13): Lead by example. * If you lead correctly, orders are unnecessary and useless (13:6) * Meritocracy: Advance the good (2:19, 20) 2. Good government: * attracts people * enriches them (12:9) * teaches them More Confucius Monday, October 15, 2007 12:00 PM PHL302 Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course PHL 302 taught by Professor Phillips during the Winter '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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