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Confucius2 (3.2) F'09 - Confucius (Pt. 2) Dao (Tao) Moral...

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Confucius (Pt. 2) Dao (Tao) “Moral Way” 551-479 B.C.
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Teachings Radical solution to warfare Improve individual, self cultivation, return to virtue Ruler virtuous also Learned men rule state (Duke of Zhou ideal) Look to Past: 3 Sage Rulers, King Wen, King Wu (Analects 7:1) Hierarchy: authority and harmony, in family and state, filial piety Conservative vs. Radical? (Disc. Ques.)
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Opening Lines (1.1) Learning Friendship The Gentleman
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Gentleman (Superior Man) junzi,chün-tzu z   “Son of ruler” Formerly “Nobleman” Confucius says is based on Virtue Rule by qualification What is Right Analects 1.1
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Ren ( Jen ) humanity, goodness, virtue o        ‚     “ *  
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Authority of Text What authority does Confucius invoke for his ethics? Is there a concept of God? Or of the supernatural? Or of a higher power?
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Shu o Reciprocity, Mutuality, Altruism o + + 15:23 Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you. (Chan, 44)
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4:15 Conscientiousness and Altruism are the one thread that runs through teachings (Chan, 27) Zhong (Chung) o Loyalty,Conscientiousness, True to self
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De ( Te ) o Virtue, Moral force, charisma Rule by Example” 2:1 Pole Star 12:19 Wind and Grass ( How does virtue constitute power?)
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