Philosophy – Confucius

Confucius (551/552-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, philosopher and politician during the so-called Hundred Schools of Thought era. He was the founder of Confucianism, ethical and philosophical system that still has many followers in China.

The philosopher is thought to write or edit many Chinese classic texts but modern scholars have expressed doubt that he is really the author/editor of all the works that are traditionally attributed to him. But there is no doubt that Confucius’ philosophical system dominated the Chinese thought for many centuries.

Here is a short video summarising Confucius’s ideas:

 

Recommended Books:

Analects by Confucius

Book of Rites by Confucius

Thinking through Confucius by David L. Hall

 

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