Disc Q 3 F'07

Disc Q 3 F'07 - EALC 350g Fall 2007 Questions for...

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EALC 350g Birge Fall 2007 Questions for Discussion 3 Confucius 1. In what ways is Confucius conservative and what ways is he radical or innovative in his thought? He was conservative in hierarchy, family, rituals. He is radical in that he is against warfare, for self cultivatio through education, moral rule, self reflection, righteousness, and mostly humanism. 2. What authority does the Analects draw upon? How does it make its points? The analects draws upon its simplisity. It’s constructed to be built upon common sense and everyday though. Confucius chooses such examples to connect his readers. For example, confucius says, if we are not able to serve man, how can spiritual beings? If we do not yet know about life how can we know about death.? 3. In what ways can Confucianism be called "humanistic"? Humanism, as gernerated from chan, is the centralization of man. Becoming an individual who serves man kind for the best of himself and others around him. Filial piety, righteousness, virtue, moral power, ancestor worship.
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