PHI101_702 Unit 5 Discussion - Based on what you have learned about Confucius's political philosophy interpret the following saying One who rules with

PHI101_702 Unit 5 Discussion - Based on what you have...

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Based on what you have learned about Confucius's political philosophy, interpret the following saying: One who rules with de is like the Pole Star: it simply remains in its place and receives the homage of the myriad lesser stars. I believe the saying, "One who rules with de is like the Pole Star: it simply remains in its place and receives the homage of the myriad lesser stars." represents Confucious political philosophy because he believed that a ruler ought to rule a people through example and virtue rather than through fear of punishment. He believed that If laws were enacted in a society seeking to punish those ill-behaved then the individuals will do what they can to avoid the punishments without feeling shame for their actions, where as if a ruler leads by example of what one ought to and out
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