Imprint: Penguin Classics The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all. The Analects has ratings and reviews. Darwin8u said: 子 Paperback, Penguin Classics, pages. Published Confucius, The Analects, XVII ‘The Master said, “If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil ”’ The Analects are a collection of Confucius’s.

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9780140443486 – The Analects (Penguin Classics) by Confucius

Many of his views are, in fact, contradictory or ambiguous. Our society, and indeed the British Empire, does consider merit in a lot of managerial roles that exist, though due to our human nature, it is always the case that we will tend to look over somebody much more qualified in favour of somebody that we tend to like.

Norton edition, with translation and notes by Simon Leys. Knowing conffucius complex translations can be, it’s a well-thought out approach to delineate what the book means by each translated term, instead of assuming that the reader will know.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Ru Bei wanted to see Confucius. I found this to be the best of Confucius’ books that I have come across so far. Nov 11, Alex marked it as to-read Shelves: Confucius on himself 7.

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Read this book for the great introduction it is to one of the world’s great and largest philosophical some would say religious systems.

Next are those who shun a specific place.

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A kind of serene insight pervades the commentaries. In Western works, the reasons for accepting arguments are usually made very explicit. Oct 08, J. Get to Know Us. anallects

See and discover other items: This is most important to understanding a people, classsics culture, and what and why they believe what they believe, and how they build their civilization. To have the courage to pass judgment when dealing with important matters, and to have the humility to refrain from passing judgment when dealing with trivial matters.

If a leader takes tbe of his own responsibilities, Confucius feels that the rest of society will act in accordance.

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Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers’ inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time. I’m getting closer and feel as I read the different translations I can circle around some of the truth of what was originally spoken without ever hearing the original text. Plato valued truth, Socrates valued happiness, Jesus valued love, and Confucius values fidelity.

Jul 06, Matty-Swytla rated it liked it Shelves: For di At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming in BC, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions seeded in China. Ideas – The greatest innovation Confucius devised is inventing his own occupation of the private teacher.


Now, I had my prejudgments about Confucius beforehand, but my views upon reading, and after finishing reading, was greatly changed to the better. Still, I do appreciate the way that the lessons are put forward, because they beg the reader to figure out the reasoning behind the arguments for themselves, rather than being spoon-fed by the author. Who was a gentleman? Learn as if you will never catch up, and as if you feared losing what you have already attained.

Walking in the Forbidden City, my copy of “The Analects” in my jacket pocket, I wondered how many readers, imperial or otherwise, referred to their own copy of this book while traveling between and among the buildings of this most impressive city-within-a-city.

The state is constituted by clans, households, and individuals, all coming together to form an organic whole. Light shelfwear and toning to extremities; ink stamp to inside cover. Analechs special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier.

Patton, IV at the George Washington University in the early 80’s, reflecting on his experience in Vietnam, he summarized the failure of US policy in SE Asia as a failure to understand the history and culture of the region.