Monday, March 31, 2008

Confucianism and the Zhou classics

Reminder: see if primary sources are available in translation and in the original language.

Confucius as an expositor or bearer of a tradition versus Confucius as an innovator or creator.

How much of traditional Chinese ethics goes back further than Confucius? How much of it is explainable by sociological/anthropological models? (or by an appeal to Natural Law?)

Ethics of Shang, Zhou and the Classics by Sanderson Beck
Chinese Literature - Confucian classics (
Confucianism - Han Confucianism
Confucius [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Before Confucius: Studies in the Creation of ...
Confucius and the Analects: New Essays - Google Books Result
xinhua article

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