Unformatted text preview: ted in The Analects The ancient State of Lu That’s where Confucius was born & spent most of his life. Unconditional moral obligation to work for: – – – – – – – – – – Universal human wellbeing Order & harmony peace & happiness in this life here on earth Morally good Reasonable Moderate – not extreme Kind and helpful Confucian goal Confucian Good ruler Implications for Government Best rulers are wise Lead by example Developed & used civil service system Exams and training for gov’t jobs Followers of Confucius Followers Li: Politeness Courtesy Politeness Respect Confucian Values Confucian – 4 basic rules of human conduct: Good manners Jen (Ren):...
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- Spring '11
- Chinese philosophy, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Major Teachings, Confucius Confucius K’ung, Confucius Sacred Test