Confucius - The Great Philosopher

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931 words
931 words

Confucius as well as many philosophers of ancient China, was very concerned about nature of the human. He tried at first, at least for himself to understand its basis. That is how he started to research teaching of human nature.

Judgement on the natural qualities of human-like thinking out loud about the quality of "working power" (Waley, 1989), which the thinker had to deal with the construction of his model of society and state.

Confucius did not despair, the main thing for him was to understand the hidden nature of human, so you can be more effectively influence it in the desired destination. Confucius was the first ever to open a human: he was a teacher of humanity in a human being. Prior to Confucius on the ground were only the gods or descendants of the gods, kings, heroes, ancestors of the divine.

Confucius with simpleness, worthy of the founder of a great civilization, has proclaimed that there is no better calling for a human than to realize himself as a human and become the only culture-the only reality that is entirely created by people. And in this effort of self-consciousness, displayed in the life of perfect, sublime and eternal, a human of Confucius, is not inferior to the gods.

Well, what, according to Confucius, makes a person a truly human, what humanizes a human? Nothing like the ability to conceptualize his life, to judge oneself, to perfect, always and in all-ability, given to human by nature and yet we have implemented through incessant and arduous effort. In it converge and come to equilibrium, causing each other, natural or cultured, knowledge and action.

But the effort of self-improvement, like any practice, any art, can not be done from scratch. It requires its own material and this material, as...

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... that time were due to the fact that people turned away from tradition, followed by the ancestors. Therefore, to restore harmony in the state, it was necessary to return to these traditions, to revive them. Secondly, in terms of Confucius and his followers, the perfect state should be constructed as a family in which the roles between the members are rigidly divided. Important role in the philosophy of Confucius is the doctrine of heaven as the incarnation of fate and force for order on the ground. Central to the Confucian concept of a "life" which can be translated as "humaneness," "humaneness", "kindness". This principle can be stated as follows: "Do not do to others what you do not want to imagine, and help them achieve what he wanted to achieve myself" (Waley, 1989).

Works Cited

Waley, A. (1989). The Analects of Confucius (1st ed.). New York: Vintage Books.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that confucius, as well as many philosophers of ancient china, was concerned about nature of the human. he started to research teaching of human nature.
  • Analyzes how the thinker had to deal with the construction of his model of society and state.
  • Opines that confucius was the first to open a human being. he understood the hidden nature of human so he could influence it in the desired destination.
  • Explains that confucius with simpleness, worthy of the founder of a great civilization, has proclaimed that there's no better calling for human beings than to realize themselves as humans and become the only reality created by people.
  • Explains what confucius says makes a person truly human: the ability to conceptualize life, judge oneself, to perfect, always and in all-ability, given to human by nature.
  • Explains that self-improvement, like any practice, art, cannot be done from scratch. it requires its own material and confucius delivers his culture, more precisely, cultural tradition, which captures the experience of improving.
  • Opines that teaching, according to confucius, should be valued in the first place is not original, not even clever.
  • Explains that culture is a life filled with awareness and consciously lived, extending into eternity. a creative person's ability to renew itself, opening new horizons of his being, is ultimately the key to human persistence.
  • Explains that the organic mougins spirit knows no dramatic reversal of fortune, nor any "tipping points" and requires great courage.
  • Explains that the wisdom of confucius is the closure body and spirit in being a culture of life vechnopreemstvenny. it is freedom, but freedom-tested, perfect, because the whole moral.
  • Explains that in the forms of culture reproduced the matrix of human activity, both material and spiritual. assimilation of these forms, providing a fruit typing, allows the student actually put into his life symbolic "body" of tradition and immortality.
  • Explains the character of traditional teaching in china, consisting in the assimilation of a student's repertoire of standard forms of an art: the artist should adopt the model elements of the picture, the musician-entrenched chords, and in any situation of life the learned human was supposed to comply with the relevant norms of behavior
  • Explains that learning was inseparable from good breeding, owning a good flavor, and the fundamental nature of training and education seemed to cultivate moral faith in the disciple.
  • Explains that human personality, or more precisely, life, vechnobodrstvuyuschee, is moral in the heart of the confucian tradition of primary and important abstract knowledge.
  • Explains that training on confucius assumes the value of culture as decorum. teachers claim to possess the truth, imaginary significance judgments, and flat indoctrination inevitably lead to dogmatism.
  • Explains that for the first time in the history of chinese culture has been created is a real model of an ideal personality.
  • Explains that confucianism is primarily moral and ethical teachings, trying to answer questions about the place that everyone holds in the world.

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